Shawn Mitchell - Executive Director.
Shawn & Marina Mitchell were the founding Co-Leaders of the whole Catalyst vision in 2007. Before starting Catalyst, Shawn was in full-time church ministry for 13-years. Shawn is now the part-time Executive Director for both Catalyst Partnerships and its supporting church Catalyst Network. Marina works as a group fitness instructor at Bay Club Portland, and is a Master Instructor/Educator with Stages Indoor Cycling. Shawn & Marina live in Tualatin, OR, and have 2 adult kids.
Darrell Kriechbaum - Construction Manager.
Darrell has been involved with Catalyst since his wife dragged him along to volunteer at a roof-replacement project for a low-income elderly couple in 2012. He was hooked, and kept coming back to project after project until we were able hire him in 2017. Darrell has been a licensed general contractor since the 1990’s, has a wealth of industry knowledge, and has a huge heart for people. He and his wife Jackie live in North Portland, OR, have 2 adult kids and one awesome grandson.
Linda Owen - Client Relations, Administrative Assistant.
Linda has been involved with Catalyst since volunteering as a new Project Advocate in 2014 with her congregation Northwest Christian Church - Tigard. She is well-known in Catalyst circles for her gentle & kind spirit, and spends a lot of her time on the phone with clients - listening, consoling, and coordinating services. Linda is an employee of Catalyst Network, and most of her time is dedicated to supporting the work of Catalyst Partnerships. Linda is a puppy-raiser for Guide Dogs For The Blind, and lives with her dogs in Tigard, OR. She has two adult kids, and two awesome granddaughters.
JJ Milmore - Accounting/Bookkeeping.
JJ has been involved with Catalyst since showing-up for a volunteer roof project in 2012. After that, he just kept showing up and getting more involved! JJ administrates all the financial accounting for both Catalyst organizations, and we're very thankful for his expertise. JJ and his wife Shonda spent 2-1/2 years as missionaries in Thailand, and returned in 2019. They live in Kaiser.
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