Dr. Sean Harry has spent his entire career helping people discover the ONE thing that makes them special. He helps small business owners build their “brand” so they can connect with their perfect customers and make a difference in the world.
Sean is uniquely qualified to help people bring together both the existential needs and the business challenges of the 21st century. He has a unique blending of training and experience from two seemingly different worlds: Divinity and Business. As a Pastor he spent over 15 years walking with people through life’s most intense spiritual events. Currently he teaches and advises small business owners how to start and grow a successful business.
Andres holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in economics, in sociology, and in international studies with a thematic focus on development studies and a regional focus on Latin America. He received a Master of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Oregon with an emphasis in environmental sociology. A large part of his graduate studies also centered on gender, sexualities, and masculinities. He currently serves as a Student Organization Advisor for the Multicultural, Business, and Honorary student groups at Portland State University (PSU). True to millennial form, Andres side hustles in his role as Editor and Professional Development Coach at Heartful Editor to support academic and career professionals in all fields on edits to cover letters and resumes. Andres is also a self-proclaimed social justice advocate. Currently, he serves on the Diversity Action Council at PSU; his work aims to facilitate the recruitment and retention of students of color and to bring or deliver culturally responsive trainings and workshops to campus. Andres is an avid nerd and a lover of travel, culinary experiences, and reading sociological theory.
M.S. Educational Leadership and Policy, Portland State University
Felipe is originally from Brasília, the capital of Brazil. Felipe received a BS in Environmental and Sustainability Studies from the University of Utah in 2009 and an MS in Educational Leadership and Policy from Portland State University in 2016 with emphases in Leadership for Sustainability Education and Gender, Race, and Nations. Felipe currently teaches Race and Social Justice in the Senior Inquiry program, a dual-credit, year-long learning experience offered in partnerships between Portland State University (PSU) and selected Portland area high schools. As a critical sustainability scholar/educator, his research and teaching interests include productions of nature, popular culture and sustainability, cultural studies, and critical consciousness development. Felipe enjoys geeking out on quantum physics and can often be found in one of Portland's several urban parks meditating on very dense books.
Halfway through a rigorous Interior Design program at the #1 school in the nation--and following a life-changing study abroad in Australia--Gina realized that she didn't want to be an Interior Designer. She spent the rest of her time at college twisting and bending projects to fit her desire to become a student of culture and a creative problem solver (who more often than not, is working with her first love... food).
M.S. Educational Leadership and Policy, Portland State University
Virginiaa queer Palauan-American who lived on Guam for 25 years before moving to Oregon. She earned a masters degree in Educational Leadership and Policy where she focused on cultural sustainability and Micronesian student needs in higher education. She advises the academic and pre-professional organizations with Student Activities and Leadership Program at Portland State University. Virginia is a Trekkie who loves to sing karaoke and make jewelry.
Doug is an educator and entrepreneur. After going to school to become a high school math and science teacher, he was pulled into the world of visual note-taking and got hooked. In 2013 he founded Verbal To Visual, an educational platform whose purpose is to empower lifelong learners and makers. He's also Wayfinding's new documentarian, so you might see him roaming around Wayfinding HQ with a camera now and then!
M.A. Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles MSW, University of California, Los Angeles
Brad aka “Brain Coach Brad,” is the best selling author of The Un-Worried Brain: Achieve More, Stress Less and Turn Worry into Action with Practical Brain Science. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years experience with trauma and crisis services and is the co-founder of a national behavioral healthcare company. As a therapist, business leader, and Executive Coach Brad has dedicated his life to helping others function at the highest level, studying cutting-edge research-based strategies to help people experience powerful results-faster and easier. His book, presentations, and workshops deliver the best elements of contemporary neuroscience presented with the precision of a philosopher, the wisdom of a master storyteller, and the zany humor of a stand up comedian.
has pursued a life of involvement with interesting things. His passion for education began with teaching physics and mountaineering in secondary schools; continued through eighteen years at NIKE, with a focus on management learning; and now finds expression in developing and teaching courses on HR, Business and Information. He has engaged deeply with competitive skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking and sea kayaking;and is a life-long woodworker. His wife and he operate a B&B on the edge of Portland’s Forest Park.
Katharinehas taught courses and workshops in social justice and education for educators, community organizers, and activists since 2007, receiving an award and many accolades for her use of highly engaging and interactive teaching methods. Her teaching, research, publications, and activism have emphasized intersections of identity and equity that include examinations of gender and sexism; LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) experiences; racism, neocolonialism/imperialism, and whiteness; and social class and economic justice in the context of local-global capitalism and environmental injustice. Katharine has also been a teacher, counselor, and mentor for marginalized, traumatized, and underserved children, youth, and young adults for much of her professional life. She earned her Ph.D. in Education with specialization in Cultural Studies of Educational Foundations in 2011 and a California Teaching Credential emphasizing cultural and linguistic diversity in 2000. She also holds an M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology (emphasizing dominant culture critique) and a B.A. in Women’s Studies. She returned to Portland, Oregon in 2016 to co-create the Center for Transformative Arts and Education.
M.F.A. Creative Writing, Portland State University M.S. Media Studies, University of Oregon M.Ed. Language Arts, Portland State University
Jenny is a writer and educator who teaches composition, literature, multimedia storytelling, and digital media literacy. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, a M.S. in Media Studies, and a M.Ed. in Language Arts. She aims to spark educational experiences that inspire students into unforeseen experimentation, expansive philosophizing, and healthy, hands-on risk-taking. As a Portland, Ore. native whose best friend is her canine companion Lady, she cares deeply for the natural world (along with the human beings who sprouted from it) and, as such, can’t help but be forever fascinated by the ways in which technologies affect our relationships with nature, each other, and ourselves.
Master of Science, Botany (Plant Ecology). University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Studies. Johnson State College, Johnson, VT.
Certificate in Wetland Science and Management. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
A fascination with tiny plants clinging to alpine ridges was the first spark of what turned out to be Jim’s lifelong fascination with native plants, wildlife, and their ecosystems, a path that led him to advanced study in plant ecology, and a career as a conservation biologist, restoration ecologist, and environmental educator. Jim has served in various capacities for conservation-oriented agencies and organizations such as the National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, and the Washington Native Plant Society, among others. He’s an enthusiastic volunteer for the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust in his home community of Vashon Island, Washington, and works with his community at Vashon Island Cohousing as they restore eight acres of forested wetland on their shared property. Jim’s special conservation interests at this time include the roles of native plants in wildlife habitat and as pollinator resources, and the evolution of ecological restoration practices to meet the challenges of climate change.