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ABOUT US

PCS HISTORY

2012 - 2017

PCS MISSION

Values + Principles

STAFF

Roles + Photos

BOARD + COMMITTEES

Directors + Volunteers

COMMUNITY SQUASH

PCS Model + Best Practices 

HISTORY

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Portland Community Squash was incorporated in 2013 with Barrett Takesian, Sandy Spaulding, and Greg Born serving as the original directors. 

PCS Timeline

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MISSION

Portland Community Squash (PCS) aims to build an accessible community center that holistically supports and unites its members. We envision a community with enough social and human capital to overcome ever-changing societal challenges and prosper.

VALUES

Respect - We support our teammates

Effort - We work hard together

Positivity - We use our energy to uplift others

PRINCIPLES

Access - Remove barriers to reflect the city's population

Equity - Prepare members to thrive

Cohesion - Unite and empower a strong community

About Us - Staff

STAFF

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Barrett
Takesian

Executive
Director
barrett@pcsquash.com

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Marilu
Fortson

Head
Squash Pro
marilu@pcsquash.com

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Sarah
Stickney

Operations
Director
sarah@pcsquash.com

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Elise
Malongi

Finance+
Membership Director
elise@pcsquash.com

Lucas
Bruns

Development
Director
lucas@pcsquash.com

Kelsey
Goodwin

Youth Programs Director
kelsey@pcsquash.com

Meirgani
Alaari

Event+Facility
Director
alaari@pcsquash.com

ADDITIONAL STAFF

PCS also relies on the contributions from many of our high school students and community volunteers.

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BOARD

2013 CLASS

Greg Born

Sandy Spaulding

2017 CLASS

Hawley Strait (Chair)

Brooke Teller (Vice-Chair)

2020 CLASS

Chris Lutes

Ruweda Ali

2014 CLASS

Amy Ford (Treasurer)

2018 CLASS

John Beliveau

2023 CLASS

Beth Snider

Johnny Ritzo

2016 CLASS

Adam Edwards (Secretary)

Andrew Emmons

2019 CLASS

Beth Lowenstein

Harvey Klugman

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BOARD ALUMNI

Bob Gould (2015-2018), John Robinson (2017-2020), Rosie O'Donnell (2018-2021), Meirgani Alaari (2020-2021), Marion Freeman (2015-2023), Mahmoud Hassan (2020-2023), Divine Nduwimana (2021-2023), Kifah Abdulla (2021-2023), Barrett Takesian (2013-2023), Teddy Stoecklein (2014-2023), Emily Birchby (2018-2024), Megan Savage (2021-2024)

COMMITTEES

For an up to date listing of committee members, please view this google doc - LINK

Anchor - Community

COMMUNITY SQUASH

Leveraging squash to create multicultural and multigenerational communities

An open-source book with the road map to start a community squash or community anything center

All the back of house best practices that we have developed over the years

The Theory of Change is the playbook, scorecard, and the missing middle between where we are and where we're going.

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