Masha Egorenko works at Parkrose Middle School through IRCO as a Slavic Community Coordinator & Youth Advocate. I'm so thankful she talked with me for the podcast! I think this chat is beneficial for anyone who feels they don't have a great understanding of their Slavic neighbors. Keep reading ... » Learn More about Parkrose Life Podcast #8 Masha Egorenko
Several years ago I attended a talk at the Midland library about the indigenous history of Portland given by Tracy J. Prince who's a Research Professor at Portland State University in their American Indian Teacher Program. I learned so much from that talk and still have my hand-written notes stored ... » Learn More about Parkrose Life Podcast #7 Tracy J. Prince, Ph.D.
For this episode, producer Andru Morgan takes my spot as the interviewer, and I fumble my way through answering his questions of me. We had a great time, and I feel like it gives a good snapshot of who I am, my interests, and my perspective on neighborhood. We chat about real estate, Rocky Butte ... » Learn More about Parkrose Life Podcast #6 Bryan Atkinson
Donell Morgan is the director of Elevate Oregon whose mentors build relationships with Parkrose students to promote education and help them develop leadership, life skills, and character. He is a former professional basketball player with college coaching experience who now coaches the Parkrose boys ... » Learn More about Parkrose Life Podcast #5 Donell Morgan
Ashley Brassea and I first met because she was running for Parkrose School Board, and she was one of my first interviews for this website! (and she won!) She's definitely helped me get further connected in the community. She's a caring friend who lives in Maywood Park and is now Vice-Chair of the ... » Learn More about Parkrose Life Podcast #4 Ashley Brassea
James Helms founded Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters and Rocky Butte Espresso Bar and co-owns both (along with me). He connects people in his neighborhood together and sparks his neighbors to dream about flourishing in their community. A self-described “instigator,” he is a leader of the Parish ... » Learn More about Parkrose Life Podcast #3 James Helms
If there is one family most closely associated with Parkrose, it's gotta be the Rossis. Joe represents the fourth generation of his family to farm in Parkrose, and their iconic barn on NE 122nd south of Shaver St is probably the most distinctive sight in the whole Parkrose area. Rossi Farms is an ... » Learn More about Parkrose Life Podcast #2 Joe Rossi
Early this year, Andru Morgan floated the idea of working on a podcast together to me, and we started brainstorming and scheduling our first guest. Then Covid came, and I naively thought, "let's postpone a week." Several months later and we made it happen with an awesome list of guests for our first ... » Learn More about Parkrose Life Podcast #1 Andru Morgan