Movers & Shakers: 4/11/2014

Jay Gilberg

Each new board member will serve a three-year term and work on a variety of projects including alumni membership recruitment, on- and off-campus fundraising events, Clark College’s Outstanding Alumni Award recognition and the annual Alumni-Student Dinner.

Gilberg is a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual who received an associate degree from Clark, a bachelor’s in accounting at the University of Washington and a master’s in business from Washington State University.

Jessup is the administrative assistant for Vancouver-based Horenstein Law Group PLLC. She graduated from Clark with an associate degree, and also serves on the Clark College Business Technology Advisory Board.

Chase is the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce’s communications director and editor of the business-focused Vancouver VISION Magazine. She supports 70 events/workshops per year to promote Clark County businesses. She received her associate degree at Clark and a bachelor’s from Washington State University Vancouver in public affairs.

Legree retired in 2013 as a professor in the arts department and division chair at Clark College. She remains the director of the college’s Archer Gallery, which exhibits regional and national contemporary art.

Campbell joined Clark’s Alumni Association as a lifetime member while attending the 2013 Alumni-Student Dinner because she was impressed by the networking opportunities the group offered. She has an associate degree from Clark and will complete a women’s studies certificate this spring.


Vancouver-based WRK Engineers recently announced the hiring of Sarah Knoles.
A 2013 master of science degree graduate of Portland State University, Knoles brings experience in technical evaluation, site investigations and structural analysis to her role as a designer at WRK Engineers.

Knoles is an active member of Structural Engineers Association of Oregon, and has experience analyzing and designing AWWA welded steel reservoirs.


The Gardner School of Arts & Sciences has announced the hiring of their first development coordinator, Eddie Allen.

Allen has been involved with fundraising and cause marketing efforts with numerous nonprofits in the community including, FISH, Humane Society of SW Washington, Dream Big Community Center, Gifford Pinchot Task Force, Share and Equality SW Washington.

A graduate of Clark College and Western Washington University, Allen is also a 2014 member of Leadership Clark County.

Located in Northeast Vancouver, the Gardner School of Arts and Sciences is a Pre-K through 8th grade independent school centered on the Multiple Intelligences Theory of Howard Gardner.


Patty Carroll, co-founder of Business Outcomes Consulting, was recently selected to join the Board of Directors of the Evergreen School District Foundation (ESDF). ESDF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Evergreen Public Schools.

Carroll has lived in Clark County for most of her life and her three children all attended Evergreen School District when they were in elementary school. Two of her five grandchildren currently attend schools in the ESD.

“The quality of education of our young people is critical to their success and the long-term strength of our community,” said Carroll. “I look forward to using my years of sales, fundraising and training experience to help maximize the dollars we’re able to raise to support the high quality programs that the Evergreen School District Foundation has become known for.”


The Kids Cooking Corner has hired Amanda “Drake” Carnahan to head up its new sustainable outside programs.

Drake was born and raised in Vancouver and was a Camas High School graduate of 2006. She graduates this spring with a bachelor of arts degree in social sciences and a minor in civic leadership from Portland State University.

Drake has spent the last few years as an outdoor and sustainable educator, leading backpacking trips for adults and teens and working with local communities to seek out sustainable solutions.

Based in Vancouver, The Kids Cooking Corner is the area’s only nonprofit children’s culinary school. Founded in 2010, the organization teaches kids ages three and up how to cook.

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