BW has worked and volunteered in the nonprofit sector for the past 20 years. BW served as the Development Director at Write Around Portland for 11 years and has been an organizer with Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) PDX since 2015. BW is passionate about grassroots fundraising and believes that every stage of a donation to SJF – asking for a donation, making a donation and putting that donation to use – are acts of social change. BW grew up in the Chicago area, went to college in Minnesota, and has the accent to prove it. Currently, BW lives in North Portland in community with family and friends, most of whom but not all of whom are humans.