Fast Facts!

Hours, Address, COVID Info, etc.

our people

Founded by three women seeking to create meaningful opportunities for young people experiencing homelessness, p:ear is at its core a community of compassionate people committed to caring for each other in powerful ways.

Founders & staff

Our people are the heart and soul of p:ear.
Beth Burns Executive & Co-Founder

Beth Burns

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Pippa Arend

Retired Co-Founder

Joy Cartier

Retired Co-Founder

Nathan Engkjer

p:ear Works Director

Antonio Camacho Martinez

Program Director

Brandie Rajbhandari

Development Director

Stephanie Chase

Operations Manager

Jessica Kain

Education Coordinator

Steve Heim

Bike Works Manager

M. Antonio Lopez

Everybody Bikes Coordinator & Bike Mechanic

Board of directors

Our board works hard for p:ear youth.

Patrik Antich
Piece of PDX

Dave Boeckel
William Henry and Tanner Goods

Philippe Boutros, Secretary
Cascade Insights

Sabra Boyd

Jennifer Bruml, Co-Vice Chair
Community Volunteer

Sherry Copeland

Jonathan Donehower
Kaiser Permanente

Donald H. Friedman JD, Co-Vice Chair
Community Volunteer

Emily Goetz, Chair
Pyramid Communications


Harit Ghelani
MNIN / Court Appointed Special Advocate

Chris Huth, Treasurer
HomeStreet Bank

Susan Johnson, MD
Oregon DHS, Office of Disability Determination Services

Justin Oswald
Community Advocate & Entrepreneur

Becky Polley
Parenting With Intent

Constantin Severe
State of Oregon

The Honorable Xiomara Torres
State of Oregon

Want to join our Board of Directors? Contact us at to inquire!


Our volunteers help keep p:ear running.

100 Volunteers in 2019

4,000 Average volunteer hours per year

1/3 of volunteers have been with
p:ear for 5 years or more