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Celebrate Portland’s Rising Stars

Portland Monthly and Knowledge Universe are proud to honor 32 of Portland’s Rising Stars - individuals making a meaningful impact in the social, political and business sectors."

These innovators and conversation starters have been nominated by their peers for this recognition. We will celebrate the inaugural cohort of Rising Stars at an exclusive event hosted by Knowledge Universe and as part of our annual Light A Fire Awards.


Amy Sample Ward The Nonprofit Technology Network
Andres Lopera  Metropolitan Youth Symphony
Andrew Dickson W+K 
B. Frayn Masters Back Fence PDX
Bill Lynch Jive Software
Cary Clarke Young Audiences Arts for Learning of Oregon & SW Washington
Christa  Thoeresz  Portland Timbers
Elisa J. Dozono Miller Nash
Eric Brody shift advantage
Eric J. Zimmerman Commissioner Diane McKeel
Ethan Elkins  MNI Targeted Media
Jenn Lynch Portland Seed Fund
Jennifer Yocom Portland Parks and Recreation
Jesse Beason Northwest  Health Foundation
Jonathan Malsin Beam Development
Justen Harn The Hollywood Theatre
Justin Hocking Independent Publishing Resource Center
Kellie Torres all hands raised
Kristin Gimbel The Chief Education Officer
Maggie Vail & Jesse Von Doom CASH Music
Natalie Sept Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici
Nathan Bailey IDEATION
Rebecca Burrell Regional Arts & Culture Council
Ryan Saari The Oregon Public House 
Sara Matarazzo WALKER
Sattie Clark Eleek, Inc.
Stefani Jenness  Alpha Broadcasting
Stephen Cassell Cassell Communications
Stephen Marc Beaudoin PHAME Academy
Tara Sulzen The Bus Project
Thomas Levenworth Coleman Sperry Rogue Venture Partners

To learn more about the Light A Fire Awards and to purchase a ticket for the Light A Fire Awards Dinner on Tuesday, November 12, visit:  portlandmonthlymag.com/light-a-fire-2013  

To inquire about or nominate a future Rising Star email: jsword@sagacitymedia.com 

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