Meet the Team
Matt oversees fundraising and communications for the foundation. Before joining the staff in 2019, Matt served as Board President, chaired the annual Gala & Auction committee and also helped facilitate Tony’s Tourney, a golf tournament fundraiser for HSF. A Glencoe alum, Matt is proud to be raising his two sons in the same community in which he grew up.
Laurie manages HSF’s bookkeeping and databases, assists with our fundraisers and events, and performs other program support duties. She volunteered for HSF for several years prior to joining the team as a staff member. Laurie is very involved in her sons’ elementary school in Hillsboro and has spent all of her professional career and much of her personal time helping children and families in Washington County.
Our Valuable Board of Directors
Jake, an Alumni of the Hillsboro School District, is thrilled to join the HSF Board. HSF has had a lasting impact in Jakes life as not only an Alumni who benefited from the investments made, but from his Grandmother who worked at Peter Boscow & David Hill Elementary who made HSF part of his family legacy. Jake, who owns Mead Agency and Associates in the new South Hillsboro neighborhood, truly believes in building up the community around him. While not working in his office or with HSF, he actively volunteers with FFA Hillsboro, Chairs the LGBTQ+ Business Advisory Council and is a board member for Washington County Chamber of Commerce
Jaci Spross has been an education advocate since her oldest began Kindergarten at Imlay. She has served as an officer with both local and State PTA’s, and as the Century High School Marching Band and Colorguard Booster Club President. Jaci is an Executive Assistant at Synopsys, Inc, serving on the Synopsys Silicon Valley Outreach Foundation Board of Directors, and currently chairing the Synopsys Hillsboro Community Outreach Committee. Synopsys has been a proud supporter of HSF and sponsor for our Gala for 15+ years. Jaci joins HSF’s Board after four years in service to the Hillsboro School Board that included serving on the Budget Committee, Safety Task Force, School-Based Health Center Steering Committee, the Licensed Bargaining Team and Policy Committee. Jaci and her husband Tom are the proud parents of two Century High School graduates.
Kim joined the Hillsboro Schools Foundation in 2021. Kim has lived in the Hillsboro School District since 1978 and currently works at Portland General Electric (PGE).
Dylan has lived in Hillsboro since 2005, and both of his children are graduates of Minter Bridge, South Meadows and Hilhi.
He owns a Farmers Insurance agency in Orenco Station, and is active volunteering with youth basketball and baseball organizations, the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and Hillsboro Schools Foundation. He also umpires JBO baseball in the spring and summer.
He joined the HSF board in 2023 because he wants to give back to the school community that has helped educate his children and given his family so much through the years.
Arturo Mendez is a 20 year semiconductor professional. He is an operations manager with Applied Materials managing a team of 40 semiconductor engineers working in the Epitaxy module.
He has a passion for community engagement where he has the opportunity to assist under represented youth in the Portland Metro. Arturo is a member of the board for the Latino Business advisory Council through the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, sits on the board for the Oregon Startup Center and is the Chairman of the board for Hispanics in Partnership through Applied Materials foundation. Arturo enjoys playing golf, reading, drawing/painting, riding motorcycles, working on old BMW’s and spending quality time with his family.
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An HSF member since 2022, Rebecca is a 2000 Glencoe Alumni and HSD parent of three. Passionate about education and community, Rebecca has served as a past Chair and Vice Chair on the Community Curriculum Advisory Committee, member of the literature adoption committee, and member of HSD’s Strategic Planning Committee. Rebecca is a former board member of Glencoe Youth Football as well as both Brookwood Elementary and Evergreen Middle School’s Boosters, and serves as a current board member of Patterson Elementary’s Booster Club.
When Rebecca is not at her kids’ sports or volunteering, she is a Principal Broker and Agent Trainer at NextHome Realty Connection in Orenco and the owner and Performance Coach at Rebecca Nelson Coaching LLC. Rebecca also enjoys hiking, reading, table top games, and most new adventures. Rebecca looks forward to all of the opportunities to serve the HSF community!
Shannon is a Principal Broker at The Shannon Rose Group. An active member of the community and proud parent, both of her children graduated from Century High School.
Nathan joined the Board in 2015. He was elected as board vice president from 2017 – 2018 and president from 2019 – 2022. He also served on the Grant Committee and currently serves on the Marketing Committee.
Nathan is an attorney at the law firm of Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers in Hillsboro. He is also a legislator in the Oregon House of Representatives where he represents District 30 which is based in Hillsboro. Prior to becoming a lawmaker, he served on the Oregon Government Ethics Commission and was its chair in 2020.
Over the past several years, he has also volunteered as a youth mentor with Portland State University as well as Lewis & Clark Law School, an ambassador with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan Oversight Committee.
Matt grew up in the Washington county area, graduating from Westview High School. Matt’s journey started out as a teller at Washington Mutual right out of high school, eventually growing into his current role as Manager at the WaFd branch right here in Hillsboro. He thinks the big part of growing his career was learning to adapt but always being true to himself, and this shows with his clients. His focus is being with his family, his wife Nicole, and his four beautiful kids: Asher, Lexy, Maddox, and Maddox. Yes, being a blended family, he has two boys named Maddox, calling them “big” and “little”. His four kids keep him busy with sports all year as they are all active in wrestling, baseball, soccer, and basketball. Matt loves to cheer on the Ducks, Blazers, Mariners, and Seahawks, but most of all he enjoys spending time with his family adventuring from Florida to Long Beach to Cozumel. Matt and his wife want their children to travel and experience all the different cultures in the world. Matt joined the HSF board because he wanted to be part of this amazing opportunity to make a difference for our youth.
Nadine worked in the Hillsboro School District as an instructional assistant, special education teacher, special education director, elementary school principal, director of instruction and assessment and executive director of curriculum, instruction and assessment. She is very committed to supporting public education and the youth of our community. She has served on the Hillsboro Schools Foundation Board for over 12 years.
Hillsboro School District Board Liaison
Beth Graser has been serving as the Chief Communications Officer for the Hillsboro School District since July of 2009. Beth grew up in Hillsboro and was one of the valedictorians of her graduating class at Glencoe High School before heading off to Duke University where she competed on the varsity track team and graduated magna cum laude. Her four sons all went through the Hillsboro School District and graduated from Glencoe as well. She is passionate about education and about serving the Hillsboro community.
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