Living in a historic Portland neighborhood, Deanne is an active board member of her neighborhood association and a founding member of three active book groups – two for herself and one for her daughter. Her daughter attends a Spanish immersion program within Portland Public Schools and her husband, while a Market Transport Planner during the day, is a stand up bass player for many local Latin and old-time jazz bands. You may see the whole family, including their dog King, driving around town in their 2005 Stella Scooter with sidecar.
As her boys have grown older and are becoming young men, Lidia’s advocacy has expanded to include other students and young adults. In addition to providing some education advocacy, her true talent lies in navigating public agencies to find and negotiate services outside the public education system. She focuses on attaining maximum success and community integration for each individual, regardless of the impact of their disability.
In her spare time, Lidia designs and develops educational materials for her sons, bakes, remodels her turn-of-the century home, and spends time with her vast network of family and friends.
Wendy independently owns and operates three successful businesses, Wendy Mayo Photographer and P-Town Studios, andLegends American Youth Photo. When she isn’t running her own businesses, she dabbles in web design.
In her spare time, Wendy is very active with her church and community. She home-schooled her boys until, as high-schoolers, they were ready to enter community college. She also enjoys genealogy, shopping for treasures, and gardening.