auGi Garred
Editor in Chief, contributor

In 2001, he moved to LA with dreams of becoming a standup comedian. Less than two years later, his dream came true—he landed a weekly spot on a new NBC TV series called Last Comic Standing.

Now, he uses his experience as a producer, performer, writer and designer to honor the memory of his Mom through his work at the National MS Society, Oregon Chapter.

As Vice President of Marketing and Events, he develops strategies and content to inspire recruitment and fundraising, emcees Bike MS and other Society events, and is Chief Storyteller.


Nan Devlin

Volunteer Writer
National MS Society, Oregon Chapter
Email: nan (at) nwcontent (dot) com

Nan grew up listening to amazing family stories so it’s not surprising she became a storyteller and writer. Her company, Northwest Content, helps businesses tell their stories, too.

Nan’s mom lived with Parkinson’s Disease for 17 years, and she helped her through the struggle to walk each day. Maybe that’s why Nan is an avid walker – to always remember and appreciate the power of being able to put one foot in front of the other. And to write about those everyday heroes who fight to do so, too.

Helen Russon

Volunteer Writer
National MS Society, Oregon Chapter

Helen is an attorney who currently investigates civil rights complaints for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. She also teaches a course in disability law, which is a subject she understands from both an intellectual and personal level. Helen writes, reads and gardens as much as possible and, as she told us, “I love doing volunteer work for the chapter.”