Our new Southern Oregon Community Development Specialist
Hogan grew up in Rogue River, attended the University of Oregon, spent time teaching at Southern Oregon University, and is thrilled to be back home, making a difference in the communities he grew up in. “I’ve lived all over the country, and spent a lot of time outside the U.S. I love Southern Oregon. There’s no place like home.”
By Amy Harris, Bike MS Manager
When I first applied for the position as Bike MS Manager, I didn’t have a personal connection to MS. In fact, I knew very little about multiple sclerosis. It was something I knew about in passing, but was never on my radar.
By Helen Russon
You’re the Development/Marketing Administrator for the Chapter. What exactly does that mean?
My job has two parts. The “development” part means I help organize and participate in various events put on by the Chapter. The “marketing” part means that I put out the word about the event, both in person and through social media.
For example, in preparation for BIKE MS, I provided a lot of information on our blog. Then, during the ride itself, I did live postings on social media and also took photographs of cyclists at all stages of the ride. Read more…
by Helen Russon
Bike MS is a two-day bike ride through beautiful Oregon wine country, accompanied by a wonderful party. And incidentally, it’s the Chapter’s penultimate fundraiser which generated $647,000 last year on the road to end MS.
If you’re interested in putting a riding team together, the person to talk to is Amy Harris (503) 445-8351 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Amy is the Bike MS Manager at the Oregon Chapter. She joined the Chapter just over a year ago, after spending years in bike-riding activities and in the non-profit world. So it seems that she and the Chapter were made for each other!