Nathan Black – Mentor
I am originally from Portland, but I also spent a significant amount of time on the Big Island of Hawai’i. I have a strong passion, a big heart for helping others and I hope to make a positive impact in peoples’ lives. In my spare time, I enjoy my family, my dog, the NBA, reading, and skateboarding.
Nikki Harding – Mentor
I live in Portland with my son, two cats, and two dogs. I am into gardening, cooking, and finding all of the secret swimming holes in Oregon. I adore being outside and exploring all nature has to offer. I am passionate about my community and find great fulfillment in empowering those around me.
Emillie Hendrix – Mentor
I’ve lived in Oregon my entire life, graduating college in 2011. Since I was a child, I have been volunteering in my community. I believe giving back to your community and others is empowering for all involved. I am always looking to learn from others and share what I know. On my free time I enjoy watching foreign films, nature walks and singing (terribly) over popular songs with my own lyrics about my life with my partner. Life is important and having people around you who empower you and provide you room to empower yourself is not always easy to find. Being open, encouraging and compassionate is the best way to live and if given the opportunity to share that I believe you should. Let the rains of your experience fuel your growth.
Beckie Knapp – Mentor
I was born and raised in Michigan but have been living in Portland since 2015. I fell in love with Oregon immediately! I love hiking, camping and going to the beach. But, when the weather calls for staying indoors I enjoy baking, reading and arts and crafts projects. I have always wanted to, and have enjoyed, helping people. I am extremely happy to be able to be apart of the BCM family! It is the most fulfilling job I have had and I would love nothing more than to help others achieve the same sense of fulfillment in whatever way that means for them.
Hannah Maple – Mentor
I moved to Portland from Oklahoma in 2019. In my free time, I’m usually snuggling with my cat, cooking meals for my partner and I, or camping in the spectacular PNW. I’m passionate about working in communities with a people-first perspective, and because of this I am proud to be a member of the Bridge City Mentors team!
Saryn Masako Horikawa – Mentor
I was born and raised here in Oregon. I’m a mentor because I’ve always been passionate about helping others. I love animals, hiking, cooking, singing, and hanging out with my family.