Bio



I am a former Marketing Executive and a flight attendant from Thailand.  Dreaming to be a professional artist since childhood,I was prohibited to study art therefore I went to earn my Bachelor Degree in Marketing and Advertising instead in which I used it with all the work I do.

I came to US to graduate school in 1987. Here, I fell in love, got married and raise two loving mountain sons. Since then I became part of the riches fabric of this country as an art educator, gallery owner, festival organizer and special event producer while caring for my family.

In 2009, I co-found Colored Pencils Art and Culture Art and Culture Council, a Non-Profit Organization which facilitated cultural learning among a diverse community of existing Portlanders and newly arriving immigrant and refugee populations. For the next 7 years I served community as the bridge to bring people together from different cultures to eat, sing, read poetry and showcase their arts.

I also have worked numbers of years to serve our community within Portland's Parks system (Portland Parks and Recreation, City of Portland), my last position with Parks was an Event Producer for Summer Free for All program. I produced and oversaw all of 40+ parks movies and concerts in the park event, city wide.

Currently, I work as an independent consultant to use my vast network to promote equity and inclusion through community/art organizing.  My deep connection and understanding of cultural-dynamic allows me to create great depth of conversation through community facilitating and story telling through stunning art exhibit.

 These past years I been awarded
  • ·       The Freedom Riders Award 2015
  • ·       The We are Portland Award  2011, 2012
  • ·       The Exemplary Community Volunteer Award 2010
  •          The City of Portland’s Diversity Champion Award 2009

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SUCCESS: Thriving as ONE communitiy