Serving as the Executive Director and Founder of Vive NW, Jorge F. Guzman has over 15 years of experience working in the private, non-profit and public sectors. Outside of Vive NW, Jorge is also the co-founder of Hispanicpros (now a program of Vive NW) and managing partner at Versicube.com and TV Jam.
Guzman served as an Economic Development Consultant for the City of Gresham in the State of Oregon. Under this role, he consulted on the development and implementation of a Catalyst Site, an economic development engine aimed to provide access to healthy food, education, healthcare, technology and business development opportunities. Guzman has also served on advisory committees for Business Oregon (Oregon’s Economic Development agency), Travel Oregon (Oregon’s Tourism Agency) and Metro (Regional Government) to help shape policies and strategies around, economic development, entrepreneurship, tourism, diversity, inclusion and innovation.
Previous to his current titles, Guzman worked at Hacienda CDC, a Latino Community Development Corporation. During his tenure at Hacienda CDC, Guzman managed Hacienda CDC’s Mortgage Payment Assistance Program, a multimillion dollar program that served approximately 4,000 families who were facing home foreclosures in Multnomah County. After successfully completing this three year project, Guzman transitioned to the Economic Development department. During this time, Guzman also became part of the development team for The “Portland Mercado” a Latino themed market that serves as a business incubator for low-income entrepreneurs.
Prior to his work at Hacienda CDC, Guzman was the Operations and Compliance Manager for McGee Wealth Management, Inc. Former Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and city commissioners appointed Guzman in 2015-2016 as Board Commissioner for Home Forward (formally known as the Portland Housing Authority), where he served as treasurer. Guzman was also appointed by Portland State University to serve as an expert in public policy and housing affairs and advisor for the development of the Master of Public Policy program. Jorge Guzman is committed to serving and making a positive impact and change through his work.
Guzman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and a certificate in Food and Retail management from Portland State University. Guzman also holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Texas in San Antonio, TX. Guzman is multilingual, multicultural, and an avid traveler, having spent time trekking through Latin America, Asia, and Europe. Guzman enjoys hiking, running surfing, snowshoeing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Marielle works as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Vive NW. She joined the team in April of 2020, though her work with Vive began years before when she lead annual snowshoe hikes for Vive supporters. She holds a Masters in Environmental Law & Policy from Lewis & Clark Law School and is passionate about social and environmental justice and equity. An avid outdoors woman who loves to hike, backpack, and fly fish with her two dogs, she hopes her work at Vive NW will advance equity, diversity, and inclusion across the Oregon outdoor, health, and business sectors.
My name is Gabriel. I’m from Mexico City and moved to Portland, OR in late 2016 to pursue my artistic career. I am a filmmaker, editor, musician, and all around creative person.
I love filming and organizing footage so I can tell a story in a way that’s efficient and profound. I enjoy the adventure of creating art with limited resources and making that work look amazing. I achieve this by being intentional with what I shoot, imaginative editing, considered color correction and detailed sound design. Because I’m also a musician, in addition to writing music for some of my work, I think of my video projects musically - as the first thing I focus on while editing is finding a piece’s mood and rhythm -. To put it concisely, what I do is take footage that I film on a journey that will tell a story in little time but leaves an audience engaged and with a deeper understanding of a project’s subject.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Karla is an award - winning journalist who started her career in communications in 2002 in Televisa, one of the largest producer of Spanish-language content in the world. Having participated in projects such as Big Brother, Espacio and Editorial Televisa, Karla entered the marketing area for Editorial Oceano, where she explored another facet of her career as communication expert.
From 2007 to 2009 Karla moved to Yucatan -southeast Mexico, where she collaborated as an editorialist and publisher for Milenio Novedades. In 2008 she started her career on television hosting a cultural program for Canal 6 Yucatan. In 2009, upon his arrival in Portland, Oregon, she participated in several local publications, such as: Mi Gente Magazine, Alegre TV and Noticias Latinas, and later she appeared on television with Estrella TV and Univision Portland.
With her media experience, Karla joins to Vive NW in 2020 bringing not only content, but her enthusiasm for communication, as well as her commitment to the Latino community and the environment. Karla is a content creator and official voiceover for the agency. In her free time, she enjoys a good coffee, a walk in the forest with her family and she is also a frealess advocate for the rights of people with special needs.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Alejandro Cortes graduated from the Carlos Septién García School of Journalism. In 2002 he began his career in the sports newspaper Record, in Mexico City, and two years later emigrated to the United States, where he has been working as a writer, reporter, editor and columnist for multiple Spanish-speaking media outlets in Texas, Colorado, North Carolina, Florida, California and Oregon over the last 16 years.
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We will disclose any information we collect, use or receive if required or permitted by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process, and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
We reserve the right to modify this Policy relating to the Website or Services at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of this Policy on the Website. When we do we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. Continued use of the Website after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes. Policy was created with WebsitePolicies.com
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This document was last updated on January 10, 2019