Board of Directors

Our board members help shape the organization and work to make the Timbers and Thorns supporter experience bigger and better, as well as contribute to initiatives in the Portland soccer community. You can contact the board at board@107ist.org.

Board officers for 2022:

Dawn Bauman Lindy Lacson
Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson
Kristen Gehrke
Stephan Lewis Gabby Rosas
Chris Gong Darren Lloyd
Jennifer Ingraham
Basmah Rahman Past Members

Dawn Bauman

Email: dawn.bauman@107ist.org
Board member since: Jan 2018
Current Term: Jan 2021–Dec 2023
Responsibilities: Board Treasurer; Chair, TAFC; Member, Events Committee

Originally, just a kid from Staten Island, NY, Dawn moved back to Portland in 1996.  She’s been supporting University of Portland women’s soccer since the early 2000s.  She joined the 107ist in 2013, when the Thorns started. She’s passionate about watching, supporting, and playing soccer. She’s proud to play for both Bad Decisions FC and Thundercats FC, two of the teams that play under the TAFC umbrella. 

On Timbers match day, you can find Dawn and her wife Wendy at "home" in section 208. For Thorns matches, they enjoy the game from section 109.

Kristen Gehrke

Email: kristen.gehrke@107ist.org
Board member since: Jan 2020
Current Term: Jan 2020–Dec 2022
Responsibilities: Chair, Events Committee

I came for the soccer and stayed for the community.

I liked baseball, I liked Civic Stadium, and then someone gave me a couple tickets to a Timbers match. I, admittedly, didn't get it.
But I paid attention, watching from afar as the Timbers Army stepped in to rally the MLS to PDX crowd. I put a deposit down for a pair of season tickets.
I arrived at that game in April of 2011 and was awestruck. I haven't looked back.
Outside the stadium, I'm a writer and a knitter, and the job that pays my bills is in the finance department of one of Portland's many shoe companies. I keep the lights on.

Chris Gong

Email: chris.gong@107ist.org
Board member since: Jan 2022
Current Term: Jan 2022 (Board nominated)
Responsibilities: TBD

I was born and raised in NYC but moved out to the Pacific NW in 1993. I am a small animal veterinarian. My baseball team is the New York Yankees and my soccer team is the Timbers. While I don't play soccer myself, I watched my kids play soccer for many years from recreation to club and HS. The sport that I enjoy playing is tennis. I became a Timbers season ticket holder in 2013 and joined the 107IST in 2019. I joined the BIPOC as soon as it was formed in 2020.

Jennifer Ingraham

Email: jennifer.ingraham@107ist.org
Board member since: Jan 2019
Current Term: Jan 2021–Dec 2023
Responsibilities: Board Secretary; Member, Communications Committee

Born and raised in Alaska, Jennifer had zero exposure to soccer until her boys started playing, and she quickly fell in love with the beautiful game. She and her family watched their first Timbers match at the same time as the rest of MLS: the 2011 season opener. They've been in the North End since, usually residing somewhere in 207. 

Jen's been involved with the 107ist since 2014, helping with communications and the occasional tifo or other volunteer effort. In 2015, she took on responsibility for the weekly newsletter, and has shipped it out every week since. Jen has been on nonprofit boards for 15 years, and she's excited to use her experience to serve the 107ist. 

In her professional life, Jennifer is a writer for a massive transportation company, and she is also the manager of a small pool of copy editors for an e-learning development agency.

Lindy Lacson

Email: lindy.lacson@107ist.org
Board member since: Jan 2021
Current Term: Jan 2022-2024
Responsibilities: Member, BIPOC Committee

Born in the Philippines and raised in the Central Valley of California. Moved to Portland in 2012 for work. Professionally I’m in Marketplace Operations and Supply Chain.

Lifelong lover of the Beautiful game. Played AYSO, dreamed of being a ‘99er. The whole shebang.

When I moved up to PDX in 2012, I knew 3 people. 2 of those people scarfed me with a No Pity Scarf even before I officially moved and the deal was done. They took me to my first Timbers match and I fell in love with the TA DnT. It was because I became a regular fixture there that I was invited to join the Riveters CDnT in 2014. I’d become a season ticket holder for the Thorns as soon as they were available in 2013, but hadn’t really found my place yet while attempting to volunteer for the Riveters. Now you can find me in 107 for the Riveters and 106 for the Timbers, or throwing out random ideas for the Riveters Merch team. Beyond that, I’m also a member of the BIPOC committee and am honored to represent them on the Board.

Stephan Lewis

Email: stephan.lewis@107ist.org
Board member since: Jan 2017
Current Term: Jan 2021–Dec 2023
Responsibilities: Chair, Community Outreach Committee

Portland born and mostly raised, soccer was a big part of my upbringing and I started really combining my love of the two when the Timbers started back up in 2001. With a background in architecture, I started studying and practicing community development over 25 years ago to have a greater, more positive impact in our changing landscapes. Central to this practice are the principles of empowerment, participation, inclusion, self-determination, and partnership. 

Very active in my communities, I volunteer my time with the 107IST as a member of the Outreach Committee, representing our interests in the local community from neighborhoods and coalitions to other nonprofits and community organizations, providing day to day operational logistics for all aspects of the org, and am an active member of the tifo crew.

Darren Lloyd

Email: darren.lloyd@107ist.org
Board member since: Jan 2021
Current Term: Jan 2022 (Board nominated)
Responsibilities: Chair, Technology Committee; Member, Communications Committee, Gameday Operations, Timbers Army Steering Committee

Originally a California kid, I came to Portland for college just in time to see Christine Sinclair's Portland Pilots win a couple of national titles and fell in love with the beautiful game. The rest, as they say, is history. For Timbers games you'll find me in the DnT, where I've been bringing the beats since 2013. For Thorns, you'll find me on the field with a camera in hand, where I've been volunteering my time for the Riveters since 2016. I am the chair of the Technology committee, and currently serve on the Communications and Timbers Army Steering Committees. In my free time you'll find me as a drummer and percussionist around Portland, tinkering with technology and cars, and taking photos--all probably with my daughter in tow.

Basmah Rahman

Email: basmah.rahman@107ist.org
Board member since: Jan 2022
Current Term: Jan 2022 (Board nominated)
Responsibilities: Chair, Regional Supporters Groups; Member, BIPOC Advisory Group, Timbers Army Steering Committee

Portland native, residing in DC. 107IST member since 2011, TA season ticket holder. Previous volunteer work w/ OPI, Tifo prep, NP van/Fanladen merch sales, helping to organize various TA meetups, Admin for DC Federal Reserves RSG, current RSG Chair and BIPOC Chair.

Sherrilynn “Sheba” Rawson

Email: sherrilynn.rawson@107ist.org
Board member since: Aug 2011
Current Term: Jan 2022–Dec 2024
Responsibilities: Co-Chair, Membership Committee; Member, Communications Committee, Technology Committee; Board member, Gisele Currier Scholarship Fund

107ist delegate from the West Side stands; alternatively, the 107IST delegate from Clackamas County.

Season ticket holder in the west side stands for ten+ years, happy to find and bond with the 116 ultras. She was a bona fide soccer mom long before that.

Sheba is a lifelong bilingual educator, and currently the principal at Heritage Elementary School in Woodburn. Prior to her appointment to the 107IST Board, she served on the boards of other non-profits.

Gabby Rosas

Email: gabby.rosas@107ist.org
Board member since: Jan 2018
Current Term: Jan 2021–Dec 2023
Responsibilities: Board President; Chair, Communications Committee, Riveters Steering Committee, Chair, Co-Liaison, and ISC voting member, Rose City Riveters

A lifelong soccer fan, Gabby moved to Portland in 2007 and found her way to Timbers, University of Portland, and US Soccer matches as often as possible. When Thorns FC was announced in 2012, there was no turning back. 

Gab has been volunteering with both the Timbers Army and Rose City Riveters for years, and has had a hand in the Riveters' travel and merch planning.

On Timbers matchdays, she's nested in 208. For Thorns, she moves down into the sun to get some more freckles in 108.

Many thanks to our past board members for their service:

  • Roger Anthony
  • Eric Berg
  • Nick Brock
  • Mike Coleman
  • Christin Correz
  • Joanne Couchman
  • Todd Diskin
  • Garrett Dittfurth
  • Bruce ‘Obi’ Eaton
  • Zach Freeman
  • Abram Goldman-Armstrong
  • Rachel Harrison
  • Dave Hoyt
  • Laurie Jane
  • Bob Kellett
  • Joshua Lucas
  • Fernando Machicado
  • Jerry Makare
  • Sean Moran
  • Harper Morgan-Werner
  • Sara Nelson
  • William Packwood
  • Drew Picard
  • Lauren Prince
  • Lexi Stern
  • Scott van Swearingen
  • Devlyn Swenson
  • Matt Talley
  • Ray Terrill
  • Dominique Whittaker
  • Maggie Williams
  • Jeremy Wright


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