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Last updated February 2023

Our committees meet under the guidance of the Board of Directors and do the hard work of making board-level plans become a reality.

BIPOC Communications

Community Outreach

Finance Game Day Operations
Independent Supporters Council
Regional Supporter Groups Rose City Riveters
Timbers Army Steering Committee Travel

BIPOC Advisory Board

Chair: Dominique Whittaker


Committee Description: The BIPOC Advisory Board is made up of individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). We are volunteering our time and knowledge in order to ensure the 107IST is a more inclusive organization where all members’ voices are heard and respected.

Committee members*:

    • Dominique Whittaker - Chair
    • Claire Bettinger
    • Joel Cabilatazan
    • Nancy Flores
    • Chris Gong
    • Lindy Lacson - 107IST board member
    • Fernando Machicado
    • Basmah Rahman
    • Joseph Revay - 107IST board representative
    • Jennifer Sato
    • Corinne Waller - 107IST board representative
    The current committee consists of 17-20 members, some of whom have opted not to include their names online, but are reachable via our email. This committee is autonomous with no oversight or direction from the 107IST board or the steering committees.


      Chair: Gabby Rosas

      For media inquiries:
      For Riveters-specific comms inquiries:

      Committee Description: The communications committee handles Timbers Army, Rose City Riveters, and 107IST website content, as well as social media accounts, event calendars, newsletters, and other one-off communications as needed.

      Committee members:

      • Gabby Rosas - Chair (
      • Andrew Brawley
      • Kristen Gehrke
      • Jennifer Ingraham
      • Darren Lloyd
      • Fernando Machicado
      • Sheba Rawson
      • Chris Spalding
      • Whitney Tuttle

      Community Outreach

      Chair: Stephan Lewis


      Committee Description: The community outreach committee administers charitable works and volunteerism for the 107IST (includes both Timbers Army and Rose City Riveters). The committee makes recommendations to the board as to how to direct resources (for both soccer-specific and other community projects) and coordinates volunteers.

      Committee members:

      • Stephan Lewis - Chair
      • Dominique Whittaker - Secretary
      • Todd Diskin - Booked! rep
      • Christin Correz 
      • Cody Goldberg
      • Rachel Greenough
      • Fernando Machicado 
      • Keith Palau
      • Patch Perryman
      • Billie Robertson
      • Sheba Rawson
      • Benjamin White


      Chair: Kristen Gehrke


      Committee members:

      • Kristen Gehrke - Chair
      • Michelle DeFord
      • Stephan Lewis
      • Steph Nova
      • Drew Picard


      Treasurer: Dawn Bauman


      Committee Description: The 107IST Treasurer works on issues related to accounting and compliance needed to maintain our nonprofit status and provides clear communication to the board and members about the financial health of the 107IST.

      Committee members:

      • Dawn Bauman - Chair
      • Gabby Rosas
      • Ryan Gillespie

      Game Day Operations: Timbers Army

      Chair: Joshua Lucas

      GDO email:
      Tifo Committee email:

      Committee Description: Game Day Operations (GDO) is responsible for the execution of the game day experience. Activities include liaising with the FO to ensure that supporters are represented, while self-policing to create a safe, and enjoyable atmosphere wholly dedicated to providing support to the PTFC. GDO is also responsible for putting out flags, banners, and oversees the deployment of tifo displays.

      • Joshua Lucas - Chair
      • Ben Hackett (DnT - Trumpets)
      • Darren Lloyd (DnT - Drums)
      • Frank Oteiza (DnT - Drums)
      • Camden Murray (Capos)
      • Heidi Koenig-White
      • Ina Doerr (Tifo)
      • Michelle Siiberg (Flags & Rigging)

      Tifo Subcommittee:

      • Annie Schott - Chair
      • Ina Doerr
      • Greg Donnelly
      • Andy Huff
      • Colin Powers
      • Joshua Lucas
      • Lionel Lynner
      • Jenna Manus
      • Imran Qureshi
      • Nick Rider
      • Jesse Wagner

      Game Day Operations: Rose City Riveters

      Chair: Jennifer Sato

      Rose City Riveters email:

      Committee Description: Game Day Operations (GDO) is responsible for the execution of the game day experience. Activities include liaising with the FO to ensure that supporters are represented, while self-policing to create a safe, and enjoyable atmosphere wholly dedicated to providing support to the PTFC. GDO is also responsible for putting out flags, banners, and oversees the deployment of tifo displays.

      • Jennifer Sato - Chair
      • Tina Ettlin (Capos)
      • Sarah Williams Brown (Drums and Trumpets)
      • Hannah Mueller (Tifo)
      • Sheridan Nichols (Flags)
      • Michelle Siiberg (Rigging)

      Independent Supporters Council


      Committee Description: The Independent Supporters Council (ISC) committee is made up of two representatives from the Rose City Riveters and two representatives from the Timbers Army. Committee members are selected by their respective Supporters Group leadership teams and the 107IST Board using depth of knowledge and experience in the supporters groups as the criteria for their selection. The ISC committee members act as liaisons between their respective supporters groups, the 107IST board, and the Independent Supporters Council.

      2023 Committee members:

      • Fernando Machicado (Timbers Army voting representative)
      • Joshua Lucas (Timbers Army representative)
      • Hannah Mueller (Rose City Riveters voting representative)
      • Tina Ettlin (Rose City Riveters representative)


      Co-chairs: Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson & Tyler McDonnell


      Committee Description: The membership committee administers and promotes paid membership in the 107IST.

      Committee members:

      • Tyler McDonnell - Co-chair
      • Sheba Rawson - Co-chair
      • Michelle DeFord
      • Zach Freeman
      • Ryan Gillespie
      • Michele Griffin
      • Richard Hamje
      • Edward Kilgarriff
      • Janet Potter
      • Matt Shields
      • Brandon Sweany
      • Rich Ybarra

      Partners subcommittee--The partners team maintains relationships with 107IST partner businesses, evaluates new partner applications, and reaches out within the community to establish connections with local businesses that are compatible with 107IST core values. They can be reached at

      • Maria Cruz
      • Tyler McDonnell
      • Gabby Rosas

      Merchandise: No Pity Originals

      Co-Chairs: Scott Swearingen and Fernando Machicado


      Committee Description: The TA merchandise committee designs and sells our No Pity Originals merchandise online and at the No Pity Van. Swing by the warehouse at 649 SW 17th Ave before or after home games to grab merch. 

      TA Committee members:

      • Fernando Machicado - Co-Chair
      • Scott Swearingen - Co-Chair
      • Mikal Brucken
      • Rem Evert
      • Dan Gerhardstein
      • Matt Leamy
      • Lionel Lynner
      • Hannah Mueller
      • Adam Mullett

      MERCHANDISE: Rivet Gear

      Co-Chairs: Gab Rosas and Hannah Mueller


      Committee Description: The Riveters merchandise committee designs and sells our RivetGear merchandise online and at our store front at Fanladen 1633 SW Alder St. Swing by before or after every home game.

      Riveters Committee members:

      • Hannah Mueller -  Co-Chair
      • Gab Rosas -  Co-Chair
      • Michelle DeFord
      • Jay Elkins
      • Sarah Gehrke
      • Lindy Lacson
      • Krista Thompson

      Regional Supporter Groups

      Chair: Basmah Rahman


      Committee Description: This group provides a connection between the 107IST board and regional groups in the US and worldwide. The committee helps coordinate production of RSG merch; assists with supplies such as flags and banners; and provides a forum for RSG leaders to communicate and help one another work through issues.

      Committee members:

      • Basmah Rahman - Chair
      • Kris Goss
      • Ryan McAllister
      • Nick Rider
      • Joel Vos
      • Nate Zell

      Rose City Riveters Steering Committee

      Chair: Gabby Rosas

      Riveters support email:

      Committee Description: Along with many volunteers, the Riveters steering committee leads tifo, game day operations, travel, merch, communications, etc. for the Rose City Riveters (Supporters Group for the Portland Thorns). For more information about the Rose City Riveters, check out

      Committee members:

      • Gabby Rosas - Chair
      • Wendy Broussard
      • Tina Ettlin
      • Rachel Greenough - 107IST board representative
      • Hannah Mueller
      • Sarah Williams Brown
      • Sheridan Nichols
      • Jennifer Sato
      • Chris Spalding


      Chair: Dawn Bauman


      Committee Description: The Timbers Army Football Club (TAFC) committee administers the various adult recreational soccer teams playing under the Timbers Army name. It promotes membership in the 107IST and involvement in its mission, a better understanding of the game of soccer, community volunteerism, and camaraderie through participation in organized team play.

      Committee members:

      • Dawn Bauman - Chair
      • Seamus Campbell
      • Michelle DeFord
      • Brendan McDonnell
      • Dale Montgomery
      • Jerry Price


      Chair: Darren Lloyd


      Committee Description: The technology committee maintains both the and web sites, as well as the 107IST member database.

      Committee members:

      • Darren Lloyd - Chair
      • Ray Terrill - Consultant
      • Sheba Rawson - Membership Liaison

      Timbers Army Steering Committee


      Committee Description: Along with many volunteers, the Timbers Army Steering Committee leads tifo, game day operations (capos, drums and trumpets, and flag crew), merchandise (No Pity Originals), and communications for the Timbers Army. It works closely with other committees under the 107IST umbrella. The Timbers Army Steering Committee comprises members of core aspects of the gameday experience — capos, drums and trumpets (DnT), flag crew, tifo crew, and merch (NPO) — with board resources and support from key committees.

      Committee members:

      • Kris Goss (RSG)
      • Ben Hackett (DnT - Trumpets)
      • Marika Klein (Capos; 107IST board representative)
      • Darren Lloyd (DnT - Drums)
      • Joshua Lucas (GDO)
      • Fernando Machicado (NPO)
      • Camden Murray (Capos)
      • Frank Oteiza (DnT - Drums)
      • Colin Powers (Tifo)
      • Basmah Rahman (RSG)
      • Annie Schott (Tifo)
      • Michelle Siiberg (Travel)
      • Scott Swearingen (NPO)
      • Jesse Wagner (Tifo)
      • Dominique Whittaker (BIPOC)
      • Imran Qureshi (Flags & Rigging)


      Chair: Wendy Broussard


      Committee Description: The travel team is charged with all away travel for the Timbers Army and Rose City Riveters. We do everything from reaching out to other teams, to arranging ticket sales on our websites, to putting together 15 buses to Seattle.

      Committee members:

      • Wendy Broussard - Chair
      • Dawn Bauman - Board Liaison
      • Luke Fritz (Riveters)
      • Drew Picard (TA)
      • Michelle Siiberg (TA)
      • Andrew Whitaker (TA)

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