Our Team

Cyndi Shantz, Program and Communications Assistant


After visiting and falling in love with the Pacific Northwest a few years ago, I decided to uproot from snowy Syracuse, New York, and transplant to wonderful, weird Portland, Oregon.

I have a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York at Brockport, and my professional experience includes stints at an ad agency, a history museum, an art cinema, and an engineering consulting firm. But my heart is in the non-profit world, and when I discovered how closely the mission and four core values of JVC Northwest aligned with my own values, I knew I’d found my niche.

Now, as Program and Communications Assistant at JVC Northwest, I have the opportunity to serve and to be involved in lots of different aspects of our program—and that keeps me busy, challenged, and happy every day!

Want to contact Cyndi? Email her or give her a call at 503-335-8202.