Going from volunteering Downtown into her position as Executive Director was a smooth transition for EJ. As she will tell you, she lives, works, and loves Downtown Hillsboro. Her background includes small business ownership, community outreach, environmental education, and management of projects in a variety of industries. When she’s not in Downtown Hillsboro, which isn’t very often, you might find her at Portland Timbers matches or camping across Oregon with her husband Kelly and their two mutts.
Tess moved to Oregon in 2015 after falling in love with the green hills, cloudy skies, and friendly people. She graduated from PSU in 2019 with a BS in Environmental Science & Management. There, she cultivated her love for nature and conducted a study on campus bioswales while working as a groundskeeper. This project sparked her interest in uniting nature and urban environments for the good of the community as well as the planet. At HDP, she hopes to continue this work in providing green spaces in Downtown Hillsboro while forging connections with neighbors and visitors.
Beautification Groundskeeping Specialist
Sean grew up in North Plains and attended Glencoe High School, before taking landscape technology classes at Portland Community College and beginning his career in groundskeeping at a local golf course. He worked there for almost two decades but decided to transition to working in Downtown Hillsboro, which he now calls home. He’s become very passionate about keeping Downtown tidy and welcoming. His pride shows in his work and how much his teammates and our neighbors have come to love him.
Business Outreach Assistant/Marketing
Lorelei started with HDP as an artist and maker in November, 2021, selling her hand-beaded jewelry and screen-printed goods and stickers. Lorelei got along well with the team and had ambitions bigger than the Temporium, eventually signing on as our intern, and then hired on for her savvy social media skills, DEI and cultural outreach.
Lorelei says, "I've always wanted to work for a non-profit that was about bettering and doing things for their community," and feels that her work helps to meet those goals.
Harrison is honored to be a part of HDP. He is also currently the Artistic Director of HART Theatre just across the street. He moved to the area in the spring of 2022 from Los Angeles and immediately fell in love with downtown Hillsboro and the surrounding beauty of nature. He enjoys camping in the mountains, swimming in the ocean and skiing the slopes of Oregon's majestic mountains. Harrison has a MFA in Theatre with an emphasis in Voice Studies from the University of Texas (UT)Austin, and a BA in Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado (UNCO). While serving as adjunct faculty at UNCO, he received a Director’s Meritorious Award for his direction of Rice’s The Adding Machine. As an actor, his favorite television roles include feature roles in Go On and Arrested Development. Favorite acting roles at UT include Constantin in Big Love, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Ganya in the premier adaptation of The Idiot by Dostoyevsky. Favorite roles at UNCO include Mitch in Tuesdays with Morrie, Jeremiah in God’s Man in Texas, and Jonathan Harker in the premier of Dracula, the Case of the Silver Scream. If you are looking for things to do downtown, try seeing a show at HART Theatre. You won't be disappointed.
Business Outreach Coordinator
A Hillsboro native, through and through, Donna brings her love of her community together with her extensive background in marketing. She began volunteering with HDP when the organization was first formed and we are proud to have her as part of our team. The amazing food and beautiful cut flowers that she often surprises us with a hint at the time she spends growing and creating at home. And when not in the garden, she is spending time with her family or the many people that are lucky to have her as a friend.
Business Outreach Assistant
Maria has lived her whole life in Hillsboro, so to see it grow alongside her has allowed her love for the city to flourish. Although she is studying at Willamette University down in Salem, she was not able to be away from helping her hometown and is back to be involved with HDP. With her constantly developing leadership and inclusive skills gained from M.E.Ch.A., TRIO, Link Crew, Hillsboro Soccer, IB, and the Hillsboro School District, she hopes to direct her efforts towards helping Downtown Hillsboro businesses in any way she can.
Jesus was born and raised in Hillsboro. He came to HDP as an intern and has graduated to beautification assistant. He enjoys playing basketball, football, and listening to music. He takes a lot of pride in the work that he does with HDP, making downtown Hillsboro a beautiful place!
Jesus is excited about what the future holds and working with the Hillsboro Downtown Partnership has helped him realize that the possibilities are endless!
The HDP Board of Directors are the governance side of the organization. This group of volunteers represent Downtown property owners, business owners, partners, and the community. The Board’s functions include strategic direction, financial accountability, leadership development, and resource development.
Coming soon. To create a solid community organization and prevent decisions from becoming insular, we are partnering with advisors from a variety of perspectives. In addition to the groups that are Downtown specific, we also have open invitations to utilize the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce’s advisory councils.