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. The 107IST Board can be contacted at

You can access the 107IST bylaws here.

Board officers for 2018:

Dawn Bauman Nick Brock Mike Coleman
Zach Freeman Stephan Lewis Sara Nelson
Drew Picard Sherrilynn “Sheba” Rawson     Gabby Rosas
Lexi Stern Ray Terrill Past Members

Dawn Bauman

Board member since: Jan 2018
Current Term: Jan 2018 – Dec 2020
Responsibilities: Co-Liaison, Rose City Riveters; Member, Events; Member, TAFC

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.  

Nick Brock

Board member since: Jan 2017
Current Term: Jan 2017 – Dec 2019
Responsibilities: Co-Chair, Game Day Ops; Co-Chair, Events; Member, Community Outreach

Drawn in by the endless clanging of the cowbell, Nick has been a constant presence in 105 since 2009. Starting as a lowly flag mule, Nick braved beer-soaked stairs and various contagions to become co-lead of the Flag Crew. Outside the stadium, driven by his passion for volunteering and helping others, Nick helped form the Community Outreach committee. 

Born in Connecticut, raised on NYC sports, Nick tried, and failed, to be a DC United fan while attending college in DC. After being transferred to Portland for work, Nick decided to give soccer another shot, and has been extremely pleased with his decision ever since. 

Mike Coleman

Board member since: Jan 2013
Current Term: Jan 2016 – Dec 2018
Responsibilities: Board President; Co-Chair, Game Day Ops Committee; Co-Chair, Technology Working Group

Mike joined the TA early in the 2011 season, attending most home matches and some aways and helped out with the general call for volunteers. By 2012 he was regularly involved as a volunteer, working with game day operations (tifo and flag crew, a bit of internal security, helping with wristbands), as well as with partners and marketing and in community outreach, including working with OPI, Harper’s Playground, OFB, and so on.

On match days, you can usually find Mike and his family standing in 108.

Mike’s professional career is in high tech.

Zach Freeman

Board member since: Jan 2018
Current Term: Jan 2018-Dec 2020
Responsibilities: Chair, Partnership committee; Member, Community Outreach committee

Zach moved to Oregon from Maine in 2002. He grew up playing soccer and quickly found a love here watching the Timbers. Zach graduated from Portland State in community development and the atmosphere and engagement within the Timbers Army made a perfect pair.

Zach is active in the Community Outreach committee promoting equality and inclusion. Find him handing out wristbands and working in the Fanladen before each match, and organizing 107IST volunteers every summer at the Oregon Brewers Festival.

Stephan Lewis

Board member since: Mar 2013 (interim appointment); Jan 2017 (elected)
Current Term: Jan 2017 – Dec 2019
Responsibilities: Chair, Facilities Management; Co-Chair, Community Outreach; Member, Game Day Ops

Portland born and mostly raised, soccer was a big part of Stephan’s upbringing and he started really combining his love of the two when the Timbers started back up in 2001. With a background in architecture, he started studying and practicing community development over 20 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 his communities, Stephan volunteers his time to the 107IST as a member of the Outreach Committee, representing our interests in the local community, providing day to day operational logistics, and is an active member of the tifo crew. 

Sara Nelson

Board member since: Jan 2018
Current Term: Jan 2018 – Dec 2020
Responsibilities: TBD

As a Portland native, Sara grew up appreciating soccer, even though she only played at the rec level. When she first started attending games, she tried sitting in a few various places (east, west, and south sides) before falling love with the energy of the Timbers Army, and has sat there ever since. She stands in 105 and has been there since 2013 (over from 104 in 2011 and 2012). After getting stuck in watching the matches, she started volunteering with the 107ist on various activities. She really enjoys the community and wide variety of people and opportunities that come with the participating in the TA.

Professionally, Sara is an Operations and Compliance lead.  Before that, she worked as a Senior Project Manager, and prior to that was a Program Lead and Manager for a vocational training program with non-native English speakers and Adult Basic Education students.

Drew Picard

Board member since: Jan 2017
Current Term: Jan 2017 – Dec 2019
Responsibilities: Chair, Travel; Co-Chair, Events; Member, Game Day Ops; Member, Merch

Raised a military brat, Drew moved back to Portland in 2008 to his one true "home". Immediately upon sitting in the North End for the first time in 2009, something just felt right. From that moment on he has spent time volunteering every way he could within the organization until striking up the courage to run for the board. Outside of seeing him captaining the buses up to Seattle Away matches or in the garage with a paintbrush, you can catch him in section 106.

Outside of the 107ist, Drew spends his days working for an ice cream shop and hosting a weekly Trivia Night.

Sherrilynn “Sheba” Rawson

Board member since: Aug 2011
Current Term: Jan 2016 – Dec 2018
Responsibilities: Board Vice President; Chair, Community Outreach Committee; Communications Committee; Membership Committee; Technology Working Group; 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

Board member since: Jan 2018
Current Term: Jan 2018 – Dec 2020
Responsibilities: Chair and Co-Liaison, 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. 

Lexi Stern

Board member since: Jan 2016
Current Term: Jan 2016 – Dec 2018
Responsibilities: Board Secretary; Chair, Communications Committee; Member, Rose City Riveters Steering Committee

Originally a New York native, Lexi has been in Oregon since 2000, in the TA since 2010, and a Riveter since the SG’s inception. She has worn many hats in both SGs, including game day ops, community outreach, and drums.

Lexi has an MA in Applied Linguistics from PSU, works as a technical program manager for a software website, and plays a variety of instruments in a few bands.

Ray Terrill

Board member since: Jan 2017
Current Term: Jan 2017 – Dec 2019
Responsibilities: Chair, TAFC; Co-chair, Technology Working Group; Member, Communications

Ray made his move to Portland in 2009, and has been attending Timbers, Thorns, and T2 matches ever since. While his most visible contribution is probably the photography work he's done for the Timbers Army or Rose City Riveters, he's also been involved in a lot of other little things behind the scenes over the years. Ray is also a proud member of Thundercats FC, one of the many teams that play under the umbrella of TAFC. He's frequently found in Section 108, although with his wife expecting in May 2017, they'll probably be making the move to Del Boca Vista, aka Section 208, starting in 2017.

When not working on things on behalf of the 107IST, Ray works in IT for local government, and absolutely loves to talk nerdy.

Many thanks to our past Board Members for their service:

  • Roger Anthony
  • Eric Berg
  • Joanne Couchman
  • Todd Diskin
  • Garrett Dittfurth
  • Bruce ‘Obi’ Eaton
  • Abram Goldman-Armstrong
  • Rachel Harrison
  • Dave Hoyt
  • Laurie Jane
  • Bob Kellett
  • Fernando Machicado
  • Jerry Makare
  • Sean Moran
  • Harper Morgan-Werner
  • William Packwood
  • Lauren Prince
  • Scott van Swearingen
  • Devlyn Swenson
  • Matt Talley
  • Jeremy Wright

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