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 2017:

Nick Brock Mike Coleman Todd Diskin
Stephan Lewis Fernando Machicado Harper Morgan-Werner
Drew Picard Sherrilynn “Sheba” Rawson     Lexi Stern
Scott van Swearingen Ray Terrill Past Members

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 Vice President; Co-chair, Game Day Ops Committee; 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.

Todd Diskin

Board member since: Jan 2015
Current Term: Jan 2015-Dec 2017
Responsibilities: Chair, Partnership, Regional Subgroups, & Booked! committees; Timbers Army FC and Community Outreach committees.

The journey started in late 70’s when as a player at North Salem High School, Todd and his pals would journey to Timbers matches, rooting for his favorite players, Graham Day and Willie Anderson. Soccer has been part of Todd’s life since, playing at Concordia University and now Old Growth FC which he helps manage.

Todd’s work includes stints with Multnomah County SUN Community Schools and Education Policy advisory to former City of Portland Mayor, Sam Adams. You will find him on matchday with his wife Susan, daughters ZoĆ« and Clare, and other Diskins (familial and honorary) in section 108.

Drew Picard

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

Fernando Machicado

Board member since: Jan 2010
Current Term: Jan 2015 – Dec 2017
Responsibilities: Co-chair, Game Day Ops Committee; Merchandise Committee; Community Outreach Committee; Board president, Gisele Currier Scholarship Fund

A founding board member of 107IST, Nando is the go-to source for smoke and tifo details and oversees the design and sale of our merchandise. He is also the president of the Operation Pitch Invasion board.

A native of Bolivia, he came to Portland in 1996 via Washington, D.C. He’s been TA since 2003.

Stephan Lewis

Board member since: Mar 2013 (interim appointment); Jan 2017 (elected)
Current Term: Jan 2017 – Dec 2017
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. 

Harper Morgan-Werner

Board member since: Jan 2012
Current Term: Jan 2015 – Dec 2017
Responsibilities: Chair, Travel Committee

Harper has been hanging out in the North End since 2007 and from the beginning has been active in volunteering for various things: capoing, being a bus captain for Seattle away, painting tifo and assembling flags are just a few.

A native Oregonian, Harper grew up in Central Oregon and made her way to Portland in 1987 (after a 2 year layover in Eugene). She currently works for a large managed care company as a Customer Configuration Specialist.

Sherrilynn “Sheba” Rawson

Board member since: Aug 2011
Current Term: Jan 2016 – Dec 2018
Responsibilities: 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.

Lexi Stern

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

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.

Scott van Swearingen

Board member since: Jan 2010
Current Term: Jan 2015 – Dec 2017
Responsibilities: Board President; Chair, Merchandise Committee

A founding board member of 107IST, and in addition to being the Board President, Scott plays a key role in both Merchandise and Game Day Ops.

Born in Southern Oregon, Scott attended both Oregon State and the University of Portland. He now works for Energy Trust of Oregon.

Ray Terrill

Board member since: Jan 2017
Current Term: Jan 2017 – Dec 2019
Responsibilities: Chair, TAFC; Co-chair, Technology; 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
  • Garrett Dittfurth
  • Bruce ‘Obi’ Eaton
  • Abram Goldman-Armstrong
  • Rachel Harrison
  • Dave Hoyt
  • Laurie Jane
  • Bob Kellett
  • Jerry Makare
  • Sean Moran
  • William Packwood
  • Lauren Prince
  • Devlyn Swenson
  • Matt Talley
  • Jeremy Wright

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