Lincoln, Tillamook, Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties

The SMART Reading Northwest Area team implements SMART Reading and raises funds to support SMART Reading in Lincoln, Tillamook, Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties. In 2018-2019, we served 1,455 PreK through third-grade children with the help of 639 local volunteers. We are focused on recruiting more volunteers and establishing strong financial support among our communities to ensure we can continue this important work of empowering local children through reading.

Click here to read SMART Reading Northwest’s Year-end Report.

Click here to read SMART Reading Northwest’s 2018-19 Newsletter.


Local Staff:

Michael Finlay Senior Program Manager

Stephanie Gates Development Officer

Erica Heisler Program Manager

Volunteer Opportunities:

SMART Reading always welcomes new volunteers! Check the Get Involved page for descriptions of various volunteer positions. For volunteer openings in the Northwest Area, click here › or call 503-391-8423.

Business Partners:

SMART Reading Business Partners are local businesses that support SMART Reading through financial contributions and employee volunteerism. For a list of our Northwest Area Business Partners, click here ›.

Leadership Council:

SMART Reading Leadership Councils are groups of individuals who help SMART Reading flourish in our local communities through fundraising and recruitment. Thank you to our Northwest Area Leadership Council members:

  • Steven Broncheau
  • Kristine Cutchen
  • Carla Glavine
  • Rachelle Gooden
  • Tiffany Lawerence


  • Carrie Casebeer
  • Terry Clelen
  • Linda Craven
  • Paula Crites
  • Steve Dickey
  • Dan Drennan
  • Steven Goto
  • Lucy King
  • Karlina Christensen-Lee
  • Krina Lemons
  • Brad Lewis
  • Matthew Lind
  • Nancy Lodge
  • Kathy Saunders
  • Victoria Shinn
  • Sandy Torgrimson-Fox
  • Jeff Ulven
  • Don Van Etten


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