Theresa is an energetic thinker and doer. As the Chief of Staff + VP, Programs at the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), she oversees all programming including 70+ events each year with thousands of attendees. Theresa also serves as the staff/community liaison to the TAO Board and works to nurture camaraderie throughout the industry. As the lead for operations at TAO, her daily puzzle is to identify priorities among projects and availability of people for efficient and quality work for the Oregon tech ecosystem. Prior to joining TAO, Theresa worked in the nonprofit and financial industries managing people and business processes for over 10 years. Like many other Portlanders, Theresa is an East Coast transplant who fell in love with the West Coast when she moved to PDX in early 2011. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring the PNW with her husband, Andy. If you have ideas for how to improve TAO programming, or think you've found the most delicious bacon (or scrapple) in Portland, she'd love to hear from you!