Joe joined netCorps in 1999, after three decades of business experience in Eugene. He has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon. In between his design and building projects, he found time to learn computer skills, starting with an old CPM computer. His non profit experience includes volunteering with several environmental groups, and serving as a board member, and as president of the Emerald Valley Development Professionals. Joe assumed the Executive Director position in 2011.
When he is not doing the netCorps thing, he is usually brewing beer, playing Ultimate Frisbee, windsurfing, cycling, and playing guitar.
Poppy wants to live in a world where nonprofit funding is no longer contentious.
As a Technology Consultant, she’s been immersed in technology and nonprofits for over 9 years. Prior to netCorps, she has spent time honing her technology skills in the corporate world. When she’s not juggling tech projects, you can find her volunteering or at home, reading and creating art.
Jim has been in IT for about 20 years, building up to network admin/system(s) admin. He has worked mostly with Microsoft Windows, by necessity, but has experience with UNIX (SCO, to be specific) and UNIX-like (OpenBSD, RedHat, Ubuntu) operating systems, as well as Apple OSX ‘workstations’. He’s good at troubleshooting problems of all types (none of us would be in this line of work if we couldn’t do that, right?), and he enjoys the work immensely. When he’s not obsessing about the latest IT innovation or security issue, he enjoys spending time with his family. He’s no expert, but he loves to fly two-line stunt kites. He attended the University of Oregon where he majored in Mathematics.
Michelle has worked in the non-profit industry for over 20 years providing accounting and financial support to multiple organizations. She holds a B.S. in Business from Southern Illinois University and is a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt.
Michelle is a Toastmaster, a CERT member and loves to chainsaw and split wood. In her spare time she works for Bloodworks NW and Oregon Contemporary Theatre.
Matthew Latterell, Alumni Emeritus
Matthew has over twenty years experience in the world of nonprofit and higher education technology planning, assistance and management. Matthew joined the netCorps Board in 1997 and served as President of the Board from 1998-2000. Prior to becoming the ED of netCorps in 2001, Matthew worked as the Assistant Dean for Educational and Information Technology at the University of Oregon School of Law. Since stepping down as ED in 2011, Matthew is spending more time with his family, while continuing to assist netCorps with technology projects.
Matthew lives Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife and daughters. When not eating, breathing and dreaming about nonprofit uses of technology, Matthew enjoys gardening, bike rides and sampling local brews and restaurants (Matthew is also the co-author of The Brewpub Explorer of the Pacific Northwest). Although lately it seems all energy is going in to fixing up the house and yard.
Hal Noble, Technology Consultant
Hal has a B.S. in Computer Science and Technology and has worked in the computer field for the past 20 years as a system administrator, software project manager, database manager, programmer and independent consultant. He has served on the board of directors for a nonprofit charter school.
Hal promotes the idea that we are all one, that there is enough for all of us if we just use it properly, and that all mystery cables end *somewhere*. He lives in the country outside of Eugene where he and his family raise draft horses and heirloom apples. When not fixing computers or fences, Hal enjoys hiking and bicycling, or, sometimes, just standing in his field.
Stephen Grettenberg, Technology Consultant
The first computer Stephen used was his father’s DEC in the 1970’s with 12″ floppy disks, a reel-to-reel tape deck for backup, and Fortran coding (standing in for an operating system). His first paid gig was a cabling job as a 15 year old in 1979. Over the years he worked as an employee or contractor for businesses, non-profits, individuals, and universities as a publisher, technician, systems engineer, database developer, editor, designer, and web developer. Before coming to netCorps in August 2014 he worked as the Technical Director for a small group supporting low-income and first generation students at the University of California, Berkeley. Stephen co-wrote grants, developed and maintained websites, servers, computers, and databases, and served as the technical director for conferences for over seven years there.
Stephen earned a BA as an adult in 2004 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Creative Expression Technology. His interests include hiking, ecology, dance, design, pollinators, grant writing, river rafting, beekeeping, and non-profit management. Stephen also worked in theater for a number of years as a lighting, set, and sound designer.
Ayla Abbott, Intern
Declaring herself “just the intern” Ayla has developed a phlegmatic acceptance, and indeed, enjoyment, of all tasks repetitive, uninteresting, monotonous, and, ultimately, vital. After 20 hours of staring at Windows Updates status bars Ayla experienced a status-bar-trance and came to realize the interconnectedness off all things…unless, of course, one has messed up the cabling. She now spends time delving into the great mystery that is computing in hopes that she too will one day understand why your website, email, or privileges are “just gone!”
Ayla graduated from the University of Oregon with a Master’s Degree in Conflict & Dispute Resolution. She volunteers with the Technology Services of Bethel School District, and serves on the Board of Directors at Community Mediation Services.