Meet the Co-Founders
Walter Jaffe and Paul King launched White Bird in July 1997 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing excellence in dance to Portland, Oregon. Their cockatoo Barney, the ‘CEO’ and namesake of the organization, keeps things lively, and is over 30 years old.
(Photo of Walter, Paul and Barney by Fritz Liedtke)
The Board of Directors
Paul King, President
Walter Jaffe, Secretary, Treasurer
Ann Edwards, Ken Edwards, Susan Ellis, Kim Allchurch Flick, Sandra Holmes, Gary Nelson, Minh Tran
Nancy & George Thorn, Founding Board Members Emereti