Originally from Chicago, Eileen has been working in development for over 13 years and has lived in Portland since 2003. She attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing management. Eileen enjoys the outdoors and when possible accompanies our students on outdoor education adventures.
What she can help you with: Catlin Gabel Fund (annual giving)
Caroll attended Reed College, where she studied history with a focus on Modern England. While at Reed she planned many student and faculty campus events. After graduating she went on to plan special events related to Reed College’s Centennial Campaign and festivities. Caroll loves building relationships with students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and others through events and stewardship. Caroll’s passion for academia and education led her to Catlin Gabel. In her free time she enjoys reading, going on hikes with her dog, and looking for real Texas BBQ in Portland.
What she can help you with: auction, stewardship, Tuition on the Track
Marianne Falk, Director, Catlin Gabel Fund
Marianne has been working in development for over six years, previously in the major gifts department at Oregon Public Broadcasting and prior to that at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She has a master's in art business from Sotheby's Institute of Art and a bachelor's in art history from the University of Kentucky. As an avid runner herself, she enjoys coaching Catlin Gabel's Middle School cross country and track teams.
What she can help you with: Catlin Gabel Fund (annual giving): parents, grandparents, parents of alumni, and faculty-staff.
Joan Gardner, Planned Giving and Major Gifts Officer
A native Oregonian, Joset earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon. She comes to Catlin Gabel after serving as the director of development at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. With a strong desire to work in education and the arts, Joset spent her early career at the American Film Institute and later at the Writers Guild of America. In 2003, after moving to the Cayman Islands, she implemented a capital campaign at a private independent K-12 American school – a school she attended as a child. She then spent seven years as the director of annual fund at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village outside Los Angeles. Joset enjoys spending time with her adult twin daughters, traveling, adventure water sports, and meeting people from all over the world who have a passion and desire to pursue their education.
What she can help you with: overall philanthropy at Catlin Gabel
Lea Trefsgar, Administrative Assistant
Lea comes to Catlin Gabel with over eight years of experience in education, event planning, and fundraising at several nonprofit organizations. She is also a psychotherapist in private practice, working with young adults, children, and families. In her spare time, Lea enjoys rock climbing, skiing, reading, and spending time with her husband and two children.
What she can help you with: any development-related questions
Vici Wolff, Director of Development Services
What she can help you with: stewardship, fund reporting, research, problem solving, and database management.