A Shared Passion
We believe that diversifying, and thereby strengthening leadership talent, while living up to an equity-driven commitment, is the most important work an organization can do today. We are honored to lead this courageous collective, united by bold vision and rolled-up sleeves.
Drawing from a thirty-year career in the business world of advertising, brand marketing and communications, Kerri's extensive and lauded experience in leading teams, investing in individuals, and sparking new thinking provides a foundation with which she can offer a unique and seasoned perspective. Kerri is a proud mom to two amazing young women and mentor to many.
As one of the drivers behind the launch of NikeWomen and the current Board Chair of the Oregon Food Bank, Kerri has personally seen how community can change lives around the world. Her skills are strongest in creating great strategy, building solid teams, and designing change-making group experiences. The Liberty Collective is a bold, but natural next step in her career.
Executive Operations Director
Shortly after Kerri started the organization in early 2018, Erika joined Kerri in LC leadership, forged together by a passion to change business culture while venturing around the world — as well as in life! (Erika has held a 50+ year position as Kerri and Kelli's big sister.) After a business degree that led to a successful advertising career, Erika continued as a consultant, providing strategic leadership and project management for many clients.
Erika ultimately made the decision to take on the critical role of managing her extended family before recently joining Kerri back in business. She has a son and daughter whom have just launched into adulthood. Erika lives on the Puget Sound in Washington State and commutes regularly to Portland for work with The LC. Read more about Erika's story here.
Executive Content Director
Kelli brings extensive experience and passion for visual and information design to the Liberty Collective, along with her own evolved leadership journey in the challenging field of information technology. With an undergrad and Master’s Degree in education, her years as both a classroom teacher in the states and abroad helped shape her current delight in the art of inviting and inspirational idea delivery.
Kelli's graphic design specialty plays a key role in her work at the LC, as she relishes the transformation of raw material into beautiful, accessible content. Her experience with the US Peace Corps and a brief stint with the US State Department nurtured a growing interest in facilitation and training for adults experiencing dramatic and powerful cultural growth, lighting a fire beneath her call to worldwide citizenship. After a dozen years overseas, Kelli is now deeply rooted back stateside, enjoying life in Portland, Oregon with her family.