Articles by Jenn Director Knudsen


Cheryl Coon aids today’s refugees

In Oregon, one in 10 residents is an immigrant according to the American Immigration Council. Our state – and Portland, in particular – also is home to increasing numbers of refugees, people fleeing unimaginable hardships including war, persecution and natural disasters. Cheryl Coon has made it her life’s work to represent the most traumatized among…


Turning Emotion into Sound

Sharon Fendrich is like so many moms: She, too, sings to herself while idling in the school pickup line. But unlike most moms, Fendrich – a professional musician and vocalist – is truly inspired. She uses her precious few moments before welcoming her two children into her minivan to record a few bars into her…