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Jolie Fay, President: Jolie is the owner and designer of Skipping Hippos (www.skippinghippos.com), vintage inspired outerwear with a modern twist. Skipping Hippos clothing can be found in boutiques across the country, as well as in several other countries, and are often at unique craft fairs from Massachusetts to Seattle. Before having children, Jolie was a wedding and event planner in San Francisco. Jolie's interest in children's fashion started in college, at the Otis Parson's Institute of Art, where she majored in photography.
Randall Hertzler, Vice President: Randall is the owner of euroSource, LLC, a family business that manages retail of specialty European Toys. Established in 1999 in Lancaster, PA, euroSource was a professional outlet for a new stay-at-home dad and has grown to include the entire family. Randall also is owner of BigWindow LLC which provides information technology services including hosting and web surveys. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Engineering Science from the Pennsylvania State University.

Mary Newell, Treasurer: Mary is the owner of Terrapin Toys, LLC, makers of the nationally-distributed Mary's Softdough, which she established in 1988. She is also the bookkeeper for Terrapin Guitars, LLC, a online custom guitar business owned by her husband. She also has ten years experience in member and information services at Register Guard Federal Credit Union in Springfield, Oregon. Mary has a BS in General Science from the University of Oregon and has completed the SBA's Small Business Management Program.

Rachele Schainker, Secretary: Rachele lives in Portland with her husband, son and two Tibetian Spaniels. Currently taking a break from working as a Business Systems Analyst at Nike to focus on the family, travel and identify next career goals. Received a Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University in Urban Studies. Post graduate work focused on Supply Chain Management (University of San Francisco) as well as earning a Black Belt in Six Sigma from Villanova University. 
  Stephanie Stewart, Director: Stephanie is a parent, artist, small business owner, community organizer, and founder of www.armbibs.com. Her paid career has largely focused in the world of non-profit management, with experience at the directorship level for communications and project management. In her un-paid life, she has served on demanding non-profit boards, and founded such community projects as Solarize Portland. She comes to HTA eager to be a part of its evolution. As a board member, she will both protect HTA’s hard-won position as the voice of our sector’s small businesses, and she will seek to expand HTA’s relevance among its members with new services beyond political advocacy.
 
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