- Graphic Designers
- Baseball fans
- Tech gurus
- Financial experts
- Mom’s and Dad’s
- Singles, couples and families
- Long-distance bicycle riders
- Change Makers
- Dance party fans
- Game enthusiasts
- Joy finders
- Pet owners
- Pizza eaters
- Cocktail shakers
- Cider makers
- Beer enthusiasts
- Music lovers
- Sour dough bakers
- Movie enthusiasts
Our Neighbors – check back often for more as we continue to grow!
Adara Morgan currently lives on a farm in Ridgefield, WA with her parents, Abby and David, and her brother Corwin. As adulthood fast approaches, she and her parents are excited about the idea of a home for her in the city, where she can revel in her extrovert nature, navigate the city, and be an integral part of a supported community. She loves to dance, listen to music, watch movies and read books. She loves little more than a good party, and is a fabulous hostess.
Abby and David are intimately involved in the Our Home Project, David on the business end and Abby in marketing and communication. Though more attached to the rural way of life than Adara is, and don’t see themselves moving into the city any time soon, they believe deeply in the value of a strong, interdependent community and will be regular attendees at our community meetings, shared meals, and events and are excited to be a part of the extended Our Home Cathedral Park family. Ridgefield is just forty minutes from the Cathedral Park neighborhood, and they are open to swapping nights in their country home with views of eagles and sandhill cranes for a night in the city every now and again! Corwin is excited to think with us all about what makes a community, and how everyone’s contributions can be honored in a diverse neighborhood. He would be happy to join the community for game nights and other events.
Alicia DeLashmutt and Neva Sincick
Founding Neighbor and Board President, Our Home, ICC and Founder of Oregon nonprofit, Our Home, Inclusive Community Collaborative, Alicia has over 18 years of community involvement as a disability inclusion and housing advocate and is the proud mother of Neva, who is a strong influence in Alicia’s mission to promote inclusive life opportunities to families and individuals who also experience disability.
A 2017 graduate from the Institute on Development and Disability Leadership in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program through Oregon Health Sciences University and 2007 graduate of Oregon Partners in Policy Making, she is a member of the Oregon Developmental Disabilities Coalition and acts as an advisor to the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Program. She has made numerous national presentations as a strong advocate for inclusive communities, education and life.
Previously, with a professional background in landscape and commercial interior design, Alicia was the Director of Interior Design for Sienna Architecture, and founder of Grasshopper Garden Design, an independent landscape design firm. Currently Alicia is an active advocate and parent mentor who believes that the inclusion of ALL, regardless of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or gender identity is necessary for a vibrant and healthy community.
Neva is a very present, adaptable, and strong-willed young woman whose diverse interests include baseball, Fritos and opera. While not a communicator with verbal language, Neva has a lot to share with and give to the larger community around her. Neva has a love for delicious food, the outdoors, excitement, and music. Neva looks forward to hosting Friday night pizza and dance parties in the community room and will bring a jumbo bag of Fritos to share to any televised or live sporting event that she is invited to share in.
Julianne, Matt and Peyton Douglas-Doran
Matt, Julianne, Peyton and their kitty Archie currently live on the outskirts of Vancouver, Washington. Peyton’s older sibling Shiloh lives in SE Portland with their partner and 2 kitties. We are a delightfully quirky, neurodiverse family. Peyton is a sophomore in high school, loving science and theater. Shiloh works as a graphics production designer in Portland and does beautiful freelance illustration and writing in their spare time.
Matt works at the Three Creeks Library in NW Vancouver, and Julianne is a jack/jill of many trades, chasing people and pixels and thoughts around, sometimes herding and nudging them into place, but mostly just embracing entropy. Prior to moving north to Vancouver to be near Matt’s parents, they lived in Ongoing Cohousing in NE Portland, and after that spent some time in the Bay area while doing a stint at Apple. They came close to becoming members of the Daybreak Cohousing Community in North Portland, but the economy had other plans.
They look forward to being part of a community again, and are excited to live near their cousins in St. Johns, a favorite quadrant of Portland. One hope is that Adara might be roomies with Peyton someday, living just a few doors down, keeping us entertained with their antics. That’s one of the beauties of cohousing… the flexibility of it all.
Hi, my name is Marie Blanchard. I was born and have always lived in Portland, Oregon.
I have been enjoying doing art my whole life. I create ceramic magnets, wall hangings, and clay animal tiles, all glazed with bright colors. I also paint, mostly animals, and create greeting cards and mugs from my paintings.
At birth I was born with a difference. That difference is Cerebral Palsy. That means that at birth I did not get enough oxygen to the brain. I just move a little bit differently. The unique thing about me is I have CP and lead a full and active life. I like who I am with CP.
I like to go hiking in nature, go horseback riding, and talk to and hang out with my best friend. I also like writing, playing on my iPad, going out to eat.
I am very excited to live in the Our Home cohousing community where 25% of the units will be owned by people with a disability. My plan is to live on my own; I just need a tiny bit of support in my life.
Todd and AJ
Todd grew up in Austin Texas, spent time in different parts of the US, before settling in the bay area for the last 15 years. Todd values honesty, respect, creativity and diversity. He is currently a practicing psychologist at a community mental health clinic in San Francisco while living in Oakland. He has liberal and progressive ideas, and is open to many different perspectives. His hobbies include outdoor activities like outdoor swimming, camping, woodworking, puppetry, and reading.
AJ grew up in Ohio and was part of different arts, queer and punk co-op communities for a number of years. AJ identifies as non-binary. They have been engaged in different activist communities and doing community gardening and art. Their profession has changed over the years doing screen printing, prop artist, fabric librarian, production and wardrobe manager, and most recently has received a master’s in library/archives (MLIS) and is a certified archivist. They have been doing library and archivist work over the last 2-3 years and will look to continue this. Their hobbies include photography, screen-printing, fashion, design, research and books (especially graphic novels) and archives. They are currently adjusting to an acquired disability over the last 2 years.
Megan and Xavier
We are a mother-son team who are native to Portland, Oregon and currently residing in NE Portland. We’re very excited to be a part of the Our Home Project and see immense value of such a community to help support Xavier’s future as an independent adult who also experiences autism. We look forward to helping build a diverse community, rooted in respect and inclusion is a dream that will become reality with Our Home Inclusive Community Collaborative.
Megan is first and foremost a proud mother and advocate for autism awareness. A 2016 graduate of Portland State University and currently works in HR and Finance for Wieden+Kennedy. She is also a co-owner of a small business handcrafting elderberry products – roserootpdx.com. With a passion for diversity, inclusion, health and wellness she wants apply those passions to cohousing.
Xavier is an awesome, friendly, and intelligent young man who is incredibly knowledgeable and talented when it comes to music, audio engineering and music production. He enjoys his free time as a part time Youtuber, practicing voice acting, playing bass and video games especially animal crossing and more recently contributing his perspective to community projects.