At Storyline, we are not centralized around a hierarchy or single figurehead. We believe there is power in the rich collective narrative and diverse voices around us, and we seek to constantly release those voices in the way we lead and operate. This is reflected in our leadership teams which are highly collaborative, strengths-based, and live out our value to fight for relationships.
This is our core team of leader/pastor/community organizers. Come get to know us!
Anna Hoesly, MFT
Anna lives in Oak Grove with her husband and two kiddos, in a house filled with giant dry erase boards, ever-evolving art projects, a sweet cacophony of love joy and meltdowns, a revolving door of neighbors and wandering friends, stacks of half-read books and unwashed dishes, and SO MUCH slime. Anna's background is in Marriage and Family Therapy + some seminary, and she is a certified mediator for families and non-profits. She gets all lit up by systemic thinking and big-picture movement-making... While living and breathing the daily life's work of humanizing, connecting, and restoring our relationships and souls. She thrives on seeing people reconnect to their own neighborhoods and get captivated by the pursuit of justice and goodness in their own community.
Rev. Sara Gross Samuelson
Sara lives in the Ardenwald neighborhood of Milwaukie with her husband, Josh, dog Copper and their young son. Sara has a long history working in outdoor ministry, education and performing arts. She is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and holds the title Reverend along with mom, wife, neighbor citizen, sister, friend, and sometimes screw-up. She has memorized unseemly chunks of dialogue from Aaron Sorkin's productions, is openly prideful of the Pacific Northwest and its outdoor wonderlands, and has a complicated relationship with her book-buying habits. She's passionate about justice for women and children and advocating for housing rights for all her neighbors and neighbors to be.
Marketing & Storytelling Manager
Though originally from Texas, Stori now lives in the beautiful PNW with her two cats (Bobby and Sharkie) and her husband Ben. She is passionate about connecting with people through stories and storytelling, through myth and movies, through books and history, in a way that helps them connect with and make sense of their own experiences, truths, and emotions.
Her role is to connect people with the heart and mission of Storyline through social media, creative storytelling, and communication (also, funny GIFs).
Board Executive Team
Paul Potter, MSW and Nancy Potter
Paul and Nancy love living every day to the fullest- which includes reveling in time with their granddaughters, being active in their community, hosting parties, traveling, golf and walking, puzzling, and genuinely enjoying each other's company. Paul loves losing to Nancy at card games, for example, and they love waking up bright and early to a coffee date each morning.
Paul has over 30 years’ experience in addictions counseling, training, administration and organizational development work. He loves to focus on the richness in each of our life stories and the power of sharing them.
Nancy has a BS in organizational communication and worked for 25 years in Fortune 500 companies as project manager, payroll, human resources, and business analysis. She brings a keen sense of detail and organization to all our endeavors. Nancy is called to focus on social justice issues and does that with love and compassion for others.
Board of Directors
This is our board of directors; the group of people who have given their time and their hearts to helping us grow up as a non-profit, make wise decisions, take good care of our people and community, and sustain clear focus, centered hearts, and sound finances.