Our Team

Ashley Bonn: Founder & Executive Director – ash@conscious-growth.org

Ashley is passionate about education, music, art, healing, and connection. In 2018, Ash graduated from Portland State University with a Masters of Science in Sustainability Education, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelors Degree in International Business and Public Service, as well as a Multicultural Certificate. In addition, she completed a School Garden Teaching Certificate and a Permaculture Design Certificate in Portland, Oregon.

Russell Bohr: Board President / Secretary – russell@conscious-growth.org

Russell graduated with a bachelors degree in Anthropology from Oregon State University. He is passionate about social change and works with groups facilitating resource sharing, sustainable lifestyles, connection and personal growth. He is also involved with Hedron, a makerspace in Portland which often uses upcycled waste material to build art pieces and prototypes for clients and community projects.

Drake Carnahan: Board Secretary – drake@conscious-growth.org

Drake is currently a graduate student at Portland State University, studying Leadership for Sustainability Education. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree at PSU, where she studied Social Sciences and Civic Leadership. She has received a Permaculture Design Certificate, is a trained facilitator, ordained minister and has worked as an outdoor and experiential educator for the better part of a decade. She currently works as an event/retreat coordinator, ceremony facilitator, wholistic educator and soul coach at her business, Natal Earth.

Ben Ruch: Board Treasurer – ben@conscious-growth.org

Ben grew up on the east coast working twelve years for his family business in the agricultural flower industry. Since living in Portland, he integrated himself into the performance flow art community and developed a wire art business. Ben has an intense love for environmental awareness, animal justice, and community building. His heart’s desire is to use the accumulated knowledge of business, agriculture, landscaping, and space-holding to generate restorative communities and resilient culture.

Ian Harris: Music & Event Director – ian@conscious-growth.org

Ian (Love) Harris is the founder of Portland, Oregon-based Onion Music Festival. He’s dedicated his entire adult life to cultivating community through his multiple musical projects, producing events, and empowering people to celebrate their expression. Love also served as Regional Officer for the NW Youth of Unity, Event Booker for Tea Chai Té, and has been hired as a musical guest for multiple spiritual retreats. His calling is to pursue his passion for sustainable living, inspiring radical self-expression, and curating events for heart centered community through his various musical outlets, sound healing, and assisting to bring the vision of Conscious Growth into fruition.