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 – 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, low consumption lifestyles, human 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 working twelve years for his family business in the agricultural flower industry on the east coast. He has an intense love for environmental awareness, animals and the community we all are a part of. His heart’s desire is to use the accumulated knowledge of business, agriculture, landscaping, and space holding to generate restorative communities and culture.