Our mission is to disrupt the housing crisis in Oregon by encouraging and incentivizing homeowners to become a valuable part of the solution. By putting to work underutilized housing inventory, i.e. spare bedrooms, Home Share Oregon intends to expand access to affordable housing one spare bedroom at a time.
Board of Directors
Brad Perkins, born and raised in Portland, Oregon, is co-owner and President/CEO of Cascadia High Speed Rail, LLC. Since 2004 he has owned and operated Perkins Realty, a commercial real estate company that has amassed multiple properties for the development of public and private mixed-use projects. He previously owned Preservation Development Company, which specialized in facilitating the relocation and restoration of historic properties. Perkins is an Oregon native, U of O graduate in Architecture, and world traveler with a focus on photography, studying architecture, and diverse urban planning and transportation systems. He has over 40 years of leadership in land use, housing, bike and high-speed rail planning. Dedicated to community activism, he has either founded or been involved with dozens of non-profit organizations.
Toni Wallick dedicated 30 years in Social Services and spent several years working with the Housing Authority of Oregon as a Housing Specialist and understands first-hand the challenges working people have trying to get and stay housed. Tony is excited and honored to be on this growing board along with all the dedicated members and staff who are making a difference in people's lives. Toni and her husband currently reside in Eugene and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren as well as hiking, swimming, and paddle boarding. Toni is excited to spread the work about Home Share Oregon in the southern counties.
Merrill Liddicoat currently works as the Participation and Engagement Coordinator at The Rosewood Initiative, a community based nonprofit organization that serves outer East Portland. Her work at Rosewood began in coordinating homeownership preparedness programming, and her passion for affordable housing and equitable housing solutions grew throughout her time in that role, as she met more and more families who were experiencing housing stability and began compiling resources to support them. She is excited to be a part of building the creative solution that is Home Share Oregon.
David Groff is a retired college administrator and professor who has been involved with issues of houselessness, since 1992 when he began volunteering at Operation Night watch, a non-profit that provides hospitality for houseless and low-income people in downtown and southeast Portland. He is currently a member of the Night watch board of directors. He is also active in the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty, a coalition of fourteen faith-based communities in Portland dedicated to addressing the systemic causes of poverty.
Stan Penkin is an accomplished senior executive, former business owner and consultant with over forty-five years of extensive hands-on experience in manufacturing, architectural design, business development, construction and real estate development. Stan graduated with a Master of Science, Urban Planning from Columbia University and maintains over 20 years’ experience serving on the Boards of some of Oregon’s largest non-profit organizations including Oregon Children’s Theatre, Portland Center Stage, the Cultural Advocacy Coalition and many more. Stan is passionate about increasing access to affordable housing and is happy to serve as a founding board member for Home Share Oregon.
Charlie Swindells earned his law degree from Northwest School of Law, Lewis and Clark College. He served as the staff attorney for 1,000 Friends of Oregon for a decade and proceeded to serve as a sole practitioner attorney specializing in land conservation and development. Additionally, he has served on multiple boards including the Portland Parks Foundation, Children’s Healing Project, Friends of Trees, and the Lewis and Clark Law School Loan Repayment Assistance Program. Currently, Charlie is also serving as Board Vice-President for CASA for Children. Charlie is excited to become a part of the Home Share Oregon team to increase access to affordable housing and expand options for providing safe and secure housing for all Oregonians.
Elisa Canum is the Managing Director for the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West region for CrowdStreet. Elisa joined CrowdStreet in early 2016, inspired by her prior experience in working with entrepreneurs on business strategy and growth and the desire to be part of a massive market shift. Finance has been the common thread throughout her schooling and career, holding positions at Citigroup as VP of Mergers and Acquisitions in Southern California, trading options in Chicago at the CBOE and early on at Intel Finance. Elisa graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Finance and has previously held a Series 7 & 63 license.