As leaders of Engage Oregon, we felt that there wasn’t a group out there that talked directly with Oregonians about why business growth and more job opportunities are the answer to keeping our state great.
We believe business is a good thing for Oregon and we can create job opportunities without sacrificing our quality of life. If we had more businesses creating job opportunities, we’d have more money for education, senior services, colleges, public safety and roads. That’s the only way to do it right and keep those services funded permanently.
Shelly Boshart Davis
Shelly Boshart is the VP of International Sales for the agricultural export portion of the family business. She has been a vocal advocate during the recent West Coast Port Crisis and continues to push for change. Shelly serves on local and national boards such as the local United Way of Linn County, US Forage Export Council, and Albany Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee and is a member of Oregon Women for Agriculture, Oregon Farm Bureau, National Hay Association, and Agriculture Transportation Coalition. She is a mother to 3 young girls and loves the challenge of running her family business, BOSSCO Trading LLC, and a growing family with her husband.
Trevor Dryer is the CEO and Cofounder of Mirador in Portland, Oregon. At Mirador, he has created a platform to help small businesses get access to low-cost capital to grow their business. Prior to Mirador, Trevor ran mobile payments and point-of-sale products at Intuit (maker of Quickbooks). A lawyer by training, Trevor is passionate about the political process and helping Oregon small businesses flourish.
Andrew Frazier is Managing Partner of Frazier Hunnicutt Financial; a firm focused on financial life planning. He is a civic and business leader, actively involved with neighborhood and professional groups and has been an advocate for small business for many years. He has held leadership positions for numerous community non-profits and local small business organizations. Andrew was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from Willamette University with an MBA. He is an avid sports fan, and enjoys his time as a USSF licensed soccer coach, coaching competitive U12 girls and playing golf with his wife and twin daughters.
Ernie Platt is the chairman of the Sunrise Water Authority Board of Directors and the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Team, President of the Clackamas Repertory Theatre Advisory Board and a key member of the Clackamas River Water Supply Commission and Board of Directors of the National Association of Home Builders. He previously has served as President of the Homebuilders Association of Metro Portland and the Oregon Home Builders Association. He has spent 40 years developing residential communities in Oregon, Washington and California. Ernie is retired and continues to be a key community leader.
Alexis Wolf is a board member of Emerging Leaders for Oregon and is a cabinet member at the Oregon Historical Society. She is a Chapman University graduate and is a real estate broker serving the Portland Metro area. Alexis enjoys exploring different neighborhoods with her rescued dog Fenway, cooking old Italian family recipes on her vintage stove, and eating at many of the amazing restaurants around Portland.