Zavier Borja, Board Member –
A first generation Mexican-American, born in Redmond, Oregon and grew up in Madras and has lived in Bend for the past 10 years. His passions include serving our youth, communities and getting them outside. Zavier has worked for various youth programs for the past ten years, including the Boys and Girls Club of Bend, Bend Parks and Recreation District (youth, sports & enrichment departments), and Education Outside in San Francisco. Lastly, working for Bend-La Pine School District, as a Mentor Specialist for at-risk youth at Summit High School. Zavi created a local chapter of the nationally recognized non-profit, Latino Outdoors here in Central Oregon. From that he has been able to make connections with local outdoor partners in order to work in a collaborative manner to create – Vámonos Outside. Zavi’s educational background includes a BS from George Fox University for Organizational Leadership and Management and has had the honor of being a part of the pilot cohort for OSU’s Outdoor Industry Leadership Certificate program.