Carla Kendall-Bray, Executive Director
Carla grew up in a home with a Radio City Music Hall Rockette turned Ballet studio owner mom, and an opera singing, symphony playing, airline pilot dad. Her love of performing started as far back as she can remember and now Carla brings 30+ years teaching experience and 40+ years study as well as an extensive background in dance, theater, vocal performance, choreography, acting and instruction to The Fuse Dance Force.
Vikki Pynenburg, Chair
Although Vikki never became a “Dancing Queen” the love of movement and performance has – and always will – inspire and fortify her soul. The energy and desire that dance brings to individuals is a way to get in touch with their inner self, it frees your mind, and gives strength and happiness. What a gift to give to others. Vikki has a business and marketing background that lends itself to working with this incredible organization who’s philosophy in giving, one important person at a time.
Patti Lundgren, Treasurer
University of Portland Graduate, Patti has over 12 years experience working in marketing, sales, business forecasting, category management and employee training and development. A Business Manager for Commercial Property Investment Company, Owner and Instructor of Musical Expressions focusing on vocal, piano and theatrical applications and Business Manager Dance Fusion Northwest and Northwest Classical Ballet. Most importantly a Mom of 2!
Nicole Graham, Secretary
A native Oregonian, Nicole fell in love with nonprofits in the fifth grade when a classmate mother introduced her to service with Sisters of the Road, a nonprofit Cafe located in Portland’s Old Town neighborhood. It is committed to ending poverty and homelessness. Nicole always had a keen interest in helping others, but developed a greater passion for serving others when she learned about serving the homeless. It is a passion that remained with her through college and law school, leading her to volunteer for local organizations such as Better People, and organizing nonprofit events for local law school organizations. Two decades later, Nicole provides support for The Fuse Dance Force and is delighted to spend her days helping her local communities be amazing places to live, with service to others through the art of dance and theater.