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Carol Studenmund

MHCRC CHAIR - Multnomah County representative

Carol Studenmund grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the D.C suburbs. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.  Upon graduation she moved to Portland, and has been here ever since. Carol and her husband enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest with their kayaks and their hiking boots. Her son and daughter live here in Portland, and her step-daughter lives in Bar Harbor, Maine. A perfect day would consist of a great cup of coffee, time to read, a hike, and a Blazers game in the evening.

Carol Studenmund participates on the Policy & Legislation Committee.

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Jeff Dennerline

MHCRC Vice chair - Fairview Representative

An Oregon native, Jeff Dennerline has spent most of his life entertaining, informing and educating people. The owner of a broadcast consulting company, he has a background in music, theater, film, radio and television. From humble ‘geek’ beginnings in high school band and theater, his journey has included working on mega-sized sporting and entertainment events like the Super Bowl and The Oscars. Most recently he sailed on a research vessel looking for Amelia Earhart’s downed airplane in the South Pacific. A pilot, woodworker, amateur chef and coffee snob, he’s never at a loss for a good after-dinner story.

Jeff Dennerline participates on the Finance Committee, and is the MHCRC appointee to the MetroEast Community Media Board.

Norm Thomas

Troutdale Representative

Norm Thomas participates on the Finance Committee.

Richard Roche

Portland Representative

Richard Roche participates on the Equity & Inclusion Committee.

Leslie Goodlow


Leslie Goodlow has lived in Portland since March 1971, most of that time in NE Portland. She is a Licensed Social Worker with degrees from Grambling State University and Portland State University. She has been a public employee since 1992, having worked for Multnomah County for more than 19 years and has been with the Housing Bureau since 2012. Leslie has two daughters and a new grandson. She also helped raise her two nieces. Leslie served as the Centennial President of the Portland Rose Festival, treasurer of the Pink Ivy Foundation, and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Leslie Goodlow participates on the Equity & Inclusion Committee.

Julia DeGraw


Julia is the Coalition Director for the Oregon League of Conservation Voters and has spent her entire career in the environmental nonprofit sector. She was born and raised in the Portland Metro region and has lived here her entire life except for four years of college in Ashland, Wisconsin where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Sociology from Northland College. In addition to her work on environmental issues, Julia is passionate about equitable access to fast, reliable, affordable, and secure internet––as it has become an essential utility much like electricity. Her experience interacting with thousands of residents, and community organizations, from her campaigns for public office, alongside her professional experiences make her uniquely suited to serve the diverse interests of people of Portland on the MHCRC. In her spare time, Julia loves snuggling her housemate’s cat, reading science fiction, eating good food with friends and family, and being outside in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest.

Julia DeGraw participates on the Policy & Legislation Committee.

Cherri Wagner

Gresham Representative

I am a native Oregonian and have lived in Gresham since 1992. My introduction to cable TV started when my father worked for Santiam Cablevision and he also owned his own cable system known as Marion Cable in East Marion County, hence my interest in this commission. I am sure no expert to any of current cable regulations but as a customer of services I hope I can add that expertise to the group. On a personal note I have been licensed as a RN since 1976 and have been a home owner in Oregon since 1973.

Cherri Wagner participates on the Finance, and Equity & Inclusion Committees.

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