Terrie Martin

Terrie Martin

Steering Committee / Board of Directors / Liaison to the Publicity, Writing & Research Team and the Purple Project Team

Terrie has lived in the Rogue Valley since 1969, mostly in the Phoenix-Talent area.
She will always consider herself a journalist and political junkie first and foremost. For 12 years she was a reporter at the Mail Tribune, where she earned regional and national awards for writing and investigative reporting, including “Best Writing” from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, and a Pulitzer nomination. She also taught journalism at Southern Oregon University for 25 years, and served on the board of the Southern Oregon Historical Society.
In her spare time she is working on two books, tracks her far-flung kids in Los Angeles and D.C., rides her motorcycle, and -- usually in the middle of the night -- does writing, research and organizing for Indivisible ORD2.

Jim Bachman

Jim Bachman

Board of Directors / Liaison to the Fundraising Team

A native of Southern California, Jim moved with his family to Siskiyou County when he was 16. After graduating from Yreka High School, he studied psychology at UCLA and business management at San Diego State University.

He settled into a successful but unfulfilling corporate accounting and finance career with San Diego-based subsidiaries of Caterpillar Tractor Co. and Allied Signal Corp.

Jim left the private sector in his early 40s to teach middle school math and science, including four years on special assignment as a middle school assistant principal and acting personnel director.

He and his wife retired to Ashland in 2015. Jim’s lifelong interest in politics was galvanized into activism in November, 2016, with the election of Donald Trump. Looking for a way to become involved in The Resistance, he discovered the Indivisible Guide, and shortly thereafter, ORD2 Indivisible. Jim went to his first meeting with Rep. Greg Walden’s staff in January, 2017, and has been an active Indivisible ever since.

Teresa Safay

Teresa Safay

Steering Committee / Board of Directors / Liaison to the Call Squad Team, the Rabble Rousers Team and the Event Support Team

Teresa has mostly lived in Ashland since attending Southern Oregon State College (SOU) in the early ’80s. She spent a couple of years in the Bay Area and Santa Fe before deciding that Ashland was her true home.
Teresa’s first involvement in politics was Jesse Jackson’s campaign for president in the late ’80s. After that, she was active in helping pass Oregon’s Open Record Law for adoptees, making us the third state to give access to previously sealed records in 1999.
She worked with activist groups out of Arcata, Calif., to help preserve the remaining old growth forests in the late ’90s and was a regular volunteer when Headwaters was an environmental center in Ashland. Teresa found a niche in asking for donations for various fundraisers. She has been active with ORD2 Indivisible for three years.
Currently she has a vacation rental business and also works as a consultant with property owners to help manage rentals and remodeling. She is the proud mama of Gabriela, who is a student at Oregon State University.

Julia McFadden

Julia McFadden

Steering Committee, Purple Project Team and POW!/Progressive Oregon Women (Via ORD2 Bench-Building team).

Julia is in her "happy place" when she is empowering people to create positive change.

Arranging phone banks and neighborhood canvasses for Our Family Farms 2014 GMO crop campaign is where Julia first discovered her passion for service was amplified through community organizing. Julia realized making our community and lives better was as simple as talking with our neighbors about shared values and educating citizens on how their voice can be heard. #Hooked! If change is that easy, let’s do more of it!

After the successful Jackson County GMO campaign, Julia was invited to be legislative staff for Senator Alan Bates. Mentored and inspired by his steadfast commitment to using the power of elected office to improve lives, she realized the good that can be done through public policy and the "good side" of politics. She made service through politics and policy her life for five years, focusing on progressive values and issues of health care, diversity, income equality and education, including field campaigns for progressive women candidates who will carry those values forward.
She now works at a law firm and is vice chair of the Kids Unlimited Academy Board and a volunteer with CASA.
Julia brings her skill set to ORD2 Indivisible because "Trump activated people, who wanted and needed to be heard... Indivisible helps them channel that motivation into effective action that can impact change. That’s my happy place."

Bret Levick

Bret Levick

Co-Founder, ORD2 Indivisible / Steering Committee / Liaison to the Social Media Team

Bret is a singer/songwriter and acclaimed lyricist whose music has been heard on hundreds of TV shows and films over the past couple of decades. Working out of his Talent, Ore., recording studio, he also engineers and produces local and national acts, edits audio books as well as performs songs from his own expansive catalog with his roots rock band LEFT.
He created ORD2 Indivisible with co-founder Jessica Sage when Indivisible published its “guide” in January 2017.
Until ORD2 Indivisible, Bret’s only political experience was canvassing for the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns and attending the first Obama inauguration, which he brags about incessantly.

Catherine Foster

Catherine Foster

Steering Committee / Liaison to the Postcards Team, Letters to the Editor Team, and the Publicity, Writing & Research Team

Catherine Foster grew up in Pasadena, Calif., with activist parents who fought housing discrimination and helped register voters in the South. She attended the first deliberately integrated high school in Pasadena. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Cathe became an actor for eight years. But a growing desire to write led her to join The Christian Science Monitor in Boston, and then The Boston Globe, where she worked as a writer and editor. In 2007, she moved to Ashland to become Senior Editor at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

The devastating 2016 election made her determined to challenge all that Trump stands for. She joined ORD2 Indivisible in January 2017 as part of the Media Team. In the summer of 2019, she joined the Steering Committee. Now retired from OSF, she spends her time volunteering, writing, traveling and hiking in these lovely green hills.

Hilary Avalon

Hilary Avalon

Steering Committee / Liaison to Social Media Team and Outreach Team

Hilary was born and raised in California. She majored in Anthropology in college -- the study of people and culture -- which is a great stepping-off point for forming relationships, political and otherwise.

She founded and operated a successful business in Sonoma County for 20 years. Hilary still has a genuine love of interacting with people from all over the world, which she honed running her bed & breakfast for most of her adult life.

With respect to politics, Hilary volunteered for Bill Clinton’s campaign in 1992. More recently, she was a team leader and steering committee member with Indivisible Sonoma County from 2016 until she moved to Ashland with her husband and son in 2018. Now that her business has been sold and a new property has been acquired in Southern Oregon, Hilary looks forward to putting down roots in the Rogue Valley and fighting for political justice in Oregon District 2!