Board President, liaison to the Strategic Planning, Legal and Fund Development Committees
Cathy settled in Ashland in 2011, after living and working in Wyoming, Washington DC, and Vermont. She works in the Rogue Valley as a nonprofit consultant, after serving as the executive director of the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Cathy is passionate about the outdoors – spending ten years as the creator and director of the City Kids Wilderness Project. ORD2 Indivisible brings Cathy back to political action. In 2008, Cathy traveled to the swing-state of Colorado to act as office manager for an Obama campaign office. Her initiation into liberal politics started early, making campaign phone calls for McGovern.
Terrie Claflin Martin
Liaison to the Writing/Research Team
Terrie has lived in the Rogue Valley since 1969, mostly in the Phoenix-Talent area. She and her family own a small business, D&S Harley-Davidson in Phoenix, where she spends her weekdays, but 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, walks her beagle, “Zero,” 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.
Teresa has mostly lived in Ashland since attending Southern Oregon State College (SOU) in the early 80’s. She spent a couple of years in the Bay Area and Santa Fe before deciding that Ashland was her true home. While this is the first time that she has been motivated to be this involved politically, the first campaign that she worked on was campaigning for Jesse Jackson in the late 80’s. She was very active helping to pass Oregon’s Open Record Law for adoptees, making us the third state to give access to previously sealed records in 1999. She worked along with activist groups out of Arcata, California, to help preserve the remaining old growth forests in the late 90’s and was a regular volunteer when Headwaters was an environmental center in Ashland. She found a niche in asking for donations for various fundraisers. 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 will be a senior in high school next year.
Liaison to Events and Outreach Teams
As an actor, Jessica has been on stage throughout the United States and London. She was most recently seen as Emma in “Annapurna” at Oregon Stage Works. Jessica has many movie and television roles to her credit. She has been teaching acting, as well as directing, writing children’s plays, and producing for the stage for two decades. She has directed 35 theatrical productions, including the 2016 production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for Ashland High School. Jessica was awarded the Extraordinary Theater Artist and Ovation Awards from the California Educational Theater Association, as well as a special Gubernatorial Commendation for her work with California Youth In Theater. She is a graduate of George Washington University. She has put her theatrical career on hold, and is now devoting her time and energy to Indivisible.
Liaison to The Strategic Planning Team
Doug has served as the Artistic Director of The Next Stage Repertory Theater Company and The Craterian Music Hall Program at the Craterian Theater in Medford since 2010 . He has an extensive background in theatre management, having also served as the Managing & Producing Director of the Camelot Theater Company from 2005 to 2010. Prior to that, Doug was the Executive Director of The Mendocino Theater Company in California, from 1998 to 2005, and Producing Managing Director of The Warehouse Rep from 1994 to 1998. As a performing artist, he went to the School of Visual Arts in NYC and has performed and directed hundreds of theater productions since 1970. Doug is also a singer songwriter, having performed and recorded four albums and CDs over a 50-year period.
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 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. 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.
A native of southern California, Jim’s family moved to Siskiyou county when he was sixteen. After graduating from Yreka High School, he studied psychology at UCLA and business management at SDSU, settling 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 forties to teach middle school math and science, including four years on special assignment as the 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 joined the group that Jessica and Bret organized to meet with Greg Walden’s staff in January, 2017, and has been an active Indivisible ever since.
Liaison to the Admin Team
Originally from South Jordan, Utah, David grew up on a small farm enjoying the delights of raising a wide variety of animals. Since doing morning chores was his responsibility, he established his rise-early-in-the-morning routine, something that continues to this day. After beginning a career in banking while attending Brigham Young University, he moved to San Francisco in 1984 and shortly thereafter began working in healthcare in Human Resources. In August, 2015, David and his spouse, Barry Henderson, purchased a home in Phoenix. After David retired from UCSF Medical Center in January, 2016, David and Barry relocated to the Rogue Valley ready to begin an exciting new chapter in life. While attending a Move On meeting in Ashland in January, 2017, David and Barry met Jessica Sage and learned about Indivisible. They realized this was an ideal organization that would empower like-minded concerned, angry and committed community members with the tools and resources to take specific actions and focus our energies to show our elected officials that we do not accept the incomprehensible change in direction that resulted from the 2016 election.