Meet the Board

President: Kirsten Kippen

Kirsten serves as the CPP President, a role that includes coordinating communication between the board and school and acting as a
consultant when necessary. Kirsten lives with her husband Colin, daughter Eliza (senior class), daughter Matilda (age 1), and border collie Maya in the University Park neighborhood. Kirsten attended a co-op preschool in Alaska herself and loves the lifelong community that co-ops bring.

Vice President: Danielle Bristow

Danielle is the Vice President at CPP. Her roles include maintaining our eco-friendly “green” certification and coordinating our insurance. Her family lives in the Overlook neighborhood and includes her daughter Evelyn (currently in the senior class), her husband Daniel, and sons Hans (age 1) and Silas (2nd grade). Danielle loves CPP because of the confidence and joy it has given her daughter, while also providing their family with a meaningful way to connect with other NoPo families.

Treasurer: Chris Olinger

Chris is the treasurer at CPP. His roles include budgeting and financial management to ensure the stability and long term continuation of the preschool. He and his wife, Ann, live in the St Johns neighborhood with sons Everett (Sr class) and Theo (CPP alum and heading into 1st grade) and daughter Vivian (future CPP student). Chris loves the community that CPP creates among families and the learn through play model of the preschool. 

Secretary:  Kathleen Gamboa

Kathleen and her family have been apart of the preschools’s community for the past three years as the CPP Secretary. In her role she keeps board minutes, organizes insurance forms, maintains events calendar, and monthly newsletters. Kathleen and her husband Jesse and three kids Ada (6) Burrie (3) and Bodie (3) moved to Portland four years ago from Northern California and have enjoyed getting to know the Pacific Northwest with trips to Sauvie Island, local hiking and driving along the Gorge. Kathleen is looking forward to the next two years with her twins starting at CPP this Fall. 

Membership Coordinator:  Larissa Smith