Ash Shepherd

Education Director

Ash has been in love with the nonprofit sector for nearly two decades, where he has worked in the areas of conservation, environmental education, social work, youth program development, and technology consulting. He has been an active member of the NTEN Community, serving as a co-organizer of Portland’s Nonprofit Tech Club, and completing a three-year term on the NTEN: Change Journal’s Editorial Committee.

Ash earned a B.S. from the University of Montana in Resource Management and a Masters in Environment and Development from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. He is a well respected public speaker and has developed numerous nonprofit resources including the Nonprofit Social Media Audit and co-authored the Social Media Road Map.

Outside of work Ash enjoys exploring the outdoors with his family, playing indoor soccer and searching for the “perfect piece of pie”.