Spelling Bee: 2017 Speller Roll Call

For the first time this year, pairs of spellers will take to the stage to compete as a team at the 17th annual Celebrity Spelling Bee. Join us in rooting for your favorite local business leaders, educators and celebrity personalities as they take the stage and vie for the coveted Spelling Bee Trophy!!

Here’s who’s taking the stage for the 2017 Celebrity Spelling Bee!

Our Moderator

Our Judges

  • Chelsea Cain, New York Times bestselling author
  • Tim Gomez, CEO of Dixon Ticonderoga

Our Spelling Teams

Fred Meyer

  • Margie Boulé, Two-time Celebrity Spelling Bee Champion, Radio Talkshow Host, Writer, Singer, Actress
  • Scott PoolePoet, Author, Software Developer

KinderCare Education

  • Josh Templeton, Vice President of Client Relations
  • Courtenay Hameister, Writer, Producer, Creator and Founder of Live Wire, Seed Words and Music, True Stories

OnPoint Community Credit Union

  • Steve Owen, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer
  • Emily Ferguson, 3rd Grade Teacher and OnPoint Educator of the Year

Wells Fargo / Portland Trail Blazers

  • Tracy Curtis, Regional President of the Oregon Region for Wells Fargo & Company
  • Steve Scott, Vice President of Corporate Partnership Sales & Service for Portland Trail Blazers



We’ll be adding more spellers to this list in the coming weeks, so stay posted!