Spelling Bee 2018: Meet the Spellers

Pairs of spellers will take to the stage to compete as a team at the 18th annual Celebrity Spelling Bee on March 1. 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 2018 Schoolhouse Supplies Celebrity Spelling Bee presented by Fred Meyer!

Master of Ceremonies

Carl Wolfson, Comedian, Radio Host, Author


Cassidy Quinn, Reporter, KGW TV

Ashley Henry, Chief Collaboration Officer for Business For A Better Portland

Spelling Teams

Team Fred Meyer

April Baer, Radio Host, OPB State of Wonder

Ryan White, Author, Journalist

Team OnPoint Community Credit Union

David Valenzuela, OnPoint Educator of the Year 2017, Madison High School Biomedical Sciences Teacher

Michael Gruber, Author

Team KinderCare Education

Jeff Spiegel, SVP of Marketing, KinderCare Education

Courtenay Hameister, Creator and Founder, LiveWire, Seed Words and Music, True Stories

Team iHeartMedia

John Erickson, K103 On-Air Personality

Tra’Renee Chambers, Afternoon Live Show Host, KATU & On-Air Personality, JAM’N 107.5

Team Dobbes Family Estate

Andy McVay, Head Winemaker, Dobbes Family Estate

Paula McVay, Retired Educator