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Meet the Spellers – Ryan White, Author and Journalist

February 9, 2018

Twice named one of the top writers in the country by the Society for Features Journalism, Team Fred Meyer’s Ryan White spent nearly 16 years at the Oregonian covering sports, music, and culture. He has appeared on the public radio variety show Live Wire! as both an interviewer and an essayist. He has written for Sports Illustrated, the Wall Street Journal, the Dallas Morning News, the Washington Post, the Sacramento Bee, the Portland Mercury, and Portland Monthly magazine. He also authors the every-other-month Daddy Issues column in Metro Parent magazine.

Ryan is author of Springsteen: Album by Album and Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way. 

Ryan lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter.

He is available for parties, and assorted word-related assignments. Will he and his teammate April Baer take home the ultimate spelling prize? Get your tickets and find out!

Meet the Spellers: Jeff Spiegel, Senior Vice President of Marketing, KinderCare Education

February 8, 2018

Jeff Spiegel is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for KinderCare Education (KCE). In his role, Jeff oversees content and creative services, digital marketing, marketing strategy and corporate communications for the company and its family of brands – KinderCare Learning… Read more »

Get to Know the Celebs: Mary & Pat

January 20, 2015

What do a voice coach and a musician and author have in common? They love supporting students and teachers! Back again for the OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee is the dynamic duo, Mary MacDonald-Lewis and Pat Janowski as… Read more »

Giving Opportunities

January 29, 2014

Imagine. Within just 24 hours, you’ll finally be at our OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee presented by Comcast; an event that we have described with quite a few superfluous adjectives, eccentric illustrations, and much glitz and glam. But… Read more »

Sneak Peak; Pre Bee Analysis

January 28, 2014

It’s official; The OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee presented by Comcast is just under a week away. In just Two days to be exact. Now, there’s been a lot of build up to this event. We’ve had the… Read more »