Alison Mowday Gold was raised in the San Francisco bay area and has lived in Portland for close to 20 years. She received a BA in Psychology then a MBA in Marketing and Management both at University of Oregon. Her professional work has included business process optimization, enterprise software implementations and sales and marketing consulting. She has volunteered for a local community furniture warehouse, was a driver for Meals on Wheels, and is currently a board member of the Women’s Architectural League of Portland. She and her husband, Andrew, are avid art enthusiasts. They are regular visitors to Portland galleries and non-profit arts venues.