The PDX Jazz Board

Joe Maita

Board President

Joe’s passion for jazz music started as a teenager when first exposed to Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” in a Berkeley record store, ultimately leading to the discovery of Bird, Coltrane, Miles, Monk, Duke, Dizzy and far beyond. This interest in music led to a career in the entertainment software distribution business, where he has been an executive since moving to Portland in 1978. In the ensuing years, Maita Marketing Group has been an important link for creators and distributors of independent music and film to the country’s leading retailers. As publisher of the award-winning website Jerry Jazz Musician, Joe has been a longtime advocate for jazz education on a national level. As PDX Jazz Board President, he has worked to expand the educational initiatives the organization presents, creating the “Jazz in the Schools” program whose goal is to educate Portland-area students about jazz history and the art jazz music influenced, and to ultimately provide them with artistic inspiration.

Eric Busch

Vice President

Listening to jazz on the radio in Chicago in the early sixties, Eric began his lifelong love of music in high school. After law school, he moved to Oregon in 1970 working first as a Legal Aid lawyer and eventually served for 25 years as a regulatory specialist in the legal department at The Regence Group. Presently, he runs a small real estate investment business and serves on the board of a non-profit medical clinic in NE Portland.

Barry Cain


Barry Cain owns and directs Gramor Development, Inc., a commercial retail real estate company specializing in the development of retail shopping centers and restaurants. Since 1985, Gramor consistently has been one of the most active commercial developers in the metropolitan Portland area, having completed more than 65 retail and mixed-use projects valued in excess of $1 billion. Barry also owns and operates three restaurants – a full-service Asian bistro, FiveSpice Seafood + Wine Bar in downtown Lake Oswego, Café Murrayhill in Beaverton and Blast Burger, a casual family-oriented gourmet burger spot in downtown Lake Oswego. Prior to his career in real estate development and restaurant operations, Barry worked as purchasing manager for Ping Golf Clubs and sold residential real estate in the Seattle market. He enjoys traveling, tennis and spending time with his two grown sons and four grandchildren. In 2010 Barry was awarded Commercial Real Estate’s CEO of the Year by the Portland Business Journal, and Gramor ranked in the top 10 of Commercial Real Estate and Development companies.

Ken Boddie


Ken Boddie co-anchors KOIN 6 News This Morning with Jenny Hansson each weekday. His first broadcasting job was at WHCU Radio in Ithaca, N.Y. He said that he enjoyed it so much that he decided to make broadcasting his career. As a child, Ken’s ambition was to be the first person on his mother’s side of the family to graduate from college. He accomplished that goal at Cornell University. Off the air, Ken is a sports buff. He enjoys playing golf, but admits that he’s not very good. He’s also a big fan of professional basketball. Ken wants everyone to know that he takes the power of television quite seriously, and although celebrity and recognition are a byproduct, they are not the goal. He believes that what journalists do has a significant effect on people’s lives, and every story should be written and communicated clearly, accurately and without bias.

Matt Czyzewski (Cha-zev-ski)

Board Member

Matt has lived in the Portland area since 1996 and since that time has worked for Biamp Systems, the leading provider of professional audio solutions for conferencing, paging, sound reinforcement, and other corporate requirement. He is a music enthusiast (especially jazz), audio enthusiast and enjoys the local restaurant, wine and beer scene (all of which he thinks goes very well with music). He Currently lives in the wine country town of Newberg where he is painstakingly renovating his home. Matt has have been a supporter of PDX Jazz for several years and just recently became a board member .

Diana Dearin

Board Member, Marketing Committee Chair

Diana Dearin is a global marketing, branding and social media expert who has been connecting people and products for more than two decades. Currently the International Marketing Program Manager at Mentor Graphics, an Oregon-based high-tech company, Diana has responsibility for the field marketing team in Europe, India and the PACRIM. Before joining Mentor, Diana worked as a graphic designer, creative director and marketing communications professional for several creative agencies and consumer goods start-ups. Diana holds a business degree from Regis University, Denver, CO; in addition to the several years of course work from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Diana looks forward to sharing her extensive marketing experience – from strategic brand development to content development and delivery – with PDX Jazz, as we bring this original American art form to our wonderful city!

Kevin Doherty

Board Member

Born and raised in Portland, Kevin attended Jesuit High School and went on to earn a degree in Economics with a minor in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame. He began his five year long career in education, at Cardinal Newman High School in Florida teaching history, later coaching at both Portland State University and Franklin High School. After moving to Australia to play professional basketball, in 1989 Kevin returned to the west coast and founded ESP Technologies. With offices in Seattle and Portland, Kevin helped build the company to $15 million in annual revenues. Acting in the roles of President, VP of Sales & Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer, Kevin was extremely effective at building strategic long-term relationships. After 25 years of working in technology sales, Kevin has returned to his passion of helping underserved youth by accepting his new position at De La Salle North Catholic High School as Business Development Manager for the Corporate Internship Program.

Vincson Green

Board Member

Vincson Green was born and raised in Portland and is a graduate of the University of Oregon. After working with a few major corporations, Vincson landed a position with Target, where he has worked for more than 20 years. He is currently the Store Team Leader at the downtown City Target Store. Vincson has been married to his wife Linda for 29 years and counting, and they have two sons Vincson II and Tevin. Previously Vincson was a board member for Self Enhancement Inc. and currently an active board member with PDX Jazz and Marriage Team; he is also an active member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church where he and his family have been attending services for many years. Vincson enjoys most sports, but especially college football and the Oregon Ducks! He loves music and truly enjoys being a part of the Jazz scene in Portland!

Walt Henry

Board Member, Executive Committee

A native of South Bend, IN, Walt Henry received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. He picked up the tenor sax in grade school, and played in various bands throughout high school, college and thereafter. Though Walt’s musical talents having plateaued, his love of jazz continues on. Walt has worked at Standard Insurance Company for over 20 years, having led teams in Life Benefits Operations, Underwriting, and currently the Appeals unit within their Legal Department. Walt and his wife Amy have two sons, who are currently studying at Oregon State and Gonzaga Universities. Outside his volunteer work with PDX Jazz and listening to music, Walt enjoys hiking, running, baseball, and has held board positions with his church and son’s high school.

Marcia Hocker

Immediate Past Secretary, Education Committee Chair

Marcia K. Hocker has been a member of the PDX Jazz Board of Directors since 2011. She is the Chair of the Education Committee and is the Coordinator for the Incredible Journey Of Jazz, the organization’s premier education outreach program. Marcia also serves on the Communications and Program Committees. She holds a Third Class FCC License acquired while in her hometown, NYC. A Jazz Radio Host for more than 11 years with KMHD 89.1 FM, Portland, she is the recipient of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Jan Henderson Award for Leadership. She sings contemporary Gospel and Jazz and is a familiar emcee at various Jazz venues in Portland, the Oregon Coast Jazz Party in Newport and the Illinois Jacquet Foundation in Phoenix, AZ.

David Machado

Immediate Past Board President


David Machado has carved out an enviable track record across a restaurant career that now spans over three decades. From humble jobs in San Francisco kitchens in the 1980’s, to the present as chef/owner of three highly regarded Portland restaurants, Altabira City Tavern, Citizen Baker and Nel Centro. Machado has traveled a unique path. In 2009, David was named Oregon Restaurateur of the Year by the Oregon Restaurant Association. Machado has been a tireless volunteer, board member and fundraiser lending his skills, resources and leadership to the community. He has been actively involved with the Portland Farmer’s Market, Loaves and Fishes, Oregon Food Bank, The Lan Su Chinese Garden,The Classic Wines Auction, New Avenues for Youth, Our House, and the Educational Foundation for School and Careers of the Oregon Restaurant Association. Machado has been a past board member of the Portland Farmers Market, International Pinot Noir Celebration and Share Our Strength. In addition to serving on the PDX Jazz board, he is currently board President of Third Angle New Music Ensemble. David is an amateur guitar player and has been devoted to the art form since he was a teenager in New England.

David Millman

Board Member

David Millman joined DDO in 2004 after a 20-year career in the music business, working for several record companies and eventually running his own public relations and marketing firm. In addition to his duties with DDO, David has served on Managing Director several boards, and has been Board President of both the International Pinot Noir Celebration and Oregon Pinot Camp. He is active in supporting the Salud Auction, and frequently serves on industry committees. David joined the PDX Jazz board at the beginning of 2014.

Megan Morris

Board Member

Megan has spent the past decade working in just about every area of accounting, and currently owns a small CPA practice in Newberg, OR. She specializes in efficient accounting solution architecture and implementation, as well as providing monthly tax and accounting services. In her free time, she loves enjoying the outdoors, tasting wines, cooking French food for her husband, and listening to Jazz music. She grew up in Bend, which is where she got to see two of her favorite Jazz artists perform live – Diana Krall with Chris Botti! Megan loves being involved with PDX Jazz, and is honored to help serve the local community by supporting an organization that brings such great Jazz music to the area.

Pancho Savery

Board Member

Pancho Savery is Professor of English and Humanities at Reed College with academic focuses including African American literature; American literature and cultural history; modern and contemporary drama, poetry, and fiction; creative writing; and American Indian fiction. Pancho holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University and was voted “Most Likely to be at Every Show” by PDX Jazz Staff.

Deborah Demoss Smith

Board Member

A New Orleans transplant, Deborah DeMoss Smith has a background as a broadcast and print writer, a jazz radio host, a TV news reporter/producer and a published book author. Supporting America’s indigenous art form – jazz – is one of her passions, one that drew her to PDXJAZZ. Currently, Deborah is host of Second Line on KMHD jazz radio and also contributes Notations for its website. Besides long, early morning walks, yoga and travel, Deborah has an affinity for cooking supper for family and friends — especially gumbo.

Tom Smith

Past Board President

Tom Smith is an attorney at Davis Wright Tremaine who counsels clients regarding the management, operation, development, construction, acquisition, financing and leasing of conventional and distressed real estate, including mixed-use projects, shopping centers, office buildings and industrial parks. Tom also represents retail, restaurant, office, industrial, banking and homeowner association clients with real estate, land use and general business matters. Tom has been an avid jazz fan for more than 50 years and has been active in the Portland jazz community since the 90’s. Tom is a member of the KMHD Advisory Board and produces jazz and other musical events regularly for the University Club.