Founder & Executive Director
Tanya worked in Property Management for 9 years and Escrow for 4 years before she felt called to serve those in need. She started Gung Ho with her friend Linda Eaton by handing out sandwiches to the homeless community under the Burnside Bridge.
She then started doing garage sales to help fund her bi-weekly outreach. She quickly outgrew her garage and the boutique officially opened for business in October 2011.
Vi loves the Lord and loves to serve those in need. She has been volunteering with GHM for over 5 years. Her and her husband have gone on several mission trips to Nicaragua and Panama Canal. She is also extremely talented and has been doing custom upholstery for over 40 years.
Board Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator
Susan grew up in the state of Washington and has been a Portland resident for most of her life. She is an active member of Portland Christian Center where she co-leads a table at Women’s Bible Study, sings in the choir and hosts a monthly Book Club at her home. She is an active cross-stitcher and enjoys traveling and volunteering at Gung Ho Boutique and serving on the Board of Directors.
Amy has her MBA in Finance and Marketing and has previously worked as a CPA. She is currently working as the CFO of a HVAC Manufacturer’s Rep Firm. Before joining the Board at GHM, she was on the Board of Bridges Middle School and the Raphael House. Amy volunteered with Dress for Success and specializes in assisting others with resumes and job relocation.
Sheila Barger has been with Tanya and Ben since 2010 when they were having garage sales at their home to support the Coffee Cart and sandwiches outreach for the homeless in downtown Portland. Her work with Tanya then snowballed to helping and supporting the start of Gung Ho Ministries. Since 7 men in her family served in the Armed services/ homeland security, she wants to honor them by giving back to veterans and the needs of others. Her and her husband Bob continue to enjoy their involvement with the Hawkins and all the wonderful volunteers .