Ethos Staff

Ethos staff members are dedicated to ensuring that all kids in Oregon have access to the academic and behavioral benefits of quality music education.


Ethos Staff

Crystal de Alba, Executive Director

Crystal brings a wealth of experience in community organizing with a strong background in nonprofit leadership, education, and fundraising. Prior to Ethos, Crystal worked as an employment equity advocate for people experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities. In this role, she trained teams across various regions, successfully negotiated ADA accommodations and was a principal contributor to her […]

Adam Goodwin, Director of Programs

Adam Goodwin started working at Ethos in 2008 through the University of Portland’s work study program. He has since served as an Americorps member, private lesson coordinator, Director of Admissions and most recently as Urban Outreach Manager. While working administrative positions, Adam looks forward to teaching guitar and rock band class. Contact:

Amorèe Lovell, Director of Rural Outreach

Amorée taught group and private lessons at Ethos for 12 years. She has recently transitioned to Ethos’ Director of Rural Outreach. She brings a strong working knowledge of the positive effects that music and music education can bring to students, their families, and their communities. She holds a Bachelor’s in Music Performance and in Broadcast […]

Wilson Vediner, Pass the Mic Program Director

Wilson started Pass the Mic in 2017 to help provide free music education to marginalized and/or underserved youth. In 2019, Wilson (along with co-creator Ben Moorad) brought Pass the Mic to Ethos, which allowed them to expand the program into more schools and communities throughout Portland and beyond. Wilson plays in the bands Point Juncture, WA and Months. He likes […]

Rachel Gilmore, Operations Manager

Rachel joined the Ethos team in September 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy from Linfield College and is an alumna of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. Rachel is tremendously thankful for the opportunity to channel her passion for music and youth development in support of Ethos’ mission. In her free time, Rachel enjoys […]

Natalia Uribe Menendez, Admissions Manager

Natalia joined the Ethos team in April 2019. She was born in Bogotá, Colombia and moved to Portland in 2014 to get a degree in Music Therapy from Marylhurst University. Natalia is excited to share her perspective as a music therapist to the Ethos community, and strives to create an increasingly inclusive environment through music. […]

Daniel Reyes Llinas, Program Coordinator

Daniel joined Ethos in September 2018. He studied classical guitar performance at La Universidad de los Andes in his native Bogotá, Colombia. His musical life was deeply transformed after attending Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft seminaries in the early 2000s.  Daniel studied composition and film scoring in NYC. He has recorded and performed across the USA, […]

Ross Faulkenberg, Volunteer Coordinator

Ross joined the Ethos team in May 2017. He spent the previous ten years refining his skills as a piano technician and serving as shop manager for Classic Pianos in southeast Portland. He holds a Bachelors of English from Portland State University and currently volunteers with local organizations Write Around Portland, Lines For Life, IRCO, […]

Welcome to Ethos

Founded in 1998, Ethos provides group classes, private lessons, summer camps and music outreach programs to over 7,000 youth across Oregon. Ethos has been named one of the top 50 after school arts programs by the President’s Commission for the Arts and Humanities on 8 separate occasions.

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Online Music Lessons

Our amazing instructors are still bringing music lessons to you through our online video lessons.

Contact for scheduling. Help us resist isolation and keep the music going!

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Ethos’ programs and services reflect the cultural diversity of our community. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status.