Gleason Eakin is a founder of NWAF, and former Board Member. He worked in public school for over four decades; first as a teacher/counselor/coach for grades K-12, and then as the Dean of Student Development at Mt. Hood Community College. In addition to his service as a professional educator, Gleason is a successful entrepreneur. He has founded and served on the boards of numerous local Oregon businesses. Gleason was recently appointed by Oregon’s Governor to serve on the Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders.