Ann was drawn to the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful scenery and wild coast, and moved to Portland from Wisconsin 25 years ago. Previously a travel writer and photographer, a technical writer and business owner. Ann loves Urban Excursions and the opportunity to explore Portland while learning from and connecting with others. In her free time, she can be found exploring the outdoors with her husband and three kids.

Festival of Trees-Fran and Ann! Ann and Bobbye!


My name’s Paul Pacheco, I’m 29yrs old and grew up in Stockton California (although I was in fact born here!). I’ve been with Urban Excursions for a little over a year now, and it truly has been a wonderful experience.

Since my service in the Marines, the desire to serve people has been my lifelong mission and Urban Excursions has definitely allowed me to enjoy life with the people I work with.

My faith and love for people has truly inspired me to continue to serve in any and all situations that life brings my way. I look forward to meeting you all on the next Excursion!


ILARS “I-less”
Ilars moved to Vancouver, from Las Vegas, in the Summer of 2017. Previously working with displaced youth with various non-profit organizations, he began working with senior adults nearly eight years ago. Like a chef using food, Ilars delights in making others (and self) “happy” with all he has. In his free time, he can be found exploring various forms of music,  reading philosphy,  cooking and enjoying quality time with family and friends.



“Karen moved to Portland from Michigan in 2005, and loves everything about Portland and the Pacific Northwest.  Her background includes childcare, teaching, and corporate life, and she is thrilled to now work in a variety of service-oriented fields where she gets to spend her days with wonderful people showing off the fun and beauty of her adopted home.  Being a part of the Urban Excursions family allows her to do both, and brings her so much joy.  In her free time she loves to go whale-watching at the coast, and her current goal is to visit all 50 states (12 to go!).”
My name is Stephanie and I was born and raised in Portland Oregon. I really enjoy working with Urban Excursions and taking our friends on outings. I have 3 amazing daughters (two twins!) who I love spending time with when I’m not working and they aren’t busy in school.




Susan brings a background in organizational development as a designer and facilitator of employee and management learning initiatives to her role at Urban Excursions. Her passion for life-long learning lends itself well to engaging our guests in the adventures she gets to share with them. As a caregiver to her own grandmother, Susan experienced first hand the benefits that socialization and activity brought to her grandmother’s final years. Susan loves exploring all that Portland has to offer and when she’s not doing that with Urban Excursions, she’s exploring with her husband and their 110 pound Great Dane puppy, Zeus!



Hello, my name is Colette Livermore and I am 2nd generation born and raised in Portland, Oregon. I have a fantastic husband, 3 amazing sons and a wonderful dog. I have experience in event planning, community development and working with older adults. I enjoy exploring, learning and helping people have fun.  I know in my heart I am meant to work and play alongside older adults which makes Urban Excursions the perfect fit for me.  I look forward to our adventures!



Water resources bobbye geraldine peggy big smiles              Tram and Burgers - Volunteer Lisa with BJ at OHSU balcony


Ecotrust - Zariah and Don Shintafter - all smiles! Memory Garden - Zariah with Don David having lunch Garlic Festival - Geraldine Andy Dessery and Jack in the Sprinter Hoyt Arboretum - Andy and Jack with Dessery and Nik - all smiles!