“The Northwest Academy Alumni Association connects graduates to the Northwest Academy and its current students, to the Portland arts community, and to each other, wherever they live.”
Started in 2011 as an informal gathering of alumni spearheaded by Dean of Students David Wagstaff, the Northwest Academy Alumni Association became a chartered organization in June of 2013. It continues to grow in service to its mission; establishing and sustaining the links between Northwest Academy graduates and supporting the current students of the school.
Chair: Brendan Wright
Alumni board chair Brendan Wright is a member of the class of 2001 and a former Northwest Academy comics and cartooning instructor. A graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema/Television, Brendan is currently an editor at Dark Horse Comics, one of the largest comic book publishers in America. Brendan has been delighted to maintain ties to the school and its graduates through teaching and volunteering, and is a founding member of the alumni association. He lives in Northwest Portland.
Vice-Chair: Revan Williams
Revan Williams graduated from the Northwest Academy in 2005. After completing his bachelor degree in Political Science and English Literature at Swarthmore College he went abroad to teach English in Japan. Since his return to Portland he has remained active in the NWA community and now works at the school as a Wrangler. He resides in Southwest Portland.
Treasurer: André Lagler
Andre Lagler is a graduate of Northwest Academy’s inaugural class and has recently joined the NWA Board of Trustees. He works as a Finance Manager at Knowledge Universe, a global education company with over 3,000 schools worldwide and employing over 40,000 professionals. He holds a B.S. in Economics from Portland State University and interned with the White House Advance Team. Andre and his wife live in Portland and are fixing up their first home.