Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

Our Mission

Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

Our People


Brad Taylor
Board Chair
Rachel Langford
Vice Chair
Alison Hallett
Board Member
Heather Stadick
John Brown
Board Member
Board Member
Nels Johnson
Board Member
Sandra Hahn
Board Member


Executive Editor
Kaia Sand, Street Roots Executive Director
Executive Director
Vendor Program Staff
Andrew Hogan, Street Roots' Development Director
Development Director
Caelin Miltko
JV Americorps Volunteer
Cole Merkel
Vendor Program Director
Desmond Hardison
Emily Green
Senior Staff Reporter
Director Emeritus
BSW Intern
Monica Kwasnik
Editorial Producer
Rosemary Wilson
Development Assistant
Sarah Beecroft
Operations Director
Scott Jackson
Vendor Program Assistant

Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Street Roots is a journalistic gem. I feel lucky to have access to such high caliber investigative reporting with a strong community conscience. Combine the newspaper with Street Roots’ tremendous community organizing presence and the result is an irreplaceable social change resource.

- David Rogers, Executive Director, ACLU of Oregon