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
Heather Stadick
John Brown
Board Member
Leo Rhodes
Board Member
Marcus Swift
Board Member
Board Member
Rich Rodgers
Board Member
Sandra Hahn
Board Member


Executive Director
Managing Editor
MSW Intern
Cole Merkel
Vendor Program Director
Desmond Hardison
Emily Green
Staff Reporter
Gaby Swisher
MSW Intern
Meghann Van Pelt
Jesuit Volunteer and Volunteer Coordinator
Monica Kwasnik
Editorial Assistant
Patricia Romero
Development Assistant
Vendor Program Assistant
Sarah Beecroft
Operations Director
Sarah Cloud
Development Director

Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Journalism with a social purpose. That’s been the focus of my entire professional career — and it’s why I read and support Street Roots.

- Richard H. Meeker, founder of Willamette Week’s Give!Guide and president of City of Roses Media Company