Before coming to Neighborhood Partnerships, Ethan worked at Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon doing direct service, Public Policy advocacy, and program support for close to 3 years. He was born and raised here in Portland and is the fourth generation of his family to live here. Parts of his family come from the Yakama Nation, Philippines, and parts of Europe.

He has committed his life to fighting for economic, racial, ecological, and housing justice. Since graduating from Concordia University – Portland in 2017, he has served as staff in a low barrier homeless shelter, as a legislative staffer, a public policy advocate, and a volunteer community organizer working alongside impacted populations to build collective power from the ground up.