Toni Tabora-Roberts has more than 25 years of experience working in the nonprofit and private sectors in a variety of roles, especially leadership development, program management, communications, community engagement, and organizational development. She founded Esper House, a management, project, and communications consultancy in 2015.
She has particular content experience and passion for arts, culture, media, education, sustainability, and social justice. With a strong equity lens informing her work, Toni’s approach with organizations and individual leaders is grounded in team-based collaboration, interpersonal connections, experiential engagement, and culturally responsive, strengths-based facilitation and coaching. She works with diverse groups and leaders including Alliance for Community Media, City of Hillsboro, City of Portland (Bureau of HR), Friends of Columbia Gorge, HomePlate, Independent Publishing Resource Center, Meyer Memorial Trust, Mt Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, Oregon Metro, Portland Parks Foundation, Portland State University Graphic Design Dept, Regional Arts & Culture Council and Street Roots.
She is a board member for APANO Communities United Fund, a member of the American Leadership Forum-Oregon Class 40, and is a core member of Arts Workers for Equity.
Toni is also a mama, creative, and explorer with her daughter and husband based in Portland, OR.