Our Team

Buchi Asemota, Executive Director and Co-FounderBuchi Asemota

Executive Director and Co-Founder
Mitchell “Buchi” Asemota is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Our Streets PDX. He was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. Buchi has over five years experience as a special education educator, and has also worked as a camp director. He enjoys uniting the community to discuss, strategize, and implement change to systemic issues that beset our society. Buchi loves being a part of the Our Streets PDX community because of all the great team members, and the joy of providing resources to the Portland community.

Mikah Takashige, Deputy Executive Director and Co-FounderMikah Takashige

Deputy Executive Director and Co-Founder
Mikah Takashige is the Deputy Executive Director and Co-Founder of Our Streets PDX. Mikah grew up in the state of Hawaii and remained in Oregon following his 2018 graduation from George Fox University with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He currently works as a Project Engineer and Superintendent at Turner Construction Company, managing and facilitating the construction of commercial buildings and spaces in the Portland area. In addition to studying, Mikah played baseball for his collegiate team. He now spends his free time exploring interests such as photography, music, snowboarding and hiking.

Our Streets PDX team

Nik Wagner

Operations Director

Bella Arevalo

Youth Development Program Manager

Brian Mattecheck

Build the Streets Program Manager

Winter Wagner

Marketing Co-Director and Social Media Lead

Tonantzin Brito

Marketing Co-Director and Government Outreach

Brolin Kawewehi

Build the Streets Project Manager

Lucien Broeckel

Build the Streets Logistics Coordinator

Jocelyn Lauderback

Feed the Streets Event Manager

Joshua Bowman

Graphic Design & Arts Advisor