Meet the Grief Watch Staff
With more than thirty years of experience working with grieving individuals and groups, Pat is proud to be the founder and creative director of Grief Watch. Pat is the author of many books, including Tear Soup, a recipe for healing after loss, We Were Gonna Have a Baby...But Had An Angel Instead, When Hello Means Goodbye, and has created a number of other resources to help those who are grieving.
Want to talk to Pat? The best way to catch Pat is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Director and resident ‘Nice Man’, Chuck is the one who makes Grief Watch run. From questions about products or orders to newsletters or website, he will have an answer. Chuck is the co-author of our best seller Tear Soup, a recipe for healing after loss.
To talk to Chuck, call our office or send him an email directly at email@example.com.
Codi is the one most likely to answer the phone when you call our office. She would be happy to take an order over the phone, help you navigate the website, or answer any questions you may have about Grief Watch (if she doesn’t know the answer, she’s quick to track it down).
Codi’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The newest member of our Grief Watch team, Jim is ready to tackle whatever task we set before him. Most of Jim's work hours are currently spent learning the ropes in the ceramics area and prepping for Hard Times Supper (a soup kitchen put on by Pat and other volunteers such as Jim and Codi).
Also known as the "Chief Meddler," Jim is always ready to make a new friend and will work diligently to find out what makes that person tick. His job description includes dremeling and packaging ceramics, playing chauffeur to less mobile members of the community, and keeping all who pass through his space updated on the current political absurdities and local sports news. When not slaving away for Grief Watch, Jim can be found volunteering for a variety of organizations and campaigns that focus on equal rights, education and strengthening the community.
Volunteer Spiritual Leader of Grief Watch and husband of Pat Schwiebert, John spends the majority of his time engaged in the day-to-day work of the 18th Ave Peace House living community. John recently retired from his position as pastor of a Portland church and enjoys traveling with Pat to conferences when he can.
If you are looking for an empathetic ear or some spiritual discussion, John is your man: email@example.com
Following a long line of ceramic artists in his family, Dave uses his creative and asthetic talents to develop beautiful new textures and prints for many of our ceramics. Dave's typical work day consists of putting the finishing touches on our ceramics so that they are ready to be fired and glazed.