Meet the Team
Local Grown Staff
We’re very proud of the diversity of our staff, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success. Find out more about some of our team members below.
Sang Tzun Phan
Founder & Executive Director
Sang Tzun Phan or Sam is a first-generation Iu-Mienh American currently serving as a commissioner for the Oregon Commission for Asian Pacific Islander Affairs. He is passionate about advocating for communities of color.
Hobbies: Basketball, Gaming, Collecting cards
Daniel Peredo is a first generation Mexican-American raised in Oregon. He has joined Local Grown to support the community and provide mentorship to the next generation through our scholarship program.
Hobbies: Tech, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Gaming, Basketball, Tennis.
Bethany Dinh is a first generation Asian American studying Education Foundations at the University of Oregon. Bethany has been involved with the community since high school, advocating for the environment, sex violence awareness and women in sports. She is passionate about helping bring representation to those who are underrepresented.
Hobbies: Sports, ceramics, making coffee
Board of Directors
Find out more about our team members below!
Mitchell 'Buchi' Asemota
Buchi Asemota is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Our Streets PDX. He was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. He has worked as an educator for six years. He enjoys uniting the community to discuss, strategize, and implement change to systemic issues that beset our society. He enjoys spending his free time with his fiancé and dogs.
Hobbies: Rock climbing, Support local sports teams, and trying food places around Portland.
Jacque was born and raised in the SE Portland area and graduated from Centennial High School in Gresham, Oregon. She now resides in Brooklyn, NY and works as a legal specialist for Google's nonprofit organization, Google.org. Jacque enjoys volunteering with youth and is an advocate for art, music, and trade education in our public schools.
Hobbies: Painting, Stand-Up Comedy
Mirsa Lopez is a first generation Mexican-American born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Currently Mirsa is working as the Lead Facilitator with the Legal Resource Center in the Multnomah County Circuit Court. She loves being able to help her community in her current role and hopes to expand the Legal Resource Center's services.
Hobbies: Gardening, outdoor activities, cooking, and spending time with her family with board games included.