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Portland Fashion Institute is a nationally accredited private nonprofit career institute of higher learning and Portland’s only accredited fashion design college.

Board Members


Adrianne Hranko,

Columbia Sportswear

Adrianne Hranko is the project manager for Digital Apparel Development at Columbia Sportswear. Her education in design and architecture, as well as her experience in garment fit, inform her approach to developing compelling digital processes for apparel manufacturing. She believes in progress through strong collaborative relationships among cross-functional partners across the globe. Adrianne is a graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder and the Art Institute of Portland.

Patricia Simpson

Patricia Simpson,


Patricia has worked in the apparel industry for 20 + years at a variety of companies such as Urban Outfitters, Ralph Lauren, and PVH.  She has been at Nike for 10 years and is currently the senior development director for apparel innovation at Nike.  In her spare time she is active in the community via programs that support the growth and development of high school students in the greater Portland area, such as the UNCF Portland Portfolio Project and the Nike Product Creation Experience


Marjorie Skinner,


As senior content editor for global trend & cultural insights at adidas, Marjorie directs and socializes global multimedia research and creative strategy devoted to cultural values and behaviors. She sets campaign strategy, production and messaging. She sets direction on products and content from concept to execution. She is in charge of strategic positioning and retail experience, including digital, particularly on matters requiring cultural intelligence.
Before adidas, Marjorie was managing editor for The Portland Mercury.


Adam Andreas,


Adam Andreas is the technical development manager for Recreational Equipment Inc (REI).  Before that he served as senior technical developer for The North Face, Vanity Fair Corporation (VFC). He has been working in the apparel industry for over 12 years primarily focused in the fields of technical design and product development. Graduating with a BFA in Apparel Design from the Art Institute of Portland, he has since then worked for both local and global apparel companies, including Columbia Sportswear and VFC where he also works on special projects such as collaborations with Maison Margiela and Brain Dead and Supreme.


Jena Nesbitt,


Director of product strategy at Pine Crest Fabrics, Nesbitt has more than 10 years of experience as a product designer, creative director, brand strategist and business developer. A BFA graduate from Illinois Institute of Art, she is a nationally-known expert on artificial intelligence in fashion design, has worked for Kroger as a trend forecaster and co-founded Portland’s Creative Roundtable.

Kendra Kline FI

Kendra Kline


Serving as the Director of Technical Design at Jordan Brand, Kendra Kline spearheads the product development team, specializing in Streetwear and Performance product creation. With 15 years of industry experience, her career boasts notable contributions at various companies such as Victoria’s Secret, Nordstrom, and Under Armour, emphasizing technical design and product innovation. A proud Kent State University alumna, Kendra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design.