Walt Truelson, Founder

One World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon Street
Suite 1100
Portland, OR 97204


“Walt assisted our long established non profit, The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, through a challenging time. By leading the board through a strategic planning exercise, we were able to make a number of key decisions, comfortable that they were being made within the context of achieving our strategic objectives.”

Terry Browning
Executive Director
San Francisco, CA

“Walt received the award for Business Volunteer of the Year in 1999-2000, for his many years of service to the San Francisco arts community. It was a richly deserved one. Over roughly 13 years, Walt provided strategic planning assistance to a large number and wide range of arts organizations, always receiving many compliments from board and staff from those organizations.”

Congressman Mark Leno
City of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

“In the summer of 2008, Walt led our Board in a long range planning session, featuring plans to extend our reach outwards to the greater Portland community. Those efforts are paying off very well. Subsequently, Walt was appointed Board President, and has provided inspired leadership in that capacity. We owe Walt a large debt of gratitude.”

Beth Harper
Portland Actors Conservatory
Portland, OR

“Within a two week period, we lost our founding director and our lease. Walt stepped in and literally saved the day. Through his concentric circles plan, we were able to regroup, actually adding to our Board and our resource base in the process.”

Linda James
Executive Director
Dancers Group San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

“Walt led the Board, staff and singers from Chanticleer through a highly effective planning process. Subsequently, Walt was asked to be on our Board. He served in that capacity for 3 years, giving us much in the way of leadership, support and guidance.”

Louis Botto
Founder Chanticleer, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA