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Our team is dedicated to the success and growth of our students.

Leadership

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Brad Bafaro is the Founder and Executive Director of the Community Based Activity Program (est. 1990), Adventures Without Limits (est. 1995), The Companion Program (est. 2000), and Oregon GreenThumb Landscape (est. 2007).

Brad graduated from Pacific University beginning his career with Forest Grove School District as a Physical Education Teacher. His path soon led him to his passion to serve those with disabilities as he became an Adaptive Physical Education Specialist, Special Education Facilitator, then ending his career as the Director of Special Education. In the late 1980’s and 1990’s Brad worked as a leader to develop and implement an inclusive model for students with disabilities; traveling the United States for the US Department of Special Education and the Oregon Department of Education teaching effective programming and supports for successful inclusion. Brad later returned to Alma Mater as an Adjunct Instructor teaching Adaptive Physical Activity for 16 years.

In Brad’s “retirement” he continues to serve the non-profits as the Executive Director, as well as being elected to the Forest Grove School District School Board, and serving on the City of Forest Grove Recreation Commission. Brad loves the outdoors and loves to travel.

Brad’s mission has, and always will be, to create natural systems and programs that support successful access for ALL people into our communities, our schools, our relationships, our workplace, and in recreation.





Brad Bafaro

Founder, Executive Director

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Brad Bafaro is the Founder and Executive Director of the Community Based Activity Program (est. 1990), Adventures Without Limits (est. 1995), The Companion Program (est. 2000), and Oregon GreenThumb Landscape (est. 2007).

Brad graduated from Pacific University beginning his career with Forest Grove School District as a Physical Education Teacher. His path soon led him to his passion to serve those with disabilities as he became an Adaptive Physical Education Specialist, Special Education Facilitator, then ending his career as the Director of Special Education. In the late 1980’s and 1990’s Brad worked as a leader to develop and implement an inclusive model for students with disabilities; traveling the United States for the US Department of Special Education and the Oregon Department of Education teaching effective programming and supports for successful inclusion. Brad later returned to Alma Mater as an Adjunct Instructor teaching Adaptive Physical Activity for 16 years.

In Brad’s “retirement” he continues to serve the non-profits as the Executive Director, as well as being elected to the Forest Grove School District School Board, and serving on the City of Forest Grove Recreation Commission. Brad loves the outdoors and loves to travel.

Brad’s mission has, and always will be, to create natural systems and programs that support successful access for ALL people into our communities, our schools, our relationships, our workplace, and in recreation.





Beth Buehler

Program Coordinator

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Brad Bafaro is the Founder and Executive Director of the Community Based Activity Program (est. 1990), Adventures Without Limits (est. 1995), The Companion Program (est. 2000), and Oregon GreenThumb Landscape (est. 2007).

Brad graduated from Pacific University beginning his career with Forest Grove School District as a Physical Education Teacher. His path soon led him to his passion to serve those with disabilities as he became an Adaptive Physical Education Specialist, Special Education Facilitator, then ending his career as the Director of Special Education. In the late 1980’s and 1990’s Brad worked as a leader to develop and implement an inclusive model for students with disabilities; traveling the United States for the US Department of Special Education and the Oregon Department of Education teaching effective programming and supports for successful inclusion. Brad later returned to Alma Mater as an Adjunct Instructor teaching Adaptive Physical Activity for 16 years.

In Brad’s “retirement” he continues to serve the non-profits as the Executive Director, as well as being elected to the Forest Grove School District School Board, and serving on the City of Forest Grove Recreation Commission. Brad loves the outdoors and loves to travel.

Brad’s mission has, and always will be, to create natural systems and programs that support successful access for ALL people into our communities, our schools, our relationships, our workplace, and in recreation.





Hollie Petrie

Activities Coordinator

Board of Directors

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I moved here from Michigan in 1994 with my husband. We have 2 daughters raised in Forest Grove and one that spent several years in CBAP, starting as a participant, volunteering, and then a paid employee. I saw firsthand how being a part of this wonderful program has changed her life and ours as well. I am a licensed Realtor in Forest Grove and love working in this community and giving back to the community. I have been a volunteer parent on the PTO for Dilley, Tom McCall, Forest Grove Education Foundation, Summer Meal program. I spent many days, nights, and weekends following the girls around in their many sporting events and coordinating events for the teams as a team parent, and now that my kids are grown and moved on, I have decided to volunteer my time with the CBAP Program.





Tom Gamble

Board Chairman

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Tom BeLusko, Jr. has been a proud member of the CBAP/Adventures Without Limits board for the past two years. Tom was drawn to AWL by the mission of the organization of providing opportunity and adventure for all, regardless of one’s ability level, socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity or age. He was inspired to show his support to AWL due to his daughter’s passion for participating in AWL’s Community Based Activity Program (CBAP) as a camper and then as a staff member. The impact that CBAP has had in his family, and others, is just one of the reasons Tom chooses to show his support for the wonderful works of Adventures Without Limits. Mr. BeLusko is a third-generation Oregonian have lived in Washington County, OR his entire life. Tom is the Vice President of Operations at Metro West Ambulance (Hillsboro, OR) and has been involved in leaderships positions in many civic, non-profit, organizations from the Tuality Healthcare Foundation Board, the Washington County Business Council, the Forest Grove (Community) Foundation and the Forest Grove, OR City Council. Tom is a proud husband and father of two wonderful high-school-aged young adults.





Paul Waterstreet

Board Officer

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I moved here from Michigan in 1994 with my husband. We have 2 daughters raised in Forest Grove and one that spent several years in CBAP, starting as a participant, volunteering, and then a paid employee. I saw firsthand how being a part of this wonderful program has changed her life and ours as well. I am a licensed Realtor in Forest Grove and love working in this community and giving back to the community. I have been a volunteer parent on the PTO for Dilley, Tom McCall, Forest Grove Education Foundation, Summer Meal program. I spent many days, nights, and weekends following the girls around in their many sporting events and coordinating events for the teams as a team parent, and now that my kids are grown and moved on, I have decided to volunteer my time with the CBAP Program.





Tanya Peterson

Board Officer

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Brad Bafaro is the Founder and Executive Director of the Community Based Activity Program (est. 1990), Adventures Without Limits (est. 1995), The Companion Program (est. 2000), and Oregon GreenThumb Landscape (est. 2007).

Brad graduated from Pacific University beginning his career with Forest Grove School District as a Physical Education Teacher. His path soon led him to his passion to serve those with disabilities as he became an Adaptive Physical Education Specialist, Special Education Facilitator, then ending his career as the Director of Special Education. In the late 1980’s and 1990’s Brad worked as a leader to develop and implement an inclusive model for students with disabilities; traveling the United States for the US Department of Special Education and the Oregon Department of Education teaching effective programming and supports for successful inclusion. Brad later returned to Alma Mater as an Adjunct Instructor teaching Adaptive Physical Activity for 16 years.

In Brad’s “retirement” he continues to serve the non-profits as the Executive Director, as well as being elected to the Forest Grove School District School Board, and serving on the City of Forest Grove Recreation Commission. Brad loves the outdoors and loves to travel.

Brad’s mission has, and always will be, to create natural systems and programs that support successful access for ALL people into our communities, our schools, our relationships, our workplace, and in recreation.





Gary Myers

Board Officer

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Tom BeLusko, Jr. has been a proud member of the CBAP/Adventures Without Limits board for the past two years. Tom was drawn to AWL by the mission of the organization of providing opportunity and adventure for all, regardless of one’s ability level, socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity or age. He was inspired to show his support to AWL due to his daughter’s passion for participating in AWL’s Community Based Activity Program (CBAP) as a camper and then as a staff member. The impact that CBAP has had in his family, and others, is just one of the reasons Tom chooses to show his support for the wonderful works of Adventures Without Limits. Mr. BeLusko is a third-generation Oregonian have lived in Washington County, OR his entire life. Tom is the Vice President of Operations at Metro West Ambulance (Hillsboro, OR) and has been involved in leaderships positions in many civic, non-profit, organizations from the Tuality Healthcare Foundation Board, the Washington County Business Council, the Forest Grove (Community) Foundation and the Forest Grove, OR City Council. Tom is a proud husband and father of two wonderful high-school-aged young adults.





Aaron Frye

Board Officer

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Laurie Kerns

Board Officer

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Tom BeLusko, Jr. has been a proud member of the CBAP/Adventures Without Limits board for the past two years. Tom was drawn to AWL by the mission of the organization of providing opportunity and adventure for all, regardless of one’s ability level, socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity or age. He was inspired to show his support to AWL due to his daughter’s passion for participating in AWL’s Community Based Activity Program (CBAP) as a camper and then as a staff member. The impact that CBAP has had in his family, and others, is just one of the reasons Tom chooses to show his support for the wonderful works of Adventures Without Limits. Mr. BeLusko is a third-generation Oregonian have lived in Washington County, OR his entire life. Tom is the Vice President of Operations at Metro West Ambulance (Hillsboro, OR) and has been involved in leaderships positions in many civic, non-profit, organizations from the Tuality Healthcare Foundation Board, the Washington County Business Council, the Forest Grove (Community) Foundation and the Forest Grove, OR City Council. Tom is a proud husband and father of two wonderful high-school-aged young adults.





Tom BeLusko

Board Officer

Attention: CBAP will resume in Summer 2022. We will not be accepting applications this year. 

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