Willowbrook's New Program Director

Welcome Stephanie Briggler!

After a two month hiring process, we are thrilled to announce that we found a new Program Director who we believe will fit very well within Willowbrook's culture, bringing a great deal of experience in program management in both the arts and sciences. A parent of Willowbrook alumni Stephanie is just a wonderful, fun, personable human being all around. And she's already hit the ground running as of December 3! Please join us as we extend a warm Willowbrook welcome to our newest 'family' member.


Jill Orr, Executive Director (former Program Director) and

Tafflyn Williams-Thomas, Board President

The Scoop on Stephanie

Stephanie has a passion for providing opportunities that inspire and empower today’s youth. With a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Purdue University, she has a deep appreciation for the environment and the arts. As the mother of two Willowbrook alumni, Stephanie has spent much of the last two decades focused on making a difference in her community. Working alongside local educators, community leaders, and industry professionals, she has been a leader in the development of art and STEM programs that have enabled thousands of children to explore the possibilities and realize their potential.

Stephanie and her husband fell in love with the Portland area 24 years ago and have lived and worked here ever since. In her spare time, you will find her hiking and exploring the world with her family, mentoring her local high school FIRST robotics team, and pursuing her love of art and photography. Stephanie is very excited to join the Willowbrook family and work alongside the talented staff dedicated to keeping the Willowbrook Arts Camp experience the best in the Pacific Northwest.

Thank You WB Families, Staff & the Tualatin Community!

Finally catching our breath and taking some time to reflect on what a spectacular 37th summer we had at Willowbrook! We want to give a huge thank you to our WB families, staff, and the Tualatin community for helping us make an impact and foster the creative potential of thousands of campers each summer. We’re also incredibly thankful for the support of our wonderful community sponsors including the City of Tualatin, the Tigard-Tualatin School District, Sherwin Williams, Baskin-Robbins in Lake Oswego, and Starbucks, New Seasons and Chipotle in Tualatin. Your contributions make the magic of Willowbrook possible and we couldn’t be more grateful!

Willowbrook Wins 3 Summer Camp Awards!

Willowbrook is jumping for joy with the announcement of three awards this year! As part of NW Kids Magazine annual summer camp contest, readers nominated and voted Willowbrook Arts Camp as the Best Summer Camp in three categories: OVERALL, ARTS & CRAFTS, PERFORMING ARTS.

THANK YOU to all who voted and to everyone who helped make Willowbrook the "Best Summer Camp"...our adventurously creative campers & their families, our amazing talented staff, and our supportive friends at the City of Tualatin & at NW Kids! Here's to a very exciting and creative summer!