Morpheus Youth Project Staff and Board of Directors is comprised of passionate professionals dedicated to the well being and growth of young people.
Board / Staff Members
David Bluford - Board of directors
David Bluford has thirty years of experience in financial accounting. He is the chief financial officer of DTC Grip & Electric, Inc., a San Francisco-based film production company which is the largest business of its kind in Northern California. He has worked with DTC since 1982, and in 1997 he became an owner of the business. David also worked as a theatrical stagehand in San Francisco for twenty years, primarily for the San Francisco Opera (1974-1980) and the American Conservatory Theatre (1980-1989). Bluford served as treasurer of the San Francisco Theatrical Stage Employees Union, Local 16, from 1984 to 1995. During that period he was an employee trustee of Local 16’s pension trust fund and its health & welfare trust fund. From 1989 to 1995 he was an assistant business representative for Local 16. From 1996 to 1999 Bluford managed Custer Avenue Stages, which at the time was the largest motion picture sound-stage facility in Northern California.
Bill Harris - Board President
Bill Harris is currently the Manager of Voice Services at fiserv in Portland, Oregon. He handles Business Continuity, Vendor Management, Disaster Recovery and IT Management and has been with fiserv for 20 years. Prior to that he was the Facilities Manager at Boole and Babbage for 10 years. He attended Deanza College and San Jose State University in California.
Carlos Chavez - Executive Director
Carlos Chavez is the co-founder and Director of Morpheus Youth Project. He's been working as a youth advocate since 2007 providing creative, historical and cultural workshops, events and programs in the Portland community and in youth detention centers in the area. He also presents regularly at Portland State University through their Criminal and Juvenile Justice Capstone courses and has co-facilitated a number of PSU's Inside / Out courses at MacLaren Youth Corrections. Before pursuing his passion as a youth advocate, he spent 13 years in the financial world as a Project Manager and Consultant. He has also been a radio producer and journalist at KBOO Community Radio since 2001.