CWB Staff

Naomi Shafer

Naomi Shafer has been clowning since she was 12. She started volunteering with CWB in 2015. Naomi holds an M.B.A. in Conscious Business (Marlboro College) and a B.A. in sociology and playwriting (Middlebury College).

Contact: naomi[at]clownswithoutborders[dot]org


Meet Nicole

Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone

Nicole attended Hampshire College, where she studied resource politics and dance performance. She writes for various print and web publications, works as a stagehand, choreographs and performs, and teaches Pilates. Nicole is interested in non-hierarchical social organizing and dismantling capitalism.

Contact: nicole[at]clownswithoutborders[dot]org


Susan Langenes

Susan has been CWB’s website advisor since 2013, when two board members contacted her because something was broken.  Ever since, she’s been working to make the web presentation of the wonderful work of CWB ever more user-friendly, discoverable, and beautiful.  Susan is mostly self-taught in web development, but she holds a degree in music performance from Portland State University and most of a degree in fine art (which, as she will attest, are related skills). She is an avid gardener and lives in Milwaukie, Oregon. You can see more of Susan’s work at

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