Our Faculty

Kimberly Mish - Woodwinds


Kimberly Mish is co-director of Summer Music PDX and runs our Woodwind Sessions.   

Kimberly Mish has been teaching over 28 years. Her love of music started early in her life growing up in the Midwest.  

Kimberly graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education-Teaching Endorsement K-12 grades with a double major in Flute and Violin.  She student taught in general music classes from Preschool through 8th Grade in Grand Island Nebraska, and student taught in the String Program from 4th Grade through High School in Kearney Nebraska.  She completed her second degree in Music Therapy from the University of Iowa in 1996. 

  Kimberly enjoys working with all ages, and her studio has students age four to seventy-five.  She loves working in a studio setting, but enjoys getting any opportunity to do group work and arrange pieces for her students.

Being involved in the Summer Music Camp PDX has been a dream come true, and a work of love.   She feels very blessed to be a part of such a positive experience.   

Jeff Evans - Vocals

 Jeff Evans is director of our Vocal groups.

He is the director of choirs at Valley Catholic School in Beaverton Oregon. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Portland State University. 

Jeff is the bass section leader in the Westminster Presbyterian chancel choir under the direction of Debbie Glaze, and a member of the Oregon Repertory Singers under the direction of Ethan Sperry. 

Jeff comes from a long tradition of choral singing rooted in his upbringing as a member of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus as it was run by Julian Ackerley. Playing on stages around Portland, Jeff continues to be engaged in the live music culture of the city. 

Christine Goodner - Strings


Christine Goodner is co-director of Summer Music PDX and runs our strings groups at camp.  Christine Goodner started playing violin at 3 years old through the Suzuki Method and played both violin & viola all through High School & College. 

Christine has a 4 year degree in Education and extensive long term teacher training in Violin and Early Childhood Music through the Suzuki Association of the Americas.  Christine owns and runs Brookside Suzuki Strings where teaches over 30 private students each week in her studio in HIllsboro.

She is also serving as the current President of the Oregon Suzuki Association and is author of the book Beyond the Music Lesson: Habits of Successful Suzuki Families.

Christine is passionate about teaching students a life long love of music and helping them learn to play their instrument to the very best of their ability.