Rivu was born in Lubbock, Texas and moved to Dallas as a teenager. He's a proud alum of the University of Missouri (M-I-Z!) where he studied philosophy, psychology, and gender studies. In Portland he's found a place to call home, and he looks forward to being here for a good, long while.
Rivu loves the complete and total commitment to youth and how they’re truly at the center of everything Friends of the Children—Portland does.
He really enjoys all vehicles of storytelling. Graphic novels, television, film, video games, books small and large; there’s just so much good stuff out there! He also enjoys hiking with his wonderful partner and his miniature dachshund, Clementine, which is generally how he spends his weekends and summers.