Grace is second generation Korean-American. She grew up in Los Angeles and called San Francisco home before migrating North after completing culinary training. In Portland she was the chef at Santé earning The Oregonians Restaurant of the Year award.
Grace eventually founded her own business, developing it into one of the Top 10 Women Owned Businesses several years running as noted by the Portland Business Journal. She managed her company through the lens of sustainability and reached many benchmarks in sustainable business operations including earning the BCorp Certification.
After 16 years, she sold the business to pursue her desire of working in the non-profit sector.
She is passionate about social justice and is pleased to be a part of the Community Development Team. As Business Advisor for APANO she offers support, coaching, mentoring and development to small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Grace enjoys an active lifestyle riding her bike, yoga, hiking, running, surfing and paddling on a Dragonboat team.