Straight Path, Inc

Mentoring and Employment

OUR MISSION: Straight Path, Inc. and Partners draw on holistic and loving approaches in mentoring, training, counseling, and guiding our community of neighbors with barriers, to obtain family wages employment in a diverse working environment.

Our board of directors

Clarence Larkins SR.


Clarence Larkins SR. is the Founder/CEO of Straight Path Inc. He graduated from Portland State University with a B.S. degree in Social Science with a Minor in Political Science. He has been a resident of the NE Portland Community for over 50 years and has a long history as an active community member, and is the current President of the 42nd Ave Business Association.


Theresa Sweeney


Assistant to the CEO, Theresa is a Portland native and has lived most of her life in N/NE Portland. She holds a M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a certificate in Public Administration, specifically nonprofit organizations.


Brea Douglas


Brea Douglas was raised in Portland. She earned her B.A. in Mass Communication from Grambling State University. She previously pursued her career in other states, but has returned to the Portland area as an Assignment Editor for Fox12 Oregon News.


Phil Dixon


Phil Dixon was raised in Portland.  He is a graduate from Portland State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree.  In 1990, he earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington.  He has worked for DHS Child Welfare for the last 27 years and is currently a manager for the State of Oregon.


Saima Goodrich


Saima is a native Portlander. From an early age, she experienced a spiritual longing. However, it wasn't until her senior year of high school that she found her spiritual compass in the person of Jesus. Following this conversion experience, she attended a Maryland Bible College and Seminary and earned a diploma in missions.


Dr. Vernon Baker


Dr. Vernon Baker has served in the gospel ministry for thirty-five years. During this time he has served in several capacities of ministry including that of Pastor, Director of Christian Education, Ministerial Staff Coordinator, Board Chair for Community Outreach efforts and the Trustee Board. Dr. Baker provided leadership in addition to building infra-structure with multiple churches.


Kevin Goodrich


Kevin has lived in Portland, Oregon sine 1987 and is a valued member of our community. Kevin holds a BS degree in Electronics Engineering; a MS degree in Engineering Management; and is a Certified Associate in Project Management. With his passion for assisting people turn their lives around, Kevin is using his communication, technical and leadership skills to work for social justice in Portland with Straight Path.


Straight Path, Inc.  5848 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97218