My name is Rob Heck and I'm originally from Gainesville, FL. I will be serving as the Events and Program Coordinator for the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) in Portland, OR.

I became a VISTA in order to use my experience with technology and organizing in an attempt to make a difference and help further social change. I'm also excited to get out of Florida, where I have lived for 23 years.

I have never been out west at all, but according to Mr. Ben Sheldon I will like it since I'm very "Portland Oregonish." According to another new VISTA, John Van Houdt, I am something of an anarcho-transcendentalist, but I think he drinks a little too much and is a bit of a Eurocentric neo-Hegelian. Don't let these people bias your opinion of me though. And no, I'm not Mormon. I am looking forward to all the great grassroots activism I hear goes on in the NW though.

Comment from Victoria Edwards on June 20, 2007 - 4:30pm

what the HECK are you doing??'s still funny

Comment from Rob Heck on June 23, 2007 - 10:10pm

You're so original!