Our Story

When Mac’s List began, it didn’t have a name. It wasn’t a company. It was just one person who wanted to serve his professional network and help people find work that mattered to them.

Back in 2001, Mac Prichard started emailing job openings to a few dozen friends and colleagues. He wanted to keep in touch and share great work opportunities that he had found. Today, Mac’s List has grown to an online community of over 45,000 people. But our goals remain the same: to help people discover meaningful work opportunities in Portland, Oregon, and beyond.

Mac’s List is more than a regional job board. We’re the premier resource for helping passionate, creative professionals learn how to find meaningful and rewarding work in Portland, Oregon, and Washington. Besides our job listings, Mac’s List also shares job search advice and resources through our books, podcast, and online courses. And as a Certified B Corporation, we’re part of a global movement to use business as a force for social good. Whether you’re looking for your first job, hoping to find a better job or just need tools to manage the direction of your career, the Mac’s List team is here to help.

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Our Team

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Mac Prichard

Mac Prichard

Mac is the founder and publisher of Mac’s List, where he writes regularly about job hunting, leads classes on job search skills, and cohosts the Find Your Dream Job podcast.

Mac also owns and operates Prichard Communications, a public relations agency that serves non-profits, public agencies, and foundations across the United States.

When he’s not hard at work, Mac can be found watching classic movies, snapping photos during his travels, or walking around Ladd’s Addition with his wife Kris and Weimaraner Kai.

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Ben Forstag

Ben Forstag

Ben Forstag is Managing Director of Mac’s List, leading the organization’s business operations. Ben has an extensive background in communications and marketing, primarily in the nonprofit and healthcare sector. When he’s not making self-effacing jokes in the office, Ben spends his time chasing his young sons around the Foster Powell neighborhood, deepening his love-hate relationship with his cats, and lamenting his fate as a fan of the Cleveland Indians.

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Becky Thomas

Becky Thomas

Becky is the Marketing Director at Mac’s List, where she develops resources for job seekers and manages community outreach. Becky has worked in marketing and journalism for nearly a decade, focusing on content, strategy, and aligning marketing efforts with business goals. Becky is an adventure enthusiast, and when she’s not at Mac’s List HQ or out with friends you’ll find her on her bike, in the woods, or training for her next half marathon.

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Jessica Black

Jessica Black

Jessica is the Community Coordinator at Mac’s List, helping to build connections with our readers and clients. Jessica has an extensive background in nonprofits, specializing in operations management and event planning. Jessica is a Portland native dedicated to community involvement. Outside of work, Jessica stays busy volunteering with local organizations, going to concerts with friends, and spending time outdoors.

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Anneka Winters

Anneka Winters

Anneka Winters is Finance Manager for both Mac’s List and Prichard Communications. Anneka has over fifteen years of experience, serving in roles including Controller, Accounting Manager, and Accountant. When she’s not keeping the office afloat, Anneka spends her time traveling, seeing live music, and sifting through vintage fashion on the hunt for designer gems.

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Leila O'Hara

Leila O'Hara

Leila is the Marketing Coordinator at Mac’s List, developing and executing innovative digital strategies to help connect job seekers with reputable employers. Leila specializes in social media management, email marketing, and content marketing. Leila moved to Portland from Phoenix, Arizona, happily trading the hot desert summers for rainy, cloudy winters. When she’s not in the office, you can find Leila exploring the PNW, hiking in the Oregon outdoors or spending most of her time at her favorite place in Portland: Powell’s Books.

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