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Karl is from Phoenix, Arizona. He lived and worked Los Angeles as a motion picture editor for 17 years before transitioning to more meaningful work in social services. He is a senior BSW student of Portland State University’s School of Social Work, and has previously worked with CARE Partnership in Mesa, AZ and with Southland Hospice in Phoenix. Karl finds the opportunities to support parents, children, and families to be the most rewarding aspects of his position at PHFS, and is grateful for the opportunities to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. In his spare time he enjoys learning more about Portland, watching other people’s favorite movies, ruminating on sociology, and hanging out with his cat Squeakers.

Karl Hirsch

Shelter Coordinator