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Mark Chapman, Controller

Mark joined the SVP team in November 2018 as our part-time Controller. He has an extensive background in helping small businesses run efficiently, with a focus on financial planning and operations. Mark will help SVP Portland establish best-in-class accounting functions and ensure that our planning and reporting allow us to make prudent internal strategy decisions. Mark’s work will also further the mission of SVP with its Community Partners and the wider nonprofit sector.

Mark moved to Portland in 2003 to obtain a degree in Religious Studies from Reed College, and he has made Portland his home ever since. When he’s not reconciling accounts or building spreadsheets, he operates Mark’s Market Garden, an urban farm in North Portland, where he grows vegetables for sale at the local farmer’s market and to a small CSA.


  • How to design a Chart of Accounts
  • My favorite functions in Excel
  • Gardening in the Pacific Northwest
  • The Taiping Civil War

CONTACT ME AT: chapman@svpportland.org