Colin Fogarty

Executive Director

Colin Fogarty has always been drawn to the notion that we are surrounded by history. It is up to us to see it. As a public radio journalist his stories were frequently heard on NPR and he won regional and national awards. Along the way, Colin kept returning to the theme of history and it’s role in our everyday lives. He produced stories on the Columbia River’s Indigenous history, Lewis and Clark and the silencing of Celilo Falls.

In February 2014, he became executive director of Confluence. In this role, Colin continues to help tell compelling stories about history, not on the radio but in the landscape, in schools, through community gatherings and online. Colin and his wife Stephanie Wiant have three children and live in Portland.

For community gatherings, site tours or just to meet, find Colin at