Chief Executive Officer:
Wilbert (Will) Warren a native of Portland Oregon is the Founder and Executive Director of Hooked Inc. Will’s passion for fishing and the appreciation of the great outdoors began during his childhood years of fishing with his father. Wil has a strong passion for teaching, coaching and developing individuals to believe in themselves so they can reach their full potential.
Wil is a graduate of Grant High School in the class of 1973. He graduated from the Western Oregon University in 1988 with a BA in Social Science and Secondary Education. In 1998 he attended Warner Pacific College where he earned a Master’s Degree in Religion in 2002; specializing in Pastoral Care Counseling.
Wil has been employed with the Oregon Department Human Services for 28 years. Wil utilizes his education, background, experience and mostly his passion in supporting individuals to achieve their goals. Additionally, Wil has served bi-vocationally in ministry as Pastor at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in the NE Portland area. Warren’s philosophy was working to build relationships, partnerships, education and understanding in communities through biblical faith-based approaches.
I’m Hooked is dedicated to making a reel difference in the lives of children by promoting positive youth development.