Just who are those people featured in the Portland Timbers Billboard Campaign? SLU’s very own Katie!
Come spring, don’t look for Dober’s bicycle in the racks during Timbers games at PGE Park. The 25-year-old drives a 3/4 ton, silver Chevy Silverado when she comes in from Gales Creek, near Forest Grove, where she was born, lives and works.
Her family has roots in real timber: Her grandfather owned a sawmill, her uncle logs and her dad’s construction company (her place of employment) builds logging roads. “They do some logging; but there’s no yard, so no big logging jobs,” says Dober, an experienced handler of the bucksaw she grips in her billboard.
Get this look: “(The Photographer) said give us strong – not mean – but your best tough look. ‘Smile through your eyes, but look strong.’ ”
The Message she’s aiming to project: “We’re standing here, we’re ready for you, bring it on.”
How long before we see a female professional women’s soccer player on a billboard? “The Women’s World Cup starts this June,” says Dober, who has played soccer since she was 7, and coached youth and high school soccer teams. “So I think pretty soon.”
(Article Courtesy of The Oregonian)