Meet Our Exec Team

Zachery Cardoso, President (he/they)

Zachery moved to Salem in 2009 when he attended Willamette University. They fell in love with Salem and made it home after graduation. He joined the board of Capital Pride in 2019 and became President later that year.

Outside of Pride and work, they enjoy fiber arts and heritage crafts, fantasy writing, gaming, and quality time outdoors. He lives with his husband and their dog .JPG and cat Pistachio in Salem.

Kaden Montague, Vice President (he/him)

Kaden is the Vice President of Salem Capital Pride. He identifies as a bisexual, queer man and uses he/him/his pronouns. Born and raised in Dallas, he graduated from Dallas High School in 2012 and proceeded to attend Oregon State University where he received a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2017. He now works for Garmin as an Engineering Team Leader, designing avionics system hardware and software. He also serves on Garmin’s local D&I Committee, and the steering committee for the global LGBTQ+ Allies BRG. In his free time, Kaden enjoys playing games (board, video, and tabletop role-playing), hiking, camping, and tinkering with random tech projects.

Shade Montague, Secretary (they/them)

Shade grew up in Oregon and has lived in the Willamette Valley for 30 years. They have two business degrees, in Marketing and Management, from Oregon State University, and manage their own business, Made By Shade. They spend most of their days developing unique baking recipes from their home kitchen in Dallas or volunteering with Capital Pride. In their free time they enjoy playing TTRPGs, bouldering, and trying new cuisines.

Mathew Oldfield, Treasurer (he/him)

I attended Oregon State University, have a background in science education, and taught science, math, and agriculture for several years at the high school and middle school levels. I now serve as a Senior Operations and Policy Analyst for the Oregon Department of Revenue and have for the last two years.

I live in Salem and spend much of time volunteering, caring for my house plants, and shaping and pruning my bonsai trees. I am greatly excited at this new volunteer opportunity as I have been struggling to find a place where I can give back to the community and feel like I belong.

Chris Wolfe, Executive Director (he/they)

I am a life long Oregonian, born and raise in the Salem area. I have lived a life of service with over 25 years in emergency services including firefighter, EMT and 911 dispatcher. I have been heavily involved in labor union work including 12+ years as a union president and now serve with my current union in various roles.

I am also on the local Capital Futbol Club citizen advisory board as I am a big soccer fan, when not watching and supporting Salem soccer I am in Portland taking in a Timbers or Thorns match.

I’m excited to work with the new board members and feel like we have a great group that will do great things!

Interested in joining the board?

Anyone may attend our monthly board meetings, but to become a full board member, you need to attend at least three meetings. At the end of your third meeting, we will ask if you wish to join, and if you say yes, you’re officially part of the board!

To become an Executive Board Member, you must be a full board member, express interest in one or more of the executive roles, and be elected by the other board members during the election meeting in October. Executive Board Members are elected every year, but there are no term limits, so former executive board members may run again.

Our monthly board meeting takes place at 6:30 pm on the first Wednesday of every month at the Center for Hope & Safety or online via Google Meet: