Noah Kleiman

Our Team

Board of Directors

Noah Kleiman - Founding Director & President

Travis McGee - Board Secretary

Annie Rose Shapero - Treasurer

Ethan Parker Wright - Director

Paul Van Orden - Director


The Puzzle of Your Creative Life

The Puzzle of your creative life

Portland has a large, growing creative population. It’s a good place to observe and understand creative people.

I live here. I’m one of those creative people. I’ve been watching creative Portlanders since 2002 and I’ve discovered a big challenge which all of these creative folks face.

I call it The Puzzle of Your Creative Life.

The Puzzle goes like this:

How can I lead the fulfilling, creative life I’m called to live and also earn enough money along the way ?

I like to imagine that when a creative person is born The Puzzle is given to


Noah Kleiman: Secret Knowledge & The Puzzle of Your Creative Life

Noah Kleiman from Secret Knowledge talks about the struggle creative people face, what was scheduled for The 2015 Secret Knowledge Conference, and answers audience questions in this amusing and informative presentation. Filmed live at Hand-Eye Supply's Curiosity Club on Oct. 13th 2015.

Attendee praise for Secret Knowledge & The Puzzle of Your Creative Life:

Very inspiring. Thanks a million, that talk was just what I needed at this point in my life.

- Kendra Malkemus


8-17-2015 Radio Interview: Seeing Working Artists

radio radio, yep yep yep yep yep yepSecret Knowledge's Executive Director, Noah Kleiman, talks about the invisibility of Portland's vast creative class and plans for The 2015 Secret Knowledge Conference on KPAM 860AM - First Edition with Tim Hohl & Terry Travis. This interview took place on Monday August 17th, 2015. Listen to the interview (opens a new window). Interview segment starts 20 minutes into the program, which is about halfway through if you want to skip ahead....


Secret Knowledge - Teaching Artists

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