April Stone of Portland, Oregon, has participated in Special Olympics as a coach since 2009 in athletics, powerlifting and snowboarding. She will represent Special Olympics USA as a sport manager. Her involvement with Special Olympics has instilled in her a love of volunteering and given her a chance to raise her daughter in an atmosphere of inclusiveness. April has attended two Special Olympics World Winter Games as a snowboarding coach and the 2015 ESPN X Games as a coach.
Graduating in the top 10% of her law school class, April is now employed as a trial attorney at Markowitz Herbold PC. She is involved in several lawyer organizations, including serving as president of Queen's Bench, a chapter of Oregon Women Lawyers. Also a volunteer with Minds Matter, April helps tutor and mentor high-achieving, low-income high school students preparing for college.
Representing Special Olympics USA is an honor for April, who values her leadership role within the Special Olympics movement.