We are an ambitious bunch. Scientists and storytellers, inventors and analysts, technologists, tinkerers, bushwhackers, and big thinkers. We make maps and software apps, manage forests and investment funds, connect local farmers and fishermen with local eaters. And we convene communities around ideas that matter. Learn more about our team here, and find opportunities to work with us.

Lily Abood

Vice President, Development & Engagement

About Lily

Global and local adventurer. Strategic calendar and dinner-party planner. New mother on the steepest learning curve of life. Rookie fly caster, determined river wader. Flower child with an edge.

Jeremy Barnicle

Executive Director

About Jeremy

Strategist and storyteller. Policy and philanthropy wonk. Twin father transitioning from frequent flier to bike commuter. Occasionally ditches work for outdoor fun.

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Tess Blessman

Director of Events

About Tess

Relationship builder extraordinaire with a profound need for connection. Professional home cook. Amateur angler in training who strives to refresh Spanish speaking and long boarding skills each year. Will plan the party for an invite.

Jon Bonkoski

Knowledge Systems Program Director

About Jon

Map maker working to better understand the intersection of economy, environment, and equity. Committed bike commuter. Husband and father. Sports fan. I like good food, too.

Allison Brinkhorst

Development Operations Manager

About Allison

Small-town Midwesterner with farmer roots. Advocate and facilitator of social justice. Strategic systems-thinker. Bike commuter aspiring to grow food and live simply with my wife, cat, and dog.

Kevin Bumatay

Chief Financial Officer

About Kevin

Travel hacker, gastronaut, book listener, gym mouse. Social introvert, professional extrovert. Government wonk with a sense of humor. Making a difference one spreadsheet at a time.

Denise Chin

Measurement and Evaluation Analyst

About Denise

Big picture thinker, making sense of the forest for the trees. Immigrant from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, charmed by the Pacific Northwest. Often captivated by a good book, Douglas fir trees, and Asian supermarkets. Constantly making food to conjure memories of home.

Sarah Cline

Creative Director

About Sarah

Mother, daughter, friend. Lover of screen printing, transparency, repetition, gift economies, rabbits, fluorescent ink, cooperative ownership, collectives, de-centering whiteness, foraging, sharing meals, in-between spaces, print publications, dementia rights, liberation, and healing. Valley girl. Power with not power over. Becoming.

Stephanie Cowherd

Forests and Community Program Director

About Stephanie

A storyteller at heart. A listener, interpreter, community facilitator and advocate. Happiest when greeting the sunrise in the backcountry or learning about nature. Ramen enthusiast. Proud parent of adopted fluffer pupper Lucy, lover of table scraps. Follow adventures on Instagram @luseatosky.

Heldáy de la Cruz

Senior Designer

About Heldáy

Illustrator and maker of things. Farm boy. Loves gift-giving, constellations, symmetry, sewing clothes, home-cooked meals, translating French poetry, Michel Gondry, hot tea, PNW weather, attempting difficult hikes, running and cycling, and making comic strips of things friends do. Often found at local music shows.

David Diaz

Director of Forestry Analytics and Technology

About David

Data nerd and ecosystem science translator. Sustainable forestry fortuneteller. Addicted to trail running, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and home-brewing beer.

Heather Doyle

Interim Redd Operations Manager

About Heather

Part-time events coordinator, full-time sustainable food systems activist. A lover of grilled fruit, campfire aromas and rooftops with a view. Enjoys being lured into exercising with the promise of outdoor adventures.

Megan Foucht

Communications and Marketing Manager

About Megan

Writer and worker bee. Surfer, poet, singer, and salsa dancer. Loves wine-filled potlucks, being an auntie, mixing the perfect pie crust, and laughing up a storm.

Teresa Gaddy

Green Workforce Academy Program Manager

About Teresa

Lover of good black tea, exploring historic sites, deep conversations, and the summer harvest. Enjoys sharing culture through food. Mother of two. Voracious consumer of British crime dramas. Dreams of life in the countryside.

Maia Hardy

Director of Community Food Systems

About Maia

Pollinator of people and ideas. Serial optimist– usually laughing. Forever amazed and in love with soil. Happiest on a lake (especially the Great ones), or on a bike.

Beth Hatfield

Director of Grants & Funder Impact

About Beth

Energized by river plunges and the scent of dense fir forests. Idealist and fundraiser for radical social change. Made whole by a courageous daughter, close family, and a community of the heart. Believes ice cream really does make everything better.

Doe Hatfield

Communications Director

About Doe

Loves how much words matter. Eats all the vegetables. Amateur poet. Mother. Green Mountains born and raised. Shouts “Whoop!” when powder skiing.

Angela Hedstrom

Community Food Systems Program Manager

About Angela

Teacher-learner connecting classrooms, cafeterias, and communities. Enjoys alliteration, writing letters, the color of chicory flowers, and picnics.

Ryan Hodges

Senior Software Developer

About Ryan

Little-known creature with unverified sightings in the Pacific Northwest and India. Likes to help people and places with code, music, and cheer.

Nathan Kadish

Managing Director of Ecotrust Investments

About Nathan

Adventure Capitalist. Hugs trees and dances with rivers. Loves his sons’ laughs, Oregon berries, and warm slippers after taking off boots.

Mary Krumm

Event Sales Manager

About Mary

Born and raised in Portland, with an extensive background in customer service and a passion for events! Loves to see the world and embrace new cultures, always says “Yes” to a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and very rarely says “No” to a Happy Hour invite.

Jamese Kwele

Vice President of Organizational and Food Systems Equity

About Jamese

Conjurer of Black girl magic. Emergent strategy enthusiast. My ancestors’ wildest dreams. Soul rebel. Mama of two. Shaping change while being shaped by change. Afrofuturist reclaiming the right to radical imagination. Fueled by authentic connection, subversive humor and deep joy.

Sara Loreno

Natural Resources Data Scientist

About Sara

Problem solver, modeler, map-maker, data explorer. Addicted to learning. Serious about adventures. Naturally ridiculous.

Maralea Lutino

NMTC Compliance and Asset Manager

About Maralea

Mother of two zany boys, foodie, gardener, and would-be skateboarder. Enjoys uproarious laughter, good times, and close friends. Cat lady. Bookworm and library lover.

Bill Maddrell

Facilities Coordinator

About Bill

Peace Corps volunteer, thru hiker, gravel biker, caretaker of an historic Steiner log cabin, and father of a sassy kiddo.

Mike Mertens

Vice President, Knowledge Systems

About Mike

Father, runner, bike commuter, committed to helping others use maps, data, science, and tools to make our world a better place.

Miakah Nix

KKCFP Coordinator

About Miakah

Proud Haida-Tsimshian woman. Doesn’t believe in “wilderness”; believes in Indigenous homelands. Comes alive for traditional foods, wild mushrooms, and gardening. Dog-less dog lover. Bather in cold mountain streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. Athlete and Auntie: athletic Auntie? Follow Instagram adventures @miakahnix.

Vickie Owens

Senior Office and Technology Manager

About Vickie

Free thinking child at heart. Heals through food choices. Breathes deeply in nature. Musical Being. Likes harmony. Loves learning.

David Pollard

Senior Software Developer

About David

Professional developer of the web and software. Amateur bryologist, geologist, paleontologist, arborist, cosmologist, numismatist, philatelist, ornithologist, bibliophile, and scutelliphile.

Tyson Rasor

Fisheries & Food Systems Program Manager

About Tyson

Food enthusiast. Fish is food. Work hard, eat good. Eat good, feel good. Feel good, play good. Re-creator of self through experiential learning.

Olivia Rebanal

Chief Impact Officer

About Olivia

Racial justice advocate with deep roots in social finance. Adventurist and extremist on foot or two-wheels. Breeder of four offspring. Partner to a professor of health equity. Mountain lover, yet beach tolerant. Oregon Pinot Noir aficionado. Filipina.

Kaitlyn Rich

Business Strategist

About Kaitlyn

Seeker of hot springs and saunas. Plant nerd, mushroom forager, climber of rocks, and maker of clothes. Dog mom to one energetic blue heeler pup, Tepals. Wakes up for coffee, systems change, radical self compassion, and social justice.

Yolimar Rivera Vazquez

Food & Farms Coordinator

About Yolimar

Passionate about food and working for a sustainable future. Habitual list maker, proud Puerto Rican and ocean lover. Happiest in or near water. Likes to travel to new places, meet new people and cultures, work in the garden, and advocate for equity and social justice.

Joshua Seawell

Community Asset Development Fellow

About Joshua

Student and vocal fan of dogs, croissants, and the band Magdalena Bay. Needs lots of sun to thrive.

Emma Sharer

Ecotrust Investments Director of Operations

About Emma

Cultural anthropologist with an insatiable curiosity. Spanish-speaking black belt dedicated to building regional food supply chains that restore and inspire our environment and communities. Exuberant outdoors adventurer in pursuit of fresh trails to run, new mountains to ski and rivers to fish.

Aaron Vargas

Food Equity Manager

About Aaron

Intentional and adaptable capacity builder. Nourished by relationships. Driven by shifting power. Never a failure, always a lesson. Perpetually inspired by my bisabuela. Pacific NW rooted, raised in coastal Cali, Mexican heritage.

Carson Viles

Tribal Network Strategist

About Carson

Happiest outdoors or on a basketball court. Always feels rewarded by meeting new people, traveling, and sharing food. Nuu-wee-ya’ language advocate and proud Siletz tribal member who believes we can do anything if we just hold our tongues right.

Catherine Villarreal

Interim Controller

About Catherine

Travel loving pluviophile. Scottish and Ottawa by blood, British by birth. Any day I learn something new is a good day.  If I don’t know how to do something, I want to learn how.

Alina Wei

Small Business Lending Intern

About Alina

Fruit enthusiast, bookworm, advocate for food sovereignty. Revitalized by mountain views and deep breaths in coniferous forests.