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.

Brody Abbott

Built Environment Analyst and Planner

About Brody

Northeast Portland raised, Urban Planner by trade. Advocate for prison reform, education, and the mobilization of Social Justice. Likes: sports, food, music, and traveling.

Lily Abood

Vice President, Development

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.

Tiffany Austin

Forests and Ecosystem Services Program Associate

About Tiffany

Serious aquaphile. Herbalist and plant communer. Dragonfly whisperer and moon-drop harvester. Seeker of authentic experiences whose heart is sparked by connecting with the wild in people and places.

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.

Andrea Baron

Farm to School & Farm to Institution Intern

About Andrea

Lover of stories told through sci-fi, comics, and data. Advocate for the misunderstood brussels sprout.

Sam Beebe

Adventure Capital, Communications

About Sam

My work is to tell the story of Ecotrust. I also bat for PDX Contemporary Art, Orlo, SkateOregon, and Salmon Nation. @sbeebe on many channels.

Tess Blessman

Event and Sales Manager

About Tess

Inspired by new surroundings. Big fan of good food, family, red wine, and shaggy dogs. Can be found in the kitchen, in the trees, or on the pitch.

Jon Bonkoski

GIS 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 Associate

About Allison

Small-town Midwesterner with farmer roots. Forever changed by the fresh air, water, and perspective of living simply in the cloud forest. Committed to working toward social justice. Dog-lover currently settling for a 16-pound cat that plays fetch.

Sarah Cline

Design Director

About Sarah

New mom. Lover of screen printing, transparency, repetition, gift economies, rabbits, fluorescent ink, cooperative ownership, collective management, foraging, sharing meals, in-between spaces, print publications, and the right to useful unemployment (thank you Ivan Illich). Valley girl.

Heldáy de la Cruz

Junior 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

Forestry Program Manager

About David

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

Eric Foley

NMTC Compliance Manager

About Eric

Recently relocated from Oakland, CA. Came to the Pacific Northwest in search of new adventures; irresistibly drawn by the Portland lifestyle. Lover of local food, craft beverages, outdoor activities, and bicycles.

Beth Hatfield

Grants Strategy Guru

About Beth

Raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains, now at home with family in the Cascades. Keen listener, enthusiastic planner, ice cream lover, and passionate advocate. Enjoys nothing more than loading up a pack and setting out into the wilderness.

Angela Hedstrom

Farm to School Coordinator

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

Director of Investment Strategy

About Nathan

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

Jeanne Kubal

Director of Events and Corporate Partnerships

About Jeanne

Event wrangler. Planner of experiences that engage communities to learn, eat, listen, drink, and be merry. Inspired by growing green plants, hiking the Cascades in every season, and exploring new corners of the Pacific Northwest.

Adam Lane

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer

About Adam

Hybrid business explorer. Parent. Woodworker. Bartender.

Sara Loreno

Natural Resources Data Scientist

About Sara

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

Dylan McDermott

Facilities Manager

About Dylan

Professional stuff-fixer and thing-maker. Aspiring spreadsheet wizard. Burrito enthusiast. Bike nerd. Proud cat dad. 

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.

Amanda Oborne

Vice President, Food and Farms

About Amanda

Conscientious eater, for-profit/for-purpose optimist, straight-talker, enthusiastic collaborator, artisan beverage imbiber.

Sam Parsons

Event Coordinator

About Sam

Oregon native with her head in the clouds and her feet on a trail. Amateur gardener, avid home chef, expert epicure. Passionate about global thinking, local action, dirty hands, and patio beers.

Katy Pelissier

Food and Farms Program Manager

About Katy

Matchmaking children and vegetables since 2010. Oregonian through-and-through; the people, land, and food here can’t be beat. Happiest in a tent, on a bike, or at the coast.

David Pollard

Software Experience Developer

About David

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

Paige Poorman

Event Coordinator

About Paige

Proud millennial, Portland native, University of Colorado alumna, creator, daydreamer, and doer. Lover of dogs, travel, all things media, and all things outdoors. Advocate for people and the planet (mutually inclusive).

Alice Price

Financial Analyst

About Alice

Nurturer of numbers. Lover of nature, hiking, snowflakes, and traveling.

Tyson Rasor

Food and Fish 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.

Jen Richards

Staff Accountant & HR Administrator

About Jen

Quiet observer. Strong advocate. Obsessed with airplanes. Dreams of living in a tiny house, in the forest, by a river with a rescued foxhound.

Katie Russell

Donor Relations Manager

About Katie

Fundraiser. Book lover. Favorite meal is a hotdog at the ballpark. Believes in the healing power of a good road trip.

Vishal Sharma

Financial Analyst

About Vishal

Born and raised in Bhutan, living in the Northwest since 2007. Every day is an adventure for me. There’s not a day where I haven’t learned something about people, culture, or new activities. Love traveling, seeking adventure, and having a chilled microbrew on a hot summer days near the Washougal river cliff jump.

Leigh Ann Shelton


About Leigh Ann

I count.

Molly Simas

Climate Communications Intern

About Molly

Language enthusiast, surprisingly bad at Scrabble. Born in the Redwood Forest. Still not tired of views of and from Portland’s bridges.

Stacey Sobell

Food and Farms Director

About Stacey

Local food fanatic, public health geek, school food advocate. Builder of networks and connector of people. Committed bike commuter and avid yogini. Canadian acro ninja!

Jocelyn Tutak

Senior GIS Analyst

About Jocelyn

Map maker and pattern finder. Twitter champion. Sci/tech-to-English translator.  Travels by bike, hiking boots, or knife & fork.

Aaron Vargas

Food and Farms Coordinator

About Aaron

Supporter and connector of people. Immigration rights advocate. Mexican heritage, California raised, Pacific Northwest rooted. Best self when in or on salt water. 

Lauren Ward

Event and Outreach Associate

About Lauren

Creative and idealistic planner of things. Easy-going perfectionist. Breakfast connoisseur. Dreamscape: Norwegian fjords, acoustic tunes, Oregon IPA.

Katherine Wiley

Executive Administrator & Board Liaison

About Katherine

Herding cats for dog people….Can be bribed with chocolate.

Kevin Williams

Maintenance Supervisor, Redd on Salmon Street

About Kevin

Your machinery is too much for me.
You made me want to be a saint.” –Allen Ginsberg