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.

Kimber Anderson

Donor Engagement Manager

About Kimber

Indiscriminately curious pop-culture junkie with a nostalgic heart and an involuntary desire to put tahini on everything. Lover of community, flowers, obstacle courses, sincerity and French.

Tess Blessman

Director of Event Sales

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

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 Associate

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.

Dwayne Canfield

Program Manager, Fisheries & Coastal Communities

About Dwayne

A recovering hi-tech businessperson finally scratching that itch to make the world better. Lover of urban areas with rural sensibilities. Hopeful problem solver. Happiest behind the oars, on the trail, or sitting at a local café most anywhere in the world.

Kaley Charlet

Wedding and Events Manager

About Kaley

Eternal optimist, Francophile, mother, and lover of gatherings. Enjoys walks on the beach, traveling to new wine regions, and feeding people.

Emilie Chen

Communications Coordinator

About Emilie

Tea drinker, deep thinker. Daughter of two generations of immigrants. A lazy birder, who is happy with binoculars, a big camera, or just good ol’ fashioned squinting at the rustling in the bushes. Posts bird pictures to Instagram @watchingtrees.

Sarah Cline

Creative 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.

Madeleine Corich

Grants Coordinator

About Madeleine

Avid sunbather and obsessive tea drinker. Maker of arts, crafts and everything in between. Serious about radical change and being goofy.

Stephanie Cowherd

Forests and Ecosystem Services Program Associate

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


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.

John Domingo


About John

Hapa Haole with SF Bay Area roots. Passionate change-maker disguised as a mild-mannered accountant. Ardent advocate of quadruple-bottom-line business practices. Avid cook, forager, and outdoor adventurer. Ex-collegiate footballer. Most importantly, the doting dad of two incredible daughters. Sustained by: laughter, proximity to water, ahi poke, and yerba mate tea.

Heather Doyle

Event Coordinator

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.

Melissa Eaves

Financial Analyst

About Melissa

Depaver promoting urban greenspace, supporter of the arts and book enthusiast. Hands-on learner and collaborator committed to driving radical, practical change. Can often be found with a camera in tow exploring near and far.

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 Project Coordinator

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

Agriculture of the Middle Program Manager

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

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.

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

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.

Modeste Kabissaie

Maintenance Technician

About Modeste

Here’s my daily credo: “Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” (inspired by Bradley Whitford)

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.

Jeanne Kubal

Vice President, Events and Engagement

About Jeanne

Event wrangler. Planner of experiences that engage communities to learn, eat, listen, drink, and be merry. Inspired by growing a jungle of plants, hiking the Cascades in every season, and learning through new travels.

Jamese Kwele

Director of Food 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.

Lizzie Marsters

Director of Forests & Ecosystem Services

About Lizzie

Systems thinker, incentive believer, garden tinkerer, and desperate sun-seeker. Will play pranks.

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

Office Manager

About Vickie

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

Kristen Penner

Seafood Value Chain Coordinator

About Kristen

Blue Ridge Mountains girl turned Oregon commercial fisherman and dory-boat captain. Dreamer and passionate advocate for local food, small communities, and forging new connections. Loves a good laugh, hearing the tide change against the shore, blackberries still warm from the summer sun, and beach fires. Even more, loves sharing these things with others.

David Pollard

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.

Kaitlyn Rich

Metrics & Evaluation Intern

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.

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.

Yolimar Rivera Vazquez

Seattle 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.

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.

Nathan Schwartz

Venues and Event Associate

About Nathan

Detail-orientated night owl operating mostly behind-the-scenes in a supportive role for the events team. Loves yoga, basketball, video games, and drinking only the finest of chocolate milks.

Emma Sharer

Redd Campus Manager

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.

Jenna Stathopoulos

Event Logistics Manager

About Jenna

Seeking sun, rivers, craft beers and coffee in bed. Enthusiastic for change.

Melanie Troutman

Event Coordinator

About Melanie

Addicted to Taiwanese tea and David Attenborough, foraging for fungi and hot springs and plotting my next artistic project. Enthusiastic about bridging communities with art, radical solutions to big problems and the power of a well organized google drive to make anything possible.

Aaron Vargas

Food & Farms Coordinator

About Aaron

Coordinator of tasks, enabler of people, food system geek & immigrant rights advocate. Mexican heritage, California raised & Pacific Northwest rooted.

Catherine Villarreal

Senior Accounting Manager

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.

Lisa J. Watt

Director of Indigenous Affairs

About Lisa J.

Museum geek supreme, art, dog, candy, dessert lover (all in equal measure), Portland Timbers season ticket holder and massive fan of the 5 am Saturday/Sunday Premier League matches on NBCSN. First office job in 18 years. Need new clothes.

Katherine Wiley

Executive Administrator & Board Liaison

About Katherine

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