We are an ambitious bunch. Scientists and storytellers, inventors and analysts, technologists, collaborators, pathfinders, 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.
*Asterisks indicate a member of Ecotrust's Leadership Team.
Vice President, Development & Engagement*
Director of Events
Knowledge Systems Program Director
People and Culture Operations Manager
Development Operations Manager
Food Equity Coordinator
A dot collector and connector. First generation Colombian American by way of Miami, Fla. Tippy toeing at concerts and DJing out some salsa for the soul. Living with her cat, Salem (named after the Teenage Witch’s), in the Pacific Northwest. Can be found talking with her hands and reacting loudly with her eyebrows over the dinner table.
Measurement and Evaluation Manager
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.
Marissa “Mars” Correa
Executive Administrator & Board Liaison
Event Operations Associate
Heldáy de la Cruz
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.
Director of Forestry Analytics and Technology
Indigenous Storytelling and Engagement Fellow
Events Administration and Special Projects Associate
Director of Economic Research and Evaluation*
Director of Special Projects
Senior Communications Manager
Green Workforce Academy Program Manager
Sales and Engagement Manager, Natural Capital Center & Community Grant Program Manager
“When members of a society wish to secure that society’s rich heritage they cherish their arts and respect their artists. The esteem with which we regard the multiple cultures offered in our country enhances our possibilities for healthy survival and continued social development.” – Maya Angelou
Forests and Community Program Director
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.
Program Manager of Food Systems Equity
In my role at Ecotrust, I serve as a community connector and educator. It has been a gift to be able to explore my passions for regenerative agriculture, community development, and social justice for over 20 years. Growing up in California as a first-generation Black Latina provided a foundation of unconvention and innovation that catalyzes and informs my work in the world. In my quiet moments, I find joy in creating mix-media art, cultivating beautiful spaces, and long dinners in good company.
Senior Communications Director*
Community Food Systems Program Manager
Senior Software Developer
Farm to School Fellow
My role as the Farm to School Fellow works to enrich the connection communities have with fresh, culturally relevant foods and local food producers by supporting gardening, agricultural education, and local food purchasing at schools and early care and education sites. I was a part of the inaugural cohort of the Viviane Barnett Fellowship for Food Systems Leaders. Outside of Ecotrust, I am the owner and operator of a vermicomposting practice called Deep Rootz Worms, LLC. I love being BLACK, the color blue, cheese, moss, cumulus clouds, worms, bourbon, baking, terrible indie movies, writing poetry, and spending time with my beloved community here in Portland and beyond.
Managing Director of Ecotrust Investments*
Vice President of Organizational and Food Systems Equity*
Director of Community Food Systems & Capital
Senior Facilities Coordinator
Community Resource Strategist
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.
Regional Food Systems Catalyst
Senior Office and Technology Manager*
Director of Community Investments
Senior Software Developer
Community & Funding Partnerships Manager
Fisheries & Food Systems Program Manager
Olivia M. Rebanal
Interim Co-Executive Director and Chief Impact Officer*
Director of Community Asset Development (CAD)
Yolimar Rivera Vázquez
Food Equity Manager
Temporary Chief Financial Officer
My Chief Financial Officer role at Ecotrust encompasses a broad range of activities that have financial impacts on the organization. Some are relatively mundane, while others can influence long-term strategic outcomes. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to join the Ecotrust team. Both the role and the organization completely resonate with me professionally and personally as a law & finance professional with 40 years of socioeconomic development experience and as a long-time resident of a rural, timber-economy community with a professional wildland fire fighter son and social justice advocate daughter. This temporary assignment will allow me to manifest my core values daily for an organization that demonstrates solution pathways, both practical and profound, in everything it does.
Director of People and Culture*
Wedding Sales Associate
Local Food Coordinator
Amateur cheese maker and cookie connoisseur. The youngest of three children born of Italian and Irish descent from the South Side of Chicago. I was brought into this existence for one divine purpose: to attend and plan parties. Cooking and sharing food is my love language, and I think there is no better way to celebrate family and community than with a good meal. Please show me every picture you’ve ever taken of your pet(s).
Azul Tellez Wright
Event Operations Associate
Senior GIS Analyst
Program Director of Food Systems Equity
Tribal Network Strategist
Lisa J. Watt
Director of the Indigenous Leadership Program
Program Partnerships Manager
I believe in the potential for people and nonprofits to bring forth the transformative changes and culture shifts we need to support those most impacted by systems of oppression. We have the power to do this not only externally with the communities we work with and local environments we aim to protect, but also internally as individuals, collaborating and collectively growing together in our efforts to bring forth those changes. I am originally from Los Angeles with roots in Arkansas. I have a certification in urban permaculture design and nonprofit fundraising and help organize around climate justice and mutual aid. I am passionate about co creating regenerative and symbiotic systems that are rooted in justice and equity.