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.

Kimber Anderson

Grants Coordinator

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.

Madeline Atmore

Forests and Ecosystem Services Intern

About Madeline

Idea mapper and white board scribbler. Lover of weird, slinky animals, baking cozy things, fresh air and pink skies.

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

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.

Dwayne Canfield

Encore Fellow, Food & Fisheries

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.

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.

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.

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.

Peregrine Edison-Lahm

Web Developer Intern

About Peregrine

Translator of science, software development, English, French, and Spanish. Cycling, optimistic organizer, systems-thinker, and outgoing fun-maker. Alternately leads and follows while dancing up a Cuban-style salsa storm.

Yes, that really is her given name.

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.

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.

Kelly Harrell

Fisheries Program Director

About Kelly

Fish entrepreneur; coastal community advocate, lover of salt-infused ways of life. Driven by the responsibility and opportunity that wild fisheries present to us. East coaster by birth; Alaskan by choice. Mom to the cutest little miniature husky you ever laid eyes on. Seeker of the solitude of wilderness.

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

Director of Investment Strategy

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 green plants, hiking the Cascades in every season, and exploring new corners of the Pacific Northwest.

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.

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.

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.

Katy Pelissier

Food & 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.

Amber Peoples

Event Coordinator

About Amber

Organizer of creative energy. Betwixt art and nature. Wrangler of timelines, imaginations, and hiking trails. Take me home, country roads…with a deep bass groove.

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

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.

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.

Brie Schettle

Event Coordinator

About Brie

Creative thinker, explorer, social butterfly. Artist by day, Event Planner by night.

Nathan Schwartz

Night Porter and Event Coordinator

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 Operations 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.

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.

Michelle Waters

Event Coordinator

About Michelle

Analytical thinker; optimistic dreamer. Enjoys a good read, fresh figs, and dancing while no one is watching.

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.