Work and Volunteer
Founder, Climate Posit^ve
Consultant, Lewis Strategic
Board member, Sun Valley Institute
Board member, MMGL - privately-held real estate development company
Founder and CEO, Brightworks Sustainability - one of the leading sustainability and green building service providers in the US.
Founding board chair: EcoDistricts (initally Portland Sustainability Institute)
Founder, co-founder, or senior team member of several startup and early stage companies, and board member and past president of several NGOs
Director and Past President, Oregon Natural Resources Council (now Oregon Wild!)
Director, Northwest Earth Institute
Board member (12 years), Schnitzer Steel Inc., largest domestic recycler of scrap metal in the US and industrial steel manufacturer
Senior aide for energy and environmental policy to national elected official and presidential nominee
Author of two books and numerous articles on environmental and conservation-related subjects
Education and Training
JD, Stanford Law School
BA with honors in Political Economy, Colorado College
Member, The Natural Step Associates - a small select group with advanced training in the application of the TNS framework.
Participant, Executive Champions Workshop (ECW) - executive education in organizational change led by Peter Senge.
Participant, Theory U training - executive education in organizational change leadership led by Otto Scharmer.
Graduate, Harvard and Stanford University "Director's Colleges" - executive education for corporate board members.
Graduate, National Outdoor Leadership School - Semester in the Rockies program.
ISO14001 Lead Auditor Certification
Entrepreneurship for social change, human-powered activity in wilderness, cooking, music, photography, art, reading, meditation, yoga, friends and (most importantly) family.