2018 Keynotes

Nwamaka Agbo | Restorative Economics Practitioner, Nwamaka Agbo Consulting   

Nwamaka Agbo

As the Director of Programs at Transform Finance, Nwamaka designed and launched the inaugural Transform Finance Institute for Social Justice leaders. The Institute was created to educate and train social justice community leaders about how to best leverage impact investments to deepen their social impact for transformative social change. She currently serves as an Advisory Board Member to Oakland Rising Action and a Board Member to Thousand Currents, Center for Third World Organizing and the Schumacher Center for New Economics. She graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and African American Studies and holds a Master's of Public Administration specializing in Financial Management from San Francisco State University. Nwamaka lives in Oakland with her husband, where she can be found geeking out on the latest sci-fi, Afrofuturism novels or cheering for the Golden State Warriors. She likes her bourbon neat and her sake chilled.

Kate Davies, MA DPhil | Author, Senior Fellow, Whidbey Institute, Professor Emerita, Antioch University and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington

Kate Davies

2018 Speakers

Marcelino Alvarez | Founder & CEO, Uncorked Studios  

Marcelino Alvarez

Lena Ashby | Senior Project Manager, Brightworks Sustainability

Lena Ashby

Olga Aulet-Leon | Sustainability Champion, Daimler Trucks North America  

Olga Aulet-Leon

Elaine Aye, IIDA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP, USGBC Faculty, WELL Faculty | Associate, Regional Manager, RWDI USA LLC  

Elaine Aye

Alex Boetzel | Director of Operations and Sustainability, Green Hammer  

Alex Boetzel

Michele Crim | Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability  

Michele Crim

Hector Dominguez | Smart City PDX Open Data Coordinator, City of Portland  

Hector Dominguez

Erica Dunn | Director of Design, Green Hammer  

Erica Dunn

Mayor Mark Gamba | City of Milwaukie   

Mark Gamba

Maria García | Owner, Revolución Coffee House  

Maria Garcia

Joel Good, P.Eng., M.A.Sc., LEED AP | Senior Consultant, Associate, RWDI USA LLC  

Joel Good

Zach Henkin | Deputy Director, Forth  

Zach Henkin

Ashley Henry | Chief Collaboration Officer, Business for a Better Portland  

Ashley Henry

Rose High Bear | Senior Consultant, Wisdom of the Elders, Inc.   

Rose High Bear

Caitlin Horsley | Sustainability Manager, Portland General Electric  

Caitlin Horsley

Kelly Hostetler | Customer Success Manager, Luum  

Kelly Hostetler

Julie Huffaker | Consultant, Deeper Funner Change  

Julie Huffaker

Tera Hurst | Executive Director, Renew Oregon  

Tera Hurst

Jessica Iplikci | Senior Program Manager - Commercial Sector, Energy Trust of Oregon  

Jessica Iplikci

Lauren Johnson | Senior Vice President for Community Impact, Social Venture Partners Portland  

Lauren Johnson

Christine Kendrick | Smart City PDX Coordinator, City of Portland  

Christine Kendrick

Dylan Kruse | Director of Government Affairs & Program Strategy, Sustainable Northwest  

Dylan Kruse

Mary Li | Director, Multnomah Idea Lab  

Mary Li

Kristofor Lofgren | Founder & CEO, Bamboo Sushi  

Kristofor Lofgren

Michele Machado | Community Engagement & Sustainable Systems Manager, Hawthorne Hostel   

Michele Machado

Michele is active in her local community as VP for the Hawthorne Blvd Business Association and is a founding and ongoing community partner of Portland's Sustainability at Work Program and the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network. Michele holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Lewis and Clark College, is an international traveler, civic ecologist, certified sustainability assessor, nature enthusiast, mother, wife and bluegrass aficionado who enjoys local foods and Oregon wines. She also owns her own business, EthosCascade, and performs independent sustainability audits of international tour operators for Sustainable Travel International.

Kevin Martin | Smart City PDX Manager, City of Portland  

Kevin Martin

Minal Mistry | Business Initiatives and Partnerships, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality  

Minal Mistry

Athena Petty | Sustainability Manager, New Seasons Market Inc  

Athena Petty

Khanh Pham | Manager of Immigrant Organizing, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon  

Khanh Pham

Amy Rathfelder | Policy Advisor, Mayor Wheeler's Office, City of Portland  

Amy Rathfelder

Mike Wallace | Partner, BrownFlynn  

Mike Wallace

Mike enjoys traveling, cycling, skiing, and relaxing at home with his wife, Clair. He has traveled as far south as Tasmania, Australia; as far North as the Isles of Lewis and Harris, Scotland; as remote as the Galapagos Islands; as low as Death Valley; and as high as the Himalayas. He looks forward to continuing his exploration of the world and our field.

Laura Whipple | Co-Founder & CEO, Scout Books  

Laura Whipple

Dave Wortman | Statewide Sustainability Officer, State of Oregon

Dave Wortman

Justin Yuen | CEO, FMYI  

Justin Yuen

2018 Emcee

Megan Shuler | Program Manager, City of Portland, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability  

Megan Shuler

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