Board of Directors

Pandora PattersonPresident

About Pandora

Pandora lives in an Ecovillage and lives sustainably by using alternative transportation, composting (kitchen/garden/humanure) and by many other simple living practices.

She is the Founder and Project Manager of our blog, Greener Good. Greener Good is an animal friendly blog and focuses on appreciation of nature and easy things you can do at home live more sustainably. Greener Good has a TV Show called For The Greener Good and a vegan cooking show called Organic Eats.

For The Greener Good

Dr Jocelyn MuellerGrants Coordinator

About Jocelyn

Dr. Jocelyn G. Mueller is currently adjunct faculty at Portland State University in the department of Environmental Science and Management teaching sustainability and environmental management. As a peace corps volunteer and in graduate school she worked for eight years in West Africa studying ethnobotany, participatory research and conservation of social-ecological systems. She joins the board as grant coordinator and brings over 15 years of grant writing experience.

Including Local Knowledge

Tom HopkinsTreasurer

About Tom

Producer/Director of the television program Sustainable Today and owner of Asia-Pacific Productions USA. Tom is a professional filmmaker, documentary producer, photographer & editor, born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Television Production from Washington State University. Tom has worked as a news Photographer and editor for KATU Television in Portland and for all the major US and some European and Asian television networks. He has spent many years working with network television, traveling and learning about the human condition and the value of sustainability for the service and survival of humankind.

Sustainable Today

Dave HallSecretary, Chairman of The Board

About Dave

David earned a Ph.D. in Systems Science: Psychology and a M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Portland State University (PSU). He earned his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Oregon, has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Oregon since 2001, and earned Permaculture Design Certification in 2012. David's research, writing, volunteer work and consulting practice have focused on sustainability as it relates to organizational and community development and the interdependence between human and ecological health. His dissertation led to the creation of the community-based multi-media project, Native Perspectives on Sustainability: Voices from Salmon Nation (see David teaches full-time at PSU as an Instructor in the Psychology Department and Adjunct Faculty member in the Systems Science Program.

Native Perspectives

Jason RasckePrograms Coordinator

About Jason

Jason Mark Raschke was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he spent his childhood hunting and fishing and adventuring in the woods of the Pocono and Appalachian Mountains, learning the tenets of a sustainable lifestyle. In 1994, after residing in Houston and Boston, Jason moved to Portland to attend Portland State University where he earned a BS in Geography with a minor in Geology. In 2007 he completed a Masters of Science in Teaching Environmental Sciences program that focused on northwest ecosystems, with an emphasis on sustainability. Jason has been working in the landscape construction field for the past 20 years. He is a licensed Landscape Construction Professional and is the Managing Director of Urban Ecosystems llc, a landscape design, construction, and landcare firm in Portland, Oregon that utilizes ecological principles to create sustainable landscapes. Urban Ecosystems specializes in edibles, natives, naturescapes, and permaculture design and has been certified as an Eco-Biz by the Northwest Pollution Prevention Agency. Jason lives in the Cully neighborhood of Northeast Portland with his two sons Jaden River and Jacoby Mountain in The Green GardenHome-- an Audubon platinum certified backyard habitat that is a demonstration site for sustainability. In his free time, he enjoys playing ultimate, gardening, and spending time camping and backpacking the beautiful northwest with friends and family.

Urban Ecosystems

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