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Board of Directors

Elaine AyeChair

Elaine Aye, Associate/ Regional Manager of Green Building Services (GBS), leads one of the premier sustainability consulting and technical services firms in North America. She brings over 30 years’ experience working within the Architecture/Engineering/ Construction (A/E/C) industry to her position. She has dedicated 17 years to sustainability and the green building movement, targeted to improving the health and well‐being of the built environment. Her knowledge of current trends in the evolving field of sustainability contributes to the conversation about how to make built environment projects meaningful and poised for future initiatives. Since 2000, Elaine has served as an ambassador for the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and was awarded the prestigious designation of LEED Fellow in 2012. A dedicated educator, Elaine is also LEED Faculty, WELL Building Standard Faculty, and a WELL AP.

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Mike KortenhofVice Chair

Mike Kortenhof is a manager at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, currently responsible for the safe management of underground storage tanks and cleanup of petroleum contaminated property. Over 25 years at DEQ he has worked in programs protecting Oregon’s land, water and air and been involved in numerous strategic planning, program development and process improvement initiatives. Mike received a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington and a B.A. from Lawrence University.   He is a Registered Geologist and Professional Engineer.  With the move of DEQ Headquarters to the Lloyd District in 2016, Mike is committed helping shrink the footprint of his growing work neighborhood.

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Carl AsaiTreasurer

Carl Asai is a retired financial executive.  He previously was the CFO for Green Building Services, and prior to that, was the CFO for a successful publicly-traded software company in Beaverton.  While Carl does not live in the Lloyd neighborhood, he would like to see this neighborhood  prosper and become a model of how other neighborhoods in Portland and other areas can transform themselves into sustainable, vibrant, and healthy communities.  Carl brings a wealth of accounting and financial expertise to the organization and wants to help the Lloyd EcoDistrict achieve its mission of making the Lloyd neighborhood the most sustainable neighborhood in North America.  Now that Carl is retired, he has more time to spend enjoying the things he likes to do, including spending time with his family, golfing, travel, and going on day hikes, especially in and around the Pacific Northwest and the western United States.

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Kyle AndersenSecretary

Kyle Andersen is a Principal at GBD Architects, and has been the lead designer on many of the firm’s most complex and environmentally conscious projects over the past 23 years. Most recently, Kyle was the lead designer for the development at Hassalo on Eighth—home to the Lloyd Eco-District. This vibrant community is propagated by sustainability having received LEED for Homes Platinum certification on the three new buildings, and anticipates LEED (ND) for Neighborhood Development. Kyle passionately shares Hassalo on Eighth’s innovative wastewater reclamation system with visitors from across the globe, as well as at conferences such as the GreenBuild International Conference and the Oregon Design Conference.
Kyle is currently the Lead Designer and Principal in Charge of the Oregon Square Development. The second phase of the Hassalo on Eighth development, Oregon Square continues to build upon this mixed-use, high density development, creating a 24-hour neighborhood in Portland’s Lloyd Blocks.

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Wade Lange

Wade is the Vice President and Regional Manager of the Portland Properties for American Assets Trust (AAT) and is responsible for overall day-to-day management and long range strategic planning for Lloyd Center Tower, Lloyd 700 Building, Oregon Square, First & Main as well as Hassalo on 8th, the new apartment development project recently begun on the Lloyd Superblocks.

Mr. Lange became a leader in sustainability as it relates to high-rise office buildings in 1999 when Ashforth Pacific launched its Environmental Initiative. The early work Wade did for Ashforth grew into a passion to push the buildings he managed to the very edge of environmental performance. Recognizing the potential for an EcoDistrict to have a much larger impact, he became an early supporter of the concept and has been involved in the Lloyd EcoDistrict since its inception.

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Molly Hatfield

Molly Hatfield is the Sustainability Program Manager at the Bonneville Power Administration. In this role, she works to reduce the environmental impacts of BPA’s internal operations by means of performance tracking, targeted research and initiatives, and stakeholder engagement. During her two years at BPA, the agency has been recognized for outstanding sustainability performance by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Energy, and the Association of Oregon Recyclers. Molly has been deeply involved in the sustainability field for over a decade and maintains a strong commitment to promoting best practices throughout the region. She has taught sustainability marketing and project courses at the University of Portland for the past six years and is an active member of the Northwest’s Public Sector Sustainability Roundtable. Molly earned her masters in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford.

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Owen Ronchelli

Owen serves as the Executive Director of Go Lloyd, an organization that strives to create a thriving environment for business and community by building partnerships, delivering targeted transportation programs, and fostering economic vitality. He has worked in Lloyd since 1998 and enjoys the sense of community among District partners and the desire to collaborate to achieve common goals. Owen looks forward to working closely with the EcoDistrict to transform Lloyd into the most sustainable neighborhood in the country.

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Elisa Taylor

A native Northwesterner, Elisa both lives and works in the Lloyd neighborhood. As a Personal Banker for Wells Fargo and a resident of Hassalo on Eighth she feels a deep connection to the area and has a unique perspective on the communities growing needs. Elisa’s passion for volunteering was first sparked on a school trip to New York City where she spent time working with inner city youth in the Bronx. She continued down this path as peer mentor and student speaker for Trident, a movement of students addressing social issues and celebrating diversity.

Elisa was first introduced to Lloyd EcoDistrict when she volunteered to help at the 2018 Model the Way Awards Ceremony, she felt an immediate connection to the organization’s mission and is honored to now offer her time as a board member. Elisa considers meeting the needs of the community to be her civic responsibility and a great enjoyment.

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Lisa Timmerman

Lisa Timmerman is the Energy Score Program Manager for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. She oversees the City’s energy performance reporting and disclosure program for commercial buildings as well as the Home Energy Score program. Prior to her time at the City, Lisa designed engagement strategies for environmental, sustainability and public infrastructure projects, first for consulting firm, EnviroIssues, and later at the Port of Portland and 3Degrees. She earned a BA in environmental policy and planning from Western Washington University and a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership through Louisiana State University-Shreveport. Between her academic pursuits and professional career, Lisa completed two years of national voluntary service, primarily focused on disaster relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina.

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Matt Watson

As a designer, Matt earned his stripes working for Lippincott, a global leader in brand design based in NYC, before moving back to Oregon. There, he spent over ten years at Nike as a designer in several key business categories. The last position he occupied was senior member of Nike’s creative team, where he helped evolve NIKEiD. Today, NIKEiD dominates the world in customization, both online and in Nike’s brick and mortar stores. Matt brings knowledge and experience of 43 retail seasons across product, retail, brand, digital, and marketing, including 5 Olympic Games, 11 global initiatives, and 52 professional athletes. Matt has collaborated with Apple, EA Sports, PlayStation, Marvel, Lego, Pendleton, and Audi, among many others.