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 30 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.
Molly Hatfield is the Sustainability Program Manager at the Bonneville Power Administration. She leads Sustainability Office efforts to reduce impacts of BPA’s internal operations through sustainability performance tracking, targeted research and initiatives, and stakeholder engagement. During her six years at BPA, the agency has been recognized with over a dozen awards 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 15 years and maintains a strong commitment to promoting best practices throughout the region. Molly has an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford.
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.
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.
Elaine is a widely respected sustainability consultant and strategist focused on building performance, wellness, equity and resiliency. Her passion is to move organizations towards a more sustainable future, helping achieve performance and social responsibility goals. She listens to diverse stakeholder groups with an intuitive ear, discerns challenges, facilitates corporate visioning sessions, and develops plans and protocols to implement strategies for desired outcomes. A strategic thinker and engaging communicator, Elaine’s approach to facilitating project teams results in long-term client success – whether that means achieving certification, educating staff, or enhancing building performance through the lens of climate change or ESG reporting. Driven by a desire to protect the environment, Elaine addresses critical issues facing the built environment – helping achieve sustainability and equity one building or organization at a time.
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.
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.