MEET THE TEAM

Sarah Heinicke
Executive Director

In her capacity as Executive Director of the Lloyd EcoDistrict, Sarah works with the board and other district stakeholders to inspire action and implement our vision of being the most sustainable neighborhood in North America. Sarah brings her depth of experience in development, market forces, sustainability, community outreach, and project management to deliver a uniquely integrated approach to the EcoDistrict concept.

When she is not leading the Lloyd EcoDistrict, she is the principal of Verditas, a consulting firm that specializes in sustainability planning, public involvement and strategic investment of economic development resources.

She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Portland State University. She holds a graduate real estate development certificate and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Sarah is a cyclist, avid cook, soap maker, tap dancer and master nick-namer.

Joshua Baker
Outreach Program Manager

As the Outreach Program Manager for Lloyd EcoDistrict Joshua coordinates the various programs and outreach events that support the goals of Lloyd EcoDistrict.

Joshua has nearly a decade of outreach and program management experience at renewable energy and social justice non-profits. This includes overseeing solar outreach and education programs with Solar Oregon, coordination a renewable energy leadership development program at Focus the Nation, and organizing campaigns and training initiatives at Mt. Hood Community College with the Oregon Student Association. Most recently, he managed best practice programs and events for utility company staff across the Western United States and Canada with the Western Energy Institute.

Passionate about climate change and energy issues, Joshua is also pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Energy Policy and Management at Portland State University. He is an avid walker and bus user. In his free time, you’ll often find him drinking too much coffee at local cafes, out at music shows, or hiking and camping in Eastern Oregon.

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Mason Ashmore
Pollinator Placemaking Intern

As an intern, Mason assists with developing and supporting our Pollinator Placemaking programs, including researching the Neighborhood Pollinator/Landscaping specification guide.

Mason is an undergraduate senior at Portland State University pursuing a degree in Urban and Public Affairs with a minor in Graphic Design. His primary interests lie in urban environmental issues and alternative transportation. By applying his studies to these issues, Mason hopes to make Portland a more sustainable and equitable place as it will undoubtedly continue to grow in the coming years.

In his free time, Mason can be found partaking in a variety of outdoor activities including but not limited to; climbing, backpacking, biking, and soccer.