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.

Owen Woods
PSU Intern

Owen is a senior at Portland State University. He is pursuing an undergraduate degree in sociology with the aspiration to get a Ph.D. in sociology and become a professor. 

His academic interest includes the environment and the community, and how these two subjects are interrelated to each other.  Owen looks to bring academics into the work that he does by promoting community through connection to both thy neighbor and the ecology that is directly around; be it cityscape or landscape. 

When he is not in school Owen can be found working on art projects, spending time with friends, or with his dog.