Headwaters Council

Launched in 2016, The Headwaters Council is an advisory group comprised of emerging business leaders, disrupters, decision-makers and influencers who will help us drive the next generation of creative and networked conservation and philanthropy.

Adin Brown

Adin Brown was a professional soccer player for 12 years and is the current Goalkeeper Coach of the Portland Timbers.

Akbar Chisti

Akbar is the Founder and President of SEAMUS GOLF, maker of craft accessories for the finest golf destinations in the world, including Bandon Dunes, Pebble Beach, Royal Dornoch, and Pinehurst.

Belton Copp

Belton Copp is a Portfolio Manager at GreenWood Resources, a timber investment and management company. He has worked in stream and wetland mitigation markets, as well as range restoration and outdoor recreation.

Chris Fowler

Chris serves as the Assistant Vice President and General Counsel for Seretus, Inc, a specialty loan servicing company.

Patrick Goodman

Patrick serves as a Producer and Vice President at Durham & Bates, which has been providing risk management and insurance services to the West Coast’s most complex and innovative businesses for over one hundred years.

Carrie Hinton

Carrie Hinton is the co-founder of Good & Gold Marketing, where she helps local and national businesses to grow and thrive through advanced digital marketing strategies.

Jesse Lange

Jesse is the winemaker and GM at his family’s Lange Estate Winery, founded in 1987. Jesse has also served on several industry boards including: President of Oregon Pinot Camp, President of the Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association, board of Willamette Valley Winegrowers Association, and Yamhill County Water and Soil Conservation District.

Andy Meeks

Andy is a residential real estate broker with M Realty, and a former fundraising professional for The Freshwater Trust and Friends of Trees. He continues to provide support and consulting services for the local non-profit community.

Mary Moerlins

Mary Moerlins is the Community Affairs and Environmental Programs Manager at NW Natural, a Portland based regional natural gas utility. Here, Mary works to cultivate and grow sustainable and socially responsible practices, operations and programs.

Ryland Moore

Ryland Moore leads business development for Arnerich Massena’s Wealth Management and Endowment & Foundation practices. His focus is in water, agriculture, and renewable energy investments. Arnerich Massena is one of the leading investment advisory firms in the Western US.

Jonathan Ortiz-Myers

Jonathan Ortiz-Myers is Managing Member at ortiz+myers.

Nick Parish

Nick Parish is an award-winning writer and editor, Nick Parish helps lead Uncorked Studios’ Semiotics practice as its Editorial Director. At the Portland, Oregon-based product studio, Parish helps guide strategic insight and research generation across its multi-disciplinary creative outputs. Previously, Parish led strategic consultancy and brand intelligence publisher Contagious as President, Americas, and is the author of 2015’s Cool Code Bro: Brogrammers, Geek Anxiety and the New Tech Elite.

Brendan Rauw

Brendan Rauw is Vice President of Technology Transfer and Business Development at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).  OHSU is the state’s only academic health center, providing the state’s most comprehensive health care, education, and breakthrough innovations.

Amanda Salama

Amanda’s passion for the outdoors has led her to a 15-year career with several outdoor brands. She is currently acting as SOREL and Columbia Sportswear‘s Retail Marketing Manager.

Shea Washington

Shea Washington is the Director of Business Development at Boly:Welch, Portland’s leading employment agency that provides services in recruiting, consulting, and human resources.