Crew

Depave Staff

Eric Rosewall — Executive Director

Eric has been involved with Depave since 2009, working alongside many incredible leaders to build and grow the organization. He’s a native of West Michigan and a graduate of the University of Oregon’s Landscape Architecture program. His role with Depave began as the resident photographer and branding guru, but he quickly become immersed in managing projects and coordinating fundraising efforts. He loves collaborating with people around the region to revitalize lifeless places and foster creative neighborhood spaces. He also enjoys antiques, bonsai, and building furniture. Eric works with Depave’s dedicated volunteers in the direction of the group. Contact Eric

Tim Batog — Project & Volunteer Coordinator

Tim received his degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon and brings more than ten years of landscape improvement experience to Depave. An all-around plant nerd, Tim has spent the last few years managing nurseries and private landscapes for clients and volunteering with Depave and various other local nonprofits. He is responsible for coordinating depaving projects and engaging with Depave’s incredible volunteers. When he is not engaged in constructive deconstruction, Tim likes to hike, garden, and tend his small flock of backyard chickens. Contact Tim

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Lisa Huntington – President

Lisa, born and raised in southeast Michigan, ventured out the Pacific Northwest in 2012. She is currently working for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services. Her professional experience as a water resources engineer includes watershed management, river engineering and sustainable stormwater management design. While looking for work in Portland, Lisa joined Depave to make a positive difference in the health of the community’s watersheds and has since realized that the group’s mission goes well beyond environmental benefits. As a graduate of Michigan State University, she spends lots of time watching college basketball (Go Green!) and enjoys knitting, hiking and a good IPA. Contact Lisa

Chelsea White-Brainard – Vice President

Chelsea is a native of the Pacific Northwest and has lived in Portland since 2004. She graduated in 2010 from Portland State University with degrees in Environmental Studies and Spanish and a minor in Geography. After valuable internships with the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and Oregon Environmental Council, Chelsea worked for the City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services and the Clackamas River Basin Council to improve watershed health. Chelsea currently works with the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, engaging rural landowners in conservation. Chelsea loves finding and implementing innovative solutions to minimize the impacts of development on our waterways and is excited to work with Depave to this end. Contact Chelsea

Danny Kapsch –  Secretary

A self-proclaimed stormwater geek, Danny has worked as a stormwater professional for the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services for over 10 years. Prior to his stint with the city, Danny worked in the private sector on stream, wetland and natural area restoration projects. Danny first connected with Depave through his work with the city, and is excited to further his local impact serving on the board of directors. Raised in the Portland area (go Blazers!) with Minnesota roots (Skol Vikings!), Danny likes to spend his free time with his family hiking and camping and enjoying the outdoors. Contact Danny

Cooper Morrow – Treasurer

Cooper has been volunteering with Depave since he tore up his first asphalt at the SE Uplift offices in 2010. Since then he has continued to get dirty at as many projects as possible while trying to manage more and break his back less. Cooper arrived in Portland in 2008 from Cambridge (MA) where, like here, he primarily worked for small to medium-sized tech firms. A Geology major with an Environmental Studies minor from Colgate University (NY) who needs outlets for his passion for conservation and clean energy. Find Cooper on Twitter or Contact Cooper

Kasandra Griffin

Kasandra launched Depave with Arif Khan (see Depave Alumni) in 2007-8, and then took a two-year sabbatical while she earned a Masters in Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley. She returned in the fall of 2011 and has served on the Board ever since, first as Treasurer and now as Vice President.  She serves on Depave’s Executive, Fundraising, and Policy committees and has coordinated our recent board retreats and recruiting processes. Kasandra’s day job is at Upstream Public Health, where she works on food policy and school health. Her prior professional experience includes promoting public awareness of water quality issues for the Oregon Environmental Council, managing finances and fundraising at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, and coordinating System Development Charges for the Portland Parks Bureau. Contact Kasandra

Ted Labbe

Ted is a habitat biologist who works on land use policy and fish and wildlife conservation. He has worked for Indian Tribes, nonprofit organizations, as well as Oregon and Washington departments of Fish and Wildlife. Ted is a native Oregonian and enjoys running wild rivers, backpacking, trail running, gardening, botanizing, and destroying pavement. He has witnessed first-hand the devastating impacts of stormwater on downstream aquatic habitats. He has been instrumental in permitting projects, raingarden design, grant-writing, organizing volunteers and working with contractors. Ted heads up Depave’s policy working group. Contact Ted

Tram Hoang

Tram Hoang is a proud Portland native and foodie with deep family roots in Vietnam. She graduated in 2014 from Oregon State University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Public Health. She is extremely interested in the relationship between public health, built environment, and public policy. Her passion lies in working with community members and stakeholders to pursue social justice in all of those areas and beyond. Tram is an alumni of the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Institute, and currently serves on the Multnomah County Public Health Advisory Board. Her favorite thing about depaving is the social capital that it harnesses in communities. She looks forward to empowering communities of all kinds through the transformation of shared spaces! Contact Tram

 Teresa Hunstinger

Teresa is an environmental professional with more than 15 years of nonprofit experience working at the Coalition for a Livable Future and Oregon Environmental Council. She is currently following her passion for urban water resources and green design by pursuing an environmental engineering masters degree at Portland State University. She has served on the board of Johnson Creek Watershed Council and she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo, West Africa. Teresa joined the Depave board in November 2015.  Contact Teresa