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SOLVE has moved offices! As of August 1, 2022, our new address is 1501 SW Jefferson St. Portland, OR 97201

Tony Arnell, Development Director (he/him)


“Adapt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson



 Emily Berend, Community Event Coordinator (she/her)


"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life." -Rachel Carlson



Kris Carico,  Chief Executive Officer (she/her)


“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” - Dr. Seuss



Dedie Cameron,  Development Manager (she/her)


"Love is active, not passive. It is our love for one another, for Mother Earth, for our fellow creatures that compels us to act on their behalf." - Laurence Overmire


Larissa Gordon, Senior Development Corporate Giving Manager (she/her)


"Be honest, be silly, be kind." - Ralph Waldo Emerson



Natalie Hayashibara, Staff Accountant (she/her)


 "Life is uncertain, eat dessert first." - Unknown



Meah Kacirek, Executive Assistant (she/her)


 “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu



Sara Lister, Finance Director (she/her)


"Love is so exquisitely elusive. It cannot be bought, cannot be badgered, cannot be hijacked. It is available only in one rare form: as the natural response of a healthy mind and healthy heart." - Eknath Easwaran 


Dave Lowe, Program Manager (he/him)


"Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another." - Juvenal 



 Taylor Neitzke, Program Director (she/her)


 “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke



Aaron Shilkaitis, Senior Development Individual Giving Manager (he/his)


“The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.”― Alan Ashley-Pitt


 Jessica Tierney, Program Coordinator (she/her)


 “Look for the helpers.” – Mr. Rogers







1501 SW Jefferson St. 
Portland, OR 97201
Tax Id #93-0579286