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We at SOLVE, have taken time to reflect on the challenging and traumatic events of the past few weeks, and how we can support Black communities in Oregon. We have a lot of work to do. As anti-racism requires collective action, we vow to listen, learn, and adopt best practices, both internally and externally, to improve engagement opportunities that are accessible and rewarding to all.

To read SOLVE’s full Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement, please click here.

Emily Berend, Program Assistant


"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


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



Dedie Cameron,  Development Coordinator


"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


  Dan Daly, Program Coordinator Special Programs     


  “To live in this world, you must be able to do three things... to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and,    when the time comes to let it go, to let it go” - Mary Oliver


Larissa Gordon, Communications and Outreach Coordinator 


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



Natalie Hayashibara, Staff Accountant


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



Joy Hawkins, Program Director


"The care of our Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility." - Wendell Berry


Monica Kelly, Program and Sustainability Manager


"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." - William Bruce Cameron



Sara Lister, Finance Director


"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


Tristen Ross, Development Director


“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." – John Muir


Jon Schmidt, Program and Education Manager


"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." - Henry David Thoreau



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Suite 400
Portland, OR 97201
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