Sustainability AdvisorsWhen you sign up for our program, you will be contacted by one of our Sustainability Advisors who will serve as your personal contact during this process. Our Advisors each have widely varied and diverse backgrounds, which enables us to match you with the best possible contact for your specific type of organization.
Paul de Block
With over a decade of experience in resource efficiency, Paul has helped hundreds of businesses reduce their environmental impacts. His current focus is on assisting commercial property managers in providing their tenants with education and inspiration to improve their sustainability programs. Paul is also involved with the regional Healthcare Roundtable, which helps bring healthcare facilities together to work on the unique challenges in that field.
Paul's two young children keep him busy, but he does occasionally get a chance to tend his garden, learn bicycle maintenance, and go out to dinner with his wife, Chloe, to one of Portland's extraordinary restaurants.
Yvonne enjoys being out in the community, engaging with businesses and community members to raise environmental awareness and to learn more about the great work happening in our city. She provides technical assistance to businesses in the areas of resource efficiency and sustainable operations.
When Yvonne is not at work, you'll find her either in her garden or playing with her lovable pit bull, Princess.
Genevieve enjoys working with employees and businesses to create recycling and composting systems that are user friendly and easy to understand. With a special focus on recycling and composting at public places and events, Genevieve is eager to guide businesses in making mindful purchasing, consumption and reuse or disposal practices.
She looks forward to the future when kids grow up knowing more reuses for waste than disposal options.
As one of the predominate faces behind the program's main phone and email, Lindsey will likely help you at some point in your work with us. As a Master Recycler, Lindsey is happy to answer all of your recycling questions or to connect you with other staff and partners to get all of your sustainability questions answered whether it's how to recycle odd plastics or how to turn your roof into a garden.
A native Oregonian and Reed College grad, Lindsey is excited by innovation in sustainability, especially from the Portland community. She loves helping Portland businesses show how a triple bottom line - people, planet, and profit – is a business model to be emulated.
Elle, our sustainability analyst, is the voice behind our social media presence on Twitter and Facebook. When not tweeting, she also assists businesses, manages our website and provides data analysis and information management for the program.
For over 16 years, Elle has worked to incorporate sustainable practices in the private, non-profit and academic sectors. As a native Portlander, she's excited to now serve her hometown.
Elle, a Master Recycler and Lewis & Clark College alumna, is fluent in sarcasm and enjoys running, Oregon summers, problem-solving and practical jokes.
Kim assists businesses with finding resources and technical assistance that enable them to become more sustainable. She has been with the bureau for the past seven years, including as a planner with the bureau's District Liaison program assisting with neighborhood planning projects in North and Outer East Portland. She has a degree in Community Development, a passion for Portland, and brings over 20 years of experience working with private, nonprofit and governmental organizations to her discussions with businesses throughout the city.