John was a Principal Environmental Engineer with Intel Corporation where he worked to increase effectiveness and efficiency of Environmental, Health and Safety programs. He was previously manager of Design for the Environment programs in new manufacturing technology development – to set and ensure new semiconductor manufacturing processes meet environmental performance targets and don’t cause environmental problems when transferred to high volume manufacturing factories. Previously at Intel, he developed the Pollution Prevention elements for the Pollution Prevention in Permitting Project (P4) – a collaboration between USEPA, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and Intel to develop permits that promote pollution prevention, and has had responsibility for environmental compliance at manufacturing facilities and environmental design of new factories
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Edinburgh, UK, and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. John and his wife, Janet, have two daughters and enjoy travel, bicycle riding and getting into the great outdoors.
Rodney is a partner with Cascadia Law Group PLLC, a Northwest environmental law firm. He has worked on many of our region’s most important environmental issues for the past 25 years. He has also helped create and reform many of our existing environmental regulatory systems, including the Model Toxics Control Act, the Growth Management Act, and the Regulatory Reform Act. He most recently served on the Washington State Climate Action Team and on the Washington State Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation.
Rod is an honors graduate of the University of Texas Law School, where he served as Articles Editor for the Texas Law Review. After law school, he clerked for Judge Homer Thornberry of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Clayton is the Source Control Manager for Clean Water Services, a sanitary sewer and surface water management public utility serving over 500,000 customers in Washington County, Oregon.
As the Source Control Manager, Clayton is responsible for several environmental programs including Industrial Pretreatment, Industrial Storm Water, Pollution Prevention, and Water Quality Investigations.
Clayton is an award-winning clean water industry professional with over 21 years of pollution control and water treatment experience. He demonstrates innovative leadership, team building and coaching skills with the ability to motivate staff incorporating holistic and collaborative communication. Clayton has proven program and project management skills with demonstrated capacity to drive projects to successful completion. He is responsible for numerous process improvements resulting in significant resource and capital savings and is active in several industry associations.
Clayton has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Portland State University, and a Masters in Business Administration from George Fox University.
Clayton lives with his wife, Tricia, in Newberg, Oregon. They enjoy spending time with their grandchildren at their little off-the-grid cabin near Lake Cushman, Washington.
Pete is a CPA with the Bellevue, WA, accounting firm Clark Nuber. As a principal in the firm’s audit practice, Pete is a gifted project manager, who not only manages large, complex projects for clients, but has also developed project management tools that his peers use for their clients. Pete’s experience with specialty audits and his forensic skills are proving to be a valuable resource for clients in need of a fraud investigation.
Pete graduated Cum Laude from Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting. He is active in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and is also a board member of the WSCPA, which serves nearly 10,000 CPAs in Washington.
When he’s not assisting clients, Pete is the drummer in his firm’s blues band. He and his wife, Kelli, also enjoy hiking, running, and camping—just about anything outdoors. The couple has two young children.
John is a partner with Perkins Coie’s Environment, Energy & Resources practice, which focuses his practice on helping clients in developing and structuring business and commercial endeavors, particularly in the areas of project development, energy, natural resources and fisheries. He also represents clients in environmental and regulatory issues before Congress, federal and state agencies, administrative bodies and the courts.
John served as the Regional Administrator for Region 10 of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he was responsible for managing the EPA’s in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. While serving at the EPA he took the lead on implementing several major initiatives, including a compromise with the U.S. Forest Service that resolved environmental concerns for harvesting fire-damaged salvage timber; water quality programs to protect endangered salmon; and implementing enhanced and streamlined environmental safeguards for future oil, gas, and mining development in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
Scott is a senior research scientist in the Knowledge Discovery and Informatics group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Scott has worked on a wide array of pollution prevention and sustainability related projects throughout his 28 year career at PNNL. His research career has ranged from pilot plant development of biofuels technology and policy development, to lifecycle analysis and green process design research. Scott is a recognized authority on the role of information technology in promoting pollution prevention, combining an information technology background and a hands-on working knowledge of pollution prevention. Scott has served in an advisory role on pollution prevention issues for a number of organizations including the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Waste Reduction Program, the National Science Foundation, Washington State Department of Ecology, and the Washington Governor’s Commission on Sustainable Development. He participated in the development of Pollution Prevention Codes of Practice developed by SOCMA (the Synthetic and Organic Chemical Manufacturer’s Association. He has served as a proposal reviewer for the National Science Foundation; the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Waste Reduction Program, and the Northwest Pollution Prevention Research Center.
In 1989, Scott received an R&D 100 award from R&D Magazine, for his role in a novel biomass energy gasification project carried out by Pacific Northwest Laboratory. He has also received an award from the Federal Laboratories Consortium for Excellence in Technology Transfer. He is a co-inventor on 2 U.S. patents and numerous international patents. Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from University of Washington. He is an avid professional photographer, having once served as photographer for the Seattle Seahawks football team. He is married to Laura and together they’ve raised two boys. He is now a grandfather of two children.
Roger is Vice President and Senior Scientist at Staples, Inc., a position he has held since July 2009 when Corporate Express was acquired by Staples. Before joining Staples, Roger was Vice President and Chief Science Officer for Corporate Express with headquarters in Broomfield, CO, a position he held from May 2006 until 2009. Before joining Corporate Express, Roger was Vice President of Technical Services and Product Development for Coastwide Laboratories with headquarters in Portland, OR, a position he held from1988 until 2006 when Corporate Express acquired Coastwide Laboratories. Before joining Coastwide, Roger worked as a consulting chemist and product engineer for several chemical manufacturing companies in both the U.S. and Canada.
Roger sits on the California Green Ribbon Science Panel and was recently appointed to the California Green Products Innovation Institute. He is a charter member of the Green Chemistry Commerce Council (GC3) and currently co-chairs a committee to advance Green Chemistry and the EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Formulator Initiatives. McFadden is former chairman of the Building Maintenance Curriculum Trade Advisory Committee at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR and served on the Chemical Risk and Information System (CRIS) advisory board for Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, OR. Roger was the chairman of Oregon Governor Kitzhaber’s Community Sustainability Council Workgroup for Coatings and Cleaning. Roger currently sits on the non-profit GreenBlue Institute Board of Directors and chairs the Programs Committee. Roger is active on the Steering Committee and several Technical Advisory Committee of the EPA Design for the Environment and GreenBlue CleanGredients Program. Roger is a member of the ISSA Transpare Ecoform green labeling core committee to design green labeling standards.
Holding a Master’s degree in chemistry, Roger is a frequent speaker for health care organizations, educational institutions, public agencies and private corporations. He speaks on a variety of environmental, safety and health topics including Greening the Supply Chain to Meet Your Sustainability Objectives, Cleaning up the Toxic Supply Chain, Building a Supply Chain with an Environmental Conscience, Insuring a Future for our Grandkids, Supply Chain Management for the Future, Small Things Make a Big Difference and many other related topics.
Marjorie MartzEmerson recently retired from Hewlett-Packard after more than 34 years of technical environmental assessment and regulatory analysis work.
At HP, Marjorie provided environmental support to product research, development, and manufacturing teams worldwide. Her most recent role was the Materials Compliance Program Manager for the Americas Region. She was formerly the air quality program manager leading studies evaluating volatile organic compound emissions across the portfolio of HP printers and presses. She also served as the product stewardship manager for inkjet supplies, and as a product steward for a wide range of printing and imaging devices.
Prior to HP, Marjorie had a wide range of experience with the University of California (Environmental Health and Safety Director), Los Alamos National Laboratory (Environmental Surveillance Group Leader), Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (senior environmental scientist), the EPA Office of Research and Development, (TSCA test methods development), state government (Air Quality Program Manager for Stationary Sources), and consulting on a wide range of air quality, toxicology, substance fate and transport, remediation, and environmental impact issues.
She has a master degree in environmental health and a doctorate in environmental science and engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.