Shanna Brownstein started WISE in April 2010 when her then-boss went on an awesome rafting trip down the Rogue River with business leaders, but no women were invited to participate. She is the Manager of Government & Community Affairs at NW Natural where she focuses on the nexus between energy usage and climate change. She has traveled extensively throughout the world, has led outdoor trips in New England and abroad, and is a certified whitewater rafting guide. In her spare time, she likes exploring urban parks, hiking, skiing, and hanging with her family. Shanna received a Masters of Public Administration from Columbia University and a B.A. in Government and International Studies from Colby College.
Wendy Gibson is an Energy Efficiency Coach and Program Manager for CLEAResult where she focuses on teaching organizations how to develop, implement and sustain a Strategic Energy Management program that engages both people and buildings. Wendy became interested in behavior and change management while working at the City of Portland where, as the City’s Sustainable Operations and Maintenance Manager, she managed over 4 million square feet of City building assets. In this role Wendy developed the City’s first sustainable building program and led the way viewing facilities through a more wholistic and strategic role. Wendy has BS in Sociology from Santa Clara University and a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State. In her spare time she enjoys anything the outdoors has to offer, running and reading.
Janna (JJ) Green is native Oregonian and a licensed Realtor in Portland with a passion for sustainable design. She was born and raised on the Oregon coast before earning her two degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies at University of Oregon’s Clark Honors College. She has over a decade of real estate, remodeling, construction and environmental design experience. JJ spent over 5 years working with non-profit energy efficiency consultancies helping utility companies and homeowners retrofit homes to modern (or better) energy and safety standards. JJ now serves on the Oregon Environmental Council’s Emerging Leaders Board. In her spare time, JJ enjoys building furniture, hiking, biking and searching out Portland’s best eats.
Jami Haaning is has a broad sustainability background with experience in watershed restoration, waste reduction, energy efficiency and corporate social responsibility. She is currently a Corporate Responsibility Manager at Ecova where she focuses on strategic corporate initiatives that integrate sustainability principles into Ecova’s culture and business practices. Originally from Indiana, Jami received her B.S. in Environmental Sciences with a focus on ecology and habitat restoration. The mountains and rivers of Oregon drew her to Portland over fifteen years ago. Jami eventually went on to earn a M.S. in Education and a Sustainability Certificate from Portland State University. In her spare time Jami enjoys traveling, exploring Oregon’s wilderness, tending her garden and sharing food with friends.