Tamara Staton helped start the Portland CCL Chapter in 2012 and has served as volunteer co-leader since then. She also serves as CCL Regional Coordinator for the Greater Pacific NW, supporting efforts in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii. Outside of CCL, Tamara is a consultant, facilitator, coach and educator with over 20 years experience in the fields of development and communication.
Daniela Brod has served as volunteer co-leader of the Portland CCL Chapter since 2015. She enjoys working with activists and accountants, conservatives and liberals, and young and old alike to pass climate legislation. CCL’s laser focus on a specific solution, along with its emphasis on respectful relationships, fits her own philosophy. Outside of CCL, you will find her enjoying the great outdoors with her two children.
Gary joined CCL in January of 2016 and jumped in feet first. He is also the Oregon and Hawaii coordinator. Gary is a retired army officer from the US Army reserve and a retired business executive. He has an MBA from the University of Michigan.
John served 20 years in the US military before moving to Portland in 2010. He believes climate change is likely society’s largest issue, and what most impacts his children’s future. His take on CCL: “CCL simply has the most elegant, exceptional solution, and the people involved are out-of-this-world wonderful! It is such a joy to witness first hand the powerful motivations of all the dedicated individuals who care about this cause.”
Kirsten Meneghello became a CCL member in 2014 and is currently the group’s liaison to Representative Suzanne Bonamici’s office. She also serves on the Membership Committee, helping to acclimate new CCL members. Kirsten is a Leadership and Executive Coach and loves the fact that CCL brings the “coach approach” of active listening and understanding others’ perspectives to climate advocacy.
Walt Mintkeski joined CCL Chapter in 2014 and soon became the Liaison for Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR03). His career as an environmental engineer focused on municipal water and wastewater treatment. He retired in 2004 to work on climate change, doing energy efficiency consulting for treatment plants and volunteering for The Nature Conservancy of Oregon.
Gordy leads the State Carbon Pricing Action Team. Because he worked in anti-poverty programs, Gordy realizes that low-income persons bear the brunt of carbon pollution and will be the most impacted by climate change. He volunteers with CCL and several Oregon-based organizations working to put a price on carbon. Gordy is also on the board of Our Climate and Solar Oregon.
Heather has been with Citizens’ Climate Lobby for five years and is currently leads the Writers Workshop Action Team. She appreciates CCL’s laser focus and its emphasis on positivity. As team lead, she supports members who wish to use their writing skills to educate people about CCL. When she is not volunteering, Heather enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, reading, crafting, and gardening.