Terry Campbell started his career in the sustainable wood products industry in 2000. In 2004, he started a sustainable wood products consulting practice focused on training, certification expertise and marketing for wood product companies. Joining Sustainable Northwest Wood in 2014 he now works at the intersect of using wood products to protect ecosystem services, provide economic development, and connect people to place. When he is not talking about sustainable wood he enjoys going on trips with his wife, rock climbing and racing his cyclocross bike for the Beermongers Cycle Club. He is the co-creator of Sustainable Building Week.
Webly Bowles is a Senior Project Manager at New Buildings Institute. As a licensed architect, she cares deeply about sustainability in the built environment and knows that Portland does too. Webly’s a co-creator of Sustainable Building Week. Her initial vision of SBW was for all local professional organizations to collaborate and illustrate the feasibility of sustainable design and construction. SBW has become so much more! Rain or shine, you can find Webly riding her red Vespa, or her vintage Vespa (converted to electric) to vegan ice cream shops.
Talya Naftali is a sustainability and ESG consultant. While working on a biodynamic farm in California, she learned about the parallel between growing and building regeneratively. After the farm, she went on to earn her Masters in Real Estate Development, and a degree in Energy Policy & Management at Portland State University, focusing on sustainability in the built environment. As an attendee at previous Sustainable Building Weeks, she wanted to help drive sustainable and resilient endeavors here in Portland to keep Portland green.
With over 25 years’ experience in construction and building science, Alex Boetzel is a Certified Passive House Consultant and has consulted on dozens of LEED, Passivhaus, high-performance and green residential projects in the US as well as in Europe. He plans and executes Green Hammer’s innovation concepts, technical training, including building envelope and HVAC, and ensures quality control of envelope, energy, and water systems in design, construction, and commissioning. Under his leadership, Green Hammer has consulted on over 200,000 square feet of commercial multifamily, office, retail, academic, industrial, and single family residential Passivhaus projects designed, built, or retrofitted in Oregon to date. Alex plays an essential role as a companywide resource for brainstorming and ensuring we come up with the best solutions to any challenge. His role as Chief Innovation Officer allows him to flow through all of our company operations, teams and projects as a ‘free radical’ ensuring his wisdom and innovative expertise is pervasive throughout the organization.
Alex, a native Berliner, might be caught out dancing at 80s night with his loving wife Rebecca, or at home playing the drums with his ‘free radical’ son Jude. Otherwise he might be chasing his chickens, working on his home, or brewing beer and dreaming of the day Green Hammer ‘brewed’ beer in addition to ‘built’ for life.
Anne Gire works as a project coordinator supporting commercial and multi-family residential building design and construction teams across the country to complete the necessary technical documentation for green building certification. In addition, she works on sustainability master planning for portfolio clients to understand their global warming potential through whole-building embodied and operational carbon analyses. Typical projects include LEED, WELL Standard, Fitwel, and Living Building Challenge. In her previous roles in environmental management, she worked on the cleanup and remediation of the Willamette River Superfund sites, and has also completed energy efficiency upgrades in the households of low-income and individuals with disabilities.
Anne arrived to Portland in 1996 with her parents and sister (and nephew arrived later) and lives a full life of camping, cats, live music, city life, and the all-season opportunity to explore every river, mountain, and forest that the Pacific Northwest provides.
Co-Founder and past Chair