Meet Our Staff

If you would like to reach Friends of Trees and aren’t sure which staff member to contact, please write us at FOT@FriendsofTrees.org.

Below are some helpful direct numbers*:

Buy a Tree: 503-595-0212

Volunteer: 503-595-0213

Donate: 503-595-0214

*Please note that to all of our staff are primarily working from home or in the field and only periodically have access to voicemail. We appreciate your patience and understanding!

Our staff members are listed in alphabetical order, starting with the Portland office, followed by the Eugene office. We’d love to hear from you!

Want to learn more about the Tree Team? Check out Beneath the Bark for some fun facts, tidbits and secrets!

Portland Staff

Kathy Armstrong

Development & Communications Director
She/Her/Hers
Certified Master Gardener
503-467-2512

Carey Aroonsuck

Volunteer & Operations Administrator
She/Her/Hers
Habla español (Nivel intermedio)
503-467-2531

Jenny Bedell-Stiles

Volunteer & Outreach Manager
She/Her/Hers
503-467-2528

Ian Bonham

Neighborhood Trees Senior Specialist
He/Him/His
ISA Certified Arborist, PN-9204A
503-467-2525

Whitney Dorer

Deputy Director
She/Her/Hers
ISA Certified Arborist, PN-9156A
Habla español (intermedio)
503-467-2521

Sam Erman

Corporate & Business Relations Specialist
He/Him/His
503-765-6585
SamE@FriendsofTrees.org

Mary Harrell

Office Manager
She/Her/Hers
503-467-2510

Kristina Kavonian

Neighborhood Trees Customer Service Specialist
She/Her/Hers
503-467-2529
Habla español
Ich spreche Deutsch

Manuel Ku

Field Specialist
He/Him/His

Andrew Land

Neighborhood Trees Senior Specialist
He/Him/His
ISA Certified Arborist, PN-7456A
Habla español (Nivel intermedio)
Home orchardist and pruning resource
503-467-2518

Harrison Layer

Green Space Specialist
He/Him/His
503-467-2534
HarrisonL@FriendsofTrees.org

Adam Marx

Field Technician
He/Him/His
503-467-2537
AdamM@FriendsofTrees.org

Gabriel Mendez

Volunteer & Outreach Specialist
He/Him/His
503-467-2523
Habla español (intermedio)

Haley Miller

Neighborhood Trees Specialist
She/Her/Hers
503-467-2517

Rudolph R. Roquemore II

Contract & Events Specialist
He/Him/His
503-467-2516

Christine Smith

Neighborhood Trees Specialist
She/Her/Hers
Habla español (Nivel intermedio)
503-467-2526

Aliya Smyth

Development Specialist
She/Her/Hers
503-467-2524

Armani Thomas

Neighborhood Trees Specialist
He/Him/His
503-467-2530

Yashar Vasef

Executive Director
He/Him/His
503-467-2514

Litzy Venturi

Neighborhood Trees Specialist
She/Her/Hers
503-467-2519

Meng Vue

Green Space Specialist
He/Him/His
503-467-2522

Michelle Yasutake

Green Space Program Manager
She/Her/Hers
503-467-2520

Eugene Staff

Erik Burke

Eugene Director
They/Them/Theirs
ISA Certified Arborist, PN-6956AM
Landscape Construction Professional, #15562
541-632-3683

Taylor Glass

Volunteer & Program Specialist
She/Her/Hers
541-632-3683

Jeff Lanza

Planting Program Manager
ISA Certified Arborist, PN-8094A
541-632-3683

Becca Snowdale

Volunteer and Planting Specialist
She/Her/Hers
541-632-3683