Verde Landscape - Advisors
Drawn to the Pacific NW in 1994, Todd immediately fell in love with Portland and the abundance of green space and nature. River trips, camping and the occasional music festival are primary extracurricular activities if there is not a Timbers soccer game. Todd and his wife Megan love to harvest, share and eat food from their garden in NE Portland. Friends and family are always welcome at our home as we enjoy hosting guests and entertaining. Todd’s love of nature, passion for the planet, years of landscape experience and Miami University business school led him to start his own business.
Todd Blossom is the president of Portland based landscape company Blossom Earthworks. Originally started in Portland in 1999 as Gardens with Blossom, Todd and Blossom Earthworks has grown to reflect a wide range of landscape services that pay particular attention to energy sources, material usage, sustainability, economics and other environmental impacts.
Farmworker Housing Development Corporation
Roberto is a native Oregonian. He has been the Executive Director of FHDC (Farmworker Housing Development Corporation) since 2005. Roberto has over 20 years of leadership experience founding and managing nonprofits with a strong focus on organizational development. In 2015 he received from University of Oregon Department of Planning Public Policy & Management the Outstanding Service to Oregon award. In 2011 he was one of nine presenters asked to speak at the first White House Conference on Rental Housing in America.
Beyond the nuts and bolts of the highly complex systems for affordable housing development, Roberto spends much of his time on public policy relating to Latinos and farmworkers in affordable housing at local, state and national levels. He currently is working on housing public policy issues at in Oregon and Washington DC as well as lobbying the State Legislature.