Verde Landscape - Staff

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Ricardo Moreno

Landscape Program Manager

ricardomoreno@verdenw.org

Ricardo Moreno has over 15 years of supervision and project management experience in Portland, OR and in Mexico City, where he grew up and launched his career. Since arriving in Portland, he has applied this experience within the landscaping, design, and construction fields, where he has also utilized his academic training in Industrial Design and Drafting Technology (from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and Portland Community College). In addition, he has gained an understanding of the nonprofit sector and the issues impacting low-income communities as the manager of an affordable housing development owned by Hacienda CDC, where Verde recruits most of its workforce.

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Mateo Fletes

Landscape Crew Supervisor

Mateo Fletes was born and grew up in Nayarit, Mexico. In 2003 he moved to Oregon and attended High School. Soon after, he worked in the construction field. In 2008 he joined Verde. He likes working at Verde because he is learning new techniques to protect the environment. In his free time, he likes to play soccer and play the guitar. He wants to learn more about construction and landscaping and eventually start his own business.

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Carlina Arango

Landscape Program Coordinator

carlinaarango@verdenw.org

As Verde’s Landscape Program Coordinator, Carlina is the training liaison for the Landscape Crew Member’s training program. She works with Verde staff and other partners to develop effective training, recruitment and hiring pathways for the crew. She also provides administrative support to the Verde Landscape Program Manager. Carlina grew up in Chicago, attended college in rural Iowa, and moved to Portland in 2016 to experience the great city and the natural and dynamic beauty the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Since moving to Portland, she has ran public health and environmental campaigns through OSPIRG and Environment Oregon, and has worked with Ecotrust’s Food & Farm team on a regional food systems project. She is really excited to work at the intersection of environmental sustainability and social equity through her work at Verde Landscape.