Verde Landscape - Staff
Landscape Program Manager
Rose’s current role encompasses program oversight, projects and grants management, partner communications, and staff development. She has over ten years of project and grants management experience, and five years of program management. She is bilingual in Spanish and English and has a deep commitment to social justice and labor justice.
Rose grew up in Portland, is an alumni of Portland Community College and Portland State University and has been involved in the region’s community building, public health, and environmental fields.
Landscape Program Coordinator
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 passionate about working at the intersection of environmental sustainability and social equity through her work at Verde Landscape.
Landscape Crew Supervisor
As the Landscape Crew Supervisor, Mateo schedules crews, supervises crews’ on-site project progress, and coordinates the procurement and scheduled use of resources for Landscape projects. Mateo has a high level of expertise in regional habitat restoration, including the following skills: urban forestry, native plant identification, and overall natural landscaping project coordination and management. Mateo is motivated by the ecological impact of the services Verde Landscape provides; he has a passion for environmentalism that connects back to the natural environment where he was raised in San Blas, Mexico. Mateo came to Verde in 2008, with a background in construction. In his free time, Mateo likes to play soccer and play the guitar.