Warren Jimenez — Executive Director
Warren joins The Intertwine Alliance with 20 years of city government and nonprofit experience. He most recently served as the National Urban Conservation Finance Director at the Trust for Public Land, where he advised city leaders about how to create funding to ensure there’s a great park within a 10-minute walk of every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America. Working with communities from Lynnwood, WA, to Denver, CO, he supported their aspirations for creating and sustaining parks, trails and natural areas that inspire and engage them.
Prior to that experience, Warren served as the Assistant Director at Portland Parks & Recreation. In this role, Warren was a champion and manager of the bureau’s strategic plan, directed the development of the budget, and engaged teams to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
Warren spends as much time as possible exploring our region's parks, trail and natural areas with his family and dog. He has also been known for going on the occasional run along downtown Portland's waterfront park.
Contact Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lyndsey Boyle — Administrative & Events Coordinator
Lyndsey has a background in data analysis and science, and a passion for natural areas, social justice and sustainability. She served as an intern for The Intertwine Alliance in 2014-2015, and has made her way back to the organization while she pursues her Master of Science in Environmental Management at Portland State University. She is currently researching the correlation between air pollution and community health outcomes in the Portland Metro region.
In her free time, Lyndsey enjoys doing yard work and tending to her vegetable garden, film photography, crafting and living in East Portland with her cat and dog.
Lyndsey's role: Lyndsey oversees office administration and the planning of Intertwine Alliance events and gatherings.
Contact Lyndsey at email@example.com for general information and about becoming a partner, membership questions and upcoming events.
David Cohen — Program Director
David comes to The Intertwine Alliance with 30 years of nonprofit management and program development experience. For four years he was the executive director of the Friends of Tryon Creek, one of the region’s leading providers of innovative environmental programs focusing on children and with a strong community-based restoration program. David spent the better portion of his career working in the arts before moving into the world of nature-based organizations. He has a strong history with organizational advancement, strategic planning, event management, capital projects and facility development.
David is an avid birder, as well as an artist whose work often focuses on botanical imagery.
David's role: David oversees The Intertwine Alliance's programs and annual summits. This includes supporting collaborative efforts by managing projects, facilitating connections and building networks.
Contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org about joining the Intertwine Project Network, getting support for your collaborative project, or learning how to build capacity through your project's partnerships.
Katie Gavares — Equity Program Coordinator
Katie’s background is in nature-based education, where she has worked at creating culturally responsive curriculum and diversifying the environmental education field in Oregon. Prior to joining The Intertwine Alliance, she worked with Straub Environmental Center and the Willamette Outdoor Program, increasing kids' and families' access to nature and implementing equity lenses in outdoor recreation and environmental education organizations. Katie recently moved from Salem, where she attended Willamette University studying Earth and Environmental Science and Spanish. She is excited to explore Portland and to engage with new communities in the city.
Katie spends as much time as she can outside enjoying sunny days, camping, foraging for food, and playing in the great parks and rivers around the Willamette Valley.
Katie’s role: Katie coordinates our equity cohorts and oversees the implementation of The Intertwine Alliance equity lens into our daily operations.
Contact Katie at email@example.com about The Intertwine Alliance's equity strategy or equity cohorts.
Tara Wilkinson — Communications Manager
A print journalist by training, Tara has worked in the field of nonprofit communications and development since moving to Portland in 1999. Prior to joining The Intertwine Alliance in 2014, she worked for Open Adoption & Family Services, Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel, and Oregon Food Bank.
Tara spends as much time as possible wandering outside, looking for salamanders, frogs, lizards and other little critters -- and initiating her 10-year-old into the joys of nature. They also like to cook together, read good books, spend time with friends of all kinds, and shoot clumsy hoops at the park down the street.
Tara's role: Tara manages all Intertwine Alliance communication channels and strategies, along with the NW Family Daycation mobile app project.
Contact Tara at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or ideas about the website, monthly newsletter, partner listserv, Outside Voice blog, social media, NW Family Dayaction app, or with media inquiries.