Elephants Delicatessen

A locally-owned company since 1979, Elephants Delicatessen pioneered the gourmet food industry in the Pacific Northwest and now has seven Portland-metro area retail locations and a busy catering and events company, all serving great local foods prepared from scratch. A certified B Corporation, Elephants Delicatessen prides itself on sustainable practices and voluntarily meets a higher standard of transparency and accountability, using the power […]

Foundry Collective

Foundry Collective helps rural communities create and operate Main Street Entrepreneurial Centers providing resources to innovators and small businesses. It envisions Rural communities with strong, vibrant, and creative entrepreneurial ecosystems that contribute to improved prosperity and enjoyment of life. Foundry Collective works to promote inclusive and equitable entrepreneurship by providing places where ideas take root […]

Matthew Koren

Matthew Koren serves as the Partnership Manager for Conscious Capitalism Portland. He met with Amy Powell back when she co-founded the chapter with Jody Foster and Kymm Nelsen in 2017 in support of their project, but he was just about to move abroad to South America for an 18-month assignment. When he got back to […]

Vawn Shandy Hicks

Vawn Hicks

Vawn Shandy Hicks is the Co-Chair and Marketing Manager of Conscious Capitalism Portland. After attending the Portland Chapter’s first Elevate Business conference in 2018, Vawn experienced several ah-ha moments as she learned about the 4 tenets (Higher Purpose, Stakeholder Orientation, Conscious Leadership, Conscious Culture), and how easy they made it to understand something that is […]

Kymm Nelsen

Kymm Nelsen

Kymm Nelsen is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Conscious Capitalism Portland. Her inspiration to start the chapter sparked in early 2016 after reading Everybody Matters, where the authors mentioned the movement in tandem with the philosophy that business is heroic and a force for good in uplifting humanity. She immediately reached out to Conscious Capitalism Inc. […]

Jake Kindrachuk

Jake Kindrachuk

Jake is an experienced finance executive specializing in private equity and direct investing in privately-held companies, business valuation, analysis of key financial business drivers, capital structures (debt and equity) and debt financings. Before founding Village Family Capital, he was with Endeavour Capital, a private equity firm based in the Northwest with $1.5 billion under management, […]

Craig Hill

Craig Hill

Craig Hill enjoys good conversations. In many ways, he is fortunate his life is basically a series of interesting discussions. By day, he works at Beneficial State Bank, a B Corp triple-bottom-line bank, where he talks with people and businesses about their values and how to best align their dollars with those values. Craig is […]

Andrew Nelson

Andrew Nelson

Andrew is Director of Workplace Advising, overseeing Human Investing’s 401(k) and endowments/foundations business. During his 10 years at Human Investing meeting with employees and guiding retirement plan committees has increased his passion for improving financial outcomes for all. Andrew lives in Portland, OR with his wife Marigrace, and their two daughters. 

Serilda Summers-McGee

Serilda Summers-McGee

Serilda Summers-McGee is the Founder and Principal of Workplace Change, LLC, a Human Resources firm created to guide, advise, and encourage the business world through internal as well as external growth and transition, while incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into HR systems. Serilda has been an HR/DEI innovator for over 15 years, honing her ability […]

Dr Linda Ackerman Anderson

Dr Linda Ackerman Anderson

Dr. Linda Ackerman Anderson is an international speaker, bestselling author, and strategic advisor to the C-Suite. For forty years, she has been guiding visionary leaders of America’s Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and global non-profit organizations to transform themselves and their organizations to Achieve Breakthrough in business results, culture, leadership, and executive team performance. Linda […]