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Announcing Salmon-Safe board expansion

Friday, November 21, 2014

Salmon-Safe is pleased to announce that environmental innovators from the sustainable business, architectural design, and conservation strategy communities have joined our 10-person board of directors to help guide our West Coast expansion. 

New members include:

 

Christian Ettinger is brewmaster and owner of Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB). Utilizing sustainable practices in both the construction and operations of HUB, Ettinger strives to implement thoughtful environmental alternatives throughout the company.
Prior to opening Hopworks, Ettinger was the brewmaster at Laurelwood Pub and Brewery, where he was awarded the World Beer Cup Champion Brewmaster Award in 2004. Christian began his brewing career in his parents’ kitchen and fell in love with beer while living in Cologne, Germany as an exchange student in 1993. After graduating from University of Oregon School of Business, which included a brewing internship at Oregon Fields Brewery, Christian attended the American Brewers Guild and worked at Eugene City Brewery, Bridgeport Brewery, Old World Pub and Brewery and finally Laurelwood. Christian never took direction well and struck out on his own in 2006. Brandie, Christian’s wife of 16 years, Julian (age 9) and Evelyn (age 6) complete the family and make it all worthwhile. Traveling, cycling, snowboarding and hiking are the means to the perfect pint.

Brook Muller is acting dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at University of Oregon. Professor Muller examines synergies between ecological processes and urban development. He considers relationships between architects' initial conceptual organizational ideas and the environmental responsiveness of what is built. He teaches design studio as well as courses in architectural theory, urban ecological design and sustainability. He serves as director for the Graduate Certificate Program in Ecological Design within the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Oregon in 2004, Muller was the director of a program in sustainable environments and an assistant professor at California Polytechnic State University, where he was honored with the Wesley Ward Outstanding Teaching Award in 2002. In collaboration with ecologist Josh Cerra, Muller developed the guidelines and project descriptions for the 2008 Portland Metro design competition "Integrating Habitats." Muller’s book "Ecology and the Architectural Imagination" was published by Routledge in 2014.

Krystyna Wolniakowski works with foundations and public agency clients to create conservation grant programs, facilitate strategic planning, and develop fundraising and partnership opportunities at the local, regional and national levels. She was the Director for the Western Partnership Office in Portland from 2000-2014 developing and managing conservation grantmaking programs in 7 western states, including the launch of the Alaska Fish and Wildlife Fund, the Oregon Governors Fund for the Environment and the Washington State Community Salmon Fund developing partnerships, identifying conservation strategies and engaging scientists and volunteers in restoration and protection initiatives. She recently received awards for outstanding conservation achievements from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska and the Jackson Hole One Fly Foundation in Wyoming. Prior to NFWF, Krystyna worked for 10 years as a fisheries biologist and program manager in the Water Quality Division of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. From 1990-2000, she worked overseas with the German Marshall Fund. Krystyna earned her B.S. degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-EauClaire, and M.S. in oceanographic sciences from Oregon State University.

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