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Seattle 2030 District Staff

Daniel Poppe, Executive Director

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Daniel Poppe is a sustainability professional with extensive experience in clean energy and nonprofit management. As Executive Director, he manages the programmatic and administrative functions of the Seattle 2030 District.

Before joining the 2030 District, Daniel worked for nonprofits focusing on clean energy equity, salmon conservation, and transportation. Daniel holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and an M.P.A. from the University of Washington.

Riley Lynch, Sustainability Program Manager

Contact Information: 206.390.4009

As the Sustainability Program Manager, Riley Lynch oversees the building performance and education programming for the Seattle 2030 District. She works with property owners/members, architects, engineers, contractors, and developers to achieve the 2030 targets.

Prior to joining the 2030 team, Riley worked for Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility and Senator Reuven Carlyle’s office in Olympia. Riley graduated from the Stanford University Earth Systems program.

Ellen Southard, Stormwater Program Consultant

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With 29 years of experience in the green building industry, Ellen Southard has served as a consultant to many local NGOs, focusing on policy, parks and open space projects, as well as eco-tourism planning. She was an early adopter of building and site certifications and is a founding member of the Cascadia Green Building Council. Her firm Site Story ran the Salmon-Safe Puget Sound program for 10 years, and Ellen has been dedicated to solving stormwater challenges and water-quality issues in Puget Sound for nearly 15 years.

Seattle 2030 District Board of Directors

Sabrina VillanuevaClise PropertiesChair (2016)

Manages commercial buildings within the district. Access to tenants for educational opportunities. Influence over capital projects that move the mission forward. Heavily involved in transportation planning and projects throughout the city. Native Seattleite with a vested interest in sustainability. Committees: Executive, Visions Awards.

Catherine StanfordBOMAVice Chair (2011)

Founding member of the District. Works in and understands government and public affairs. Strong network with policy makers in the region and at the State level. Thirty years of experience in commercial real estate management and development/public and private sectors. Represent BOMA Committees: Executive, Policy.

Todd Sparrow—Hudson Pacific Properties: Treasurer (2020)

Senior Engineering Manager for Hudson Pacific Properties. Responsible for managing engineering operations for the company’s Pacific Northwest portfolio. Works collaboratively with acquisition and development teams to meet the company’s ESG goals.

Jared SillikerNBBJ: Secretary (2011)

Coordinates built environment stakeholders to pursue aggressive sustainability goals. Diverse background of program development, marketing strategy, and financial analysis. As secretary, keeps board logistics organized. Passionate about solving the climate change crisis, especially with systems that can scale impact. Committees: Executive, Policy.

Kiki GramVulcan Real Estate (2018)

Development Manager for commercial and residential projects within the District. Significant experience in transit-oriented development and innovative public/private stormwater projects. Advocate for affordable retail development strategies. Licensed architect with over twenty years of sustainable design and development experience.

Bryce TaylorGLY Construction (2018)

Bryce focuses on relationships, costs, and schedules—moving the team forward at a fast rate while keeping a watchful eye on design intent, sustainability, and life cycle goals. Bryce is also widely recognized for his leadership in community service.

Peter Alspach—NBBJ (2020)

An engineer amongst architects. Passionate about environmental, human, and business performance. Education focus includes teaching K-12 to university levels, national presentations, and leading professional development programs. Research and data-driven solutions to solving the climate crisis while helping people and businesses flourish into a future of uncertainty.

Ian Kell—Seneca Group (2020)

Development Manager overseeing two large commercial mixed-use high-rise projects for local high-tech firms. Leads integrated project teams that drive sustainability into building design and construction, with a focus on reducing carbon and water use intensities, and motivating the building industry to rapidly adapt to decarbonize new construction projects.

Kerry Meade—NEEC (2020)

I was born and raised in New York’s Hudson Valley, but I’ve lived in Seattle for over fourteen years. I’m passionate about smart buildings, sustainable cities, innovative policy, and practical solutions like energy efficiency, to mitigate climate change and improve human health and wellbeing.

Dayna Dealy—Skanska (2022)

Director of Development for mixed-use, multifamily projects within the District. Oversee all aspects of development from acquisition, entitlements, construction, and leasing. My passion for green buildings and cities began over 20 years ago when LEED first came to the market, and it never stopped. It has grown to include walkable cities, public/private community partnerships and diversity and inclusion.

Gladys Ly-Au Young—Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects (2022)

Gladys is a founding partner of a local firm, driven by a social purpose to design earth-friendly, community-based places that function well, create belonging and promote health and sustainability. She leverages the resilience built from her background to connect the work in multiple mission-driven sectors, including community and cultural spaces, education, affordable housing, and homeless day shelter.

Anita Jeerage—Unico Properties (2022)

Director of Sustainable Real Estate leading the implementation of sustainability initiatives for Unico’s real estate portfolio. Passionate about finding pragmatic, value-generating solutions that protect the natural environment and enhance communities. Enjoys collaboration and making sustainability topics accessible and relevant to all stakeholders.

Joseph Fernandi—Seattle City Light (2022)

Joe is the Director of Customer Energy Solutions at Seattle City Light. In this capacity, he leads a division responsible for strategy development, program design, delivery, and ongoing management across a $40M portfolio that includes energy efficiency, demand response, distributed generation, affordability, and electrification programs.

Kirk Hovenkotter—Commute Seattle (2022)

People driving in cars is the largest source of emissions in Seattle. As Executive Director of Commute Seattle, I work with people and places to make walking, biking, and transit the easiest and stress free way to reach the opportunities in Seattle.

Karrie Yurkanin—CBRE (2022)

Overseeing Property Management and Operations teams of various Eastside assets. I have been driving Sustainably strategies at each property I have managed over the past 20 years. My passion of the natural beauty that Seattle and our state offers is one that is important to me and with many hands we can collectively make a positive impact now and going forward for future generations.

Gilbert Archuleta—Puget Sound Energy (2023)

Gilbert Archuleta currently serves as the Director, Clean Energy Management for Puget Sound Energy. He is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the Business Energy Management, Residential Energy Efficiency, Customer Experience and Program Development and Evaluation functions. He provides direction for the policy development and implementation of PSE’s suite of energy efficiency programs to meet mandated savings targets as required by law, including those that are revenue bearing, in coordination with other customer-facing departments.

Advisory Group

Brett PhillipsUnico Properties (2011)

Co-founder and chairman of the 2030 Districts Network working to implement the 2030 Challenge decarbonization goals across multiple cities. Speaks to national and global audiences, sharing thought leadership on pressing topics and current trends in sustainable development and renewable energy.

2030 Districts Network