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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.

Lydia Bazikos, Sustainability Program Coordinator

Contact Information: 425.283.6536

Lydia Bazikos coordinates our programming in the Puget Sound region to advance the 2030 District goals. She leads education and outreach in Bellevue and beyond, working with our members to create a more sustainable built environment.

Lydia graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Sustainability. She served as the programming lead for the DU Center for Sustainability.

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—McKinstry (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.

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—Transportation Choices Coalition (2022)

Kirk serves as the Executive Director of the Transportation Choices Coalition, leading the way to build a transportation system that connects people to jobs, education, housing, health care, communities, and each other.

Before joining TCC, Kirk served as the Executive Director at Commute Seattle.

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.

Laura Soma—GLY Construction (2023)

Laura is a 27-year industry veteran and Sustainability Manager at GLY Construction – guiding corporate sustainability initiatives and supporting project-specific goals with a whole-systems perspective. She leads GLY’s Sustainability Advisory Group and contributes to numerous professional organizations through regular committee involvement including Sustainable Construction Leaders through Building Green, the Education Committees for both Seattle 2030 District and the Seattle AIA COTE, and most recently, the NAIOP Sustainable Development Committee.

Laura’s background in Project Management enables her to see the big picture and better understand a Client’s bottom line. Her passion for steering the construction industry towards an environmentally-sound future is grounded in her belief that it is our responsibility to care for our planet, making it better for the next generation.

Matthew Klutznick—Kidder Mathews (2023)

Matthew Klutznick is a Senior Vice President based in Kidder Mathews’ Bellevue office and has 35 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. In addition to his newest assignment as manager of the 555 Tower, his experience includes managing luxury retail shopping centers such as The Bravern in Downtown Bellevue, Class-A office buildings, and Director of Operations for the retail programs at O’Hare International and Midway airports on behalf of the City of Chicago. Matthew’s background includes managing daily operations, large scale redevelopments, financial analysis, leasing and overseeing tenant improvements and capital projects totaling $100M over his career.

Matthew is a licensed broker in the State of Washington and held licenses in Oregon and California. Matthew has sat on the Board of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, was a member of the Transportation Committee for the City of Bellevue and similar roles in various other organizations throughout his career.

Alex Hudson—Commute Seattle (2024)

As the Executive Director of Commute Seattle, Alex works to reduce the impacts of transportation in the city of Seattle.

Prior to Alex’s 2023 run for Seattle City Council, she served for four years as the
executive director of Transportation Choices Coalition and for four years as the
founding executive director of the First Hill Neighborhood Association. She has a
proven track record of increasing the impact of the organizations she’s led,
building partnerships, and working closely with diverse stakeholders to achieve
results. She knows the issues and players well and is excited to hit the ground
running in the new year to advance Commute Seattle’s strategic priorities and support the DTA.

Jamie Peterson—CBRE (2024)

Jamie is a Senior Real Estate Manager for CBRE managing commercial office and life sciences buildings within the district. She works with institutional owners and tenants to drive sustainability goals across portfolio. Jamie educates the market on sustainability initiatives through participation in the CBRE PNW Sustainability Committee.

Steve Bragalone—Space Needle & Chihuly Garden (2024)

Steve is a hospitality specialist for iconic institutions in Seattle since 2005. He is focused on elevating building operations through systems thinking, biomimicry, and community partnerships. Steve manages guest engagement for over 2 million annual visitors with an emphasis on sustainability improvements that lead & inspire behavioral changes while strengthening collaborative relationships across multiple lines of business.

He is a Diversity & Environmental Advocate committed to a healthy, viable, and optimistic future.

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