Seth first became involved with the Foundation in 2011 as the leader of a Community Partners project for the Harvard Business School Association of Oregon. His team worked with the Board and Parks Department leadership to develop a new long term strategy of the Foundation. He joined the Board in 2014 and became Executive Director in early 2016.
Seth brings strategic management, marketing, financial and process improvement expertise from a number of large consumer product and service companies. With more than 30 years of hands-on leadership experience, Seth has a demonstrated talent for developing a fact-based understanding of key success factors that drive both for profit and non-profit organizations.
In addition to his work with the Foundation, Seth owns a company called Best From The Cascades which promotes and sells consumer products from small and mid-sized vendors across Oregon and Washington on the internet.
Claudine Elzey, Director of Membership & Communications
Claudine joined the OSPF staff in 2016 with a strong background in fundraising and marketing. She most recently worked at Mercy Corps – building and stewarding relationships with supporters for over 9 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Intercultural Relations from Antioch University and is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer serving in The Gambia, West Africa (Agroforestry 1993-1995). She enjoys hiking, riding her electric bicycle, teaching piano lessons, and gardening.