Angela Crowley-Koch has spent the last two decades in public policy and advocacy. Previously the Legislative Director at Oregon Environmental Council, her work was instrumental in passing the Toxic-Free Kids Act, renewing the Clean Fuels Program and getting coal out of Oregon's electricity mix, among other bills. She worked for Senator Jeff Merkley as part of his Blue Wave Project in 2018, as a Legislative Assistant in D.C., and as the call room manager on his 2008 campaign. While in D.C. she negotiated policy for Oregon in the the Food Safety Modernization Act and the MAP-21 transportation package, including closing a loophole in the Buy America rules, among other policies. Angela moved to Portland from the Chicago area in 2000 and now lives in North Portland with her German Shepherd Neko.
Meghan Barrier Craig, MPIA
Meghan has twelve years of community organizing and public outreach experience in various environmental fields. Her current work for OSEIA includes program development and management, workforce development, and listening for ways that OSEIA can better support our great industry.
In the past, Meghan served as a consultant for Green Building Services and Spark Northwest helping with project management, sustainability curriculum development, and low-income solar research. She also managed Solarize Washington campaigns and provided feasibility evaluation of renewable energy projects while at Spark Northwest in Seattle. Prior to diving into renewable energy, Meghan was an Interpretive Park Ranger and climate change educator at North Cascades National Park in Stehekin, WA. Meghan holds a B.S. in Marketing and International Business from Penn State and a Masters in Public and International Affairs, Environmental Policy from Virginia Tech. For her commitment to public service and social justice, Meghan received the Government and International Affairs Founding Faculty Award for demonstrating the ideals of community engagement, public service, and social justice. Meghan also received a prestigious fellowship (C2C-Campus-to-Congress) from the Bard Center for Environmental Policy for emerging leaders in climate change.
Director, Operations & Development
Non-profit and solar energy expert with a proven track record in budgeting, financial forecasting & reporting, developing programs, events and cultivating relationships with funders. Utilizing my background in sales, marketing and multimedia to expand awareness around solar energy. Tapping into a collective knowledge base to organize meaningful workforce development programs. Leveraging positive relationships to produce relevant industry events. Relying on years of industry experience to accurately forecast industry needs and organizational financial & operational needs.
Referring to the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita for advice on how to navigate complex situations.
Professional film & video editor, telemark ski & snowboard instructor in my past life.