Expo Organizers - Biographies
Don has been marketing key networking opportunities in Southern Oregon for over 20 years. One of which was the New Products Show and Senior Show for 6 years. His passion for quality high performance real estate in new construction and remodeling has led him to a special focus in helping communities to bridge across the span of awareness to participation in contributing to sustainable design and living on a local and global level.
Founder of SOTA (Southern Oregon Trade Association) and The Jacksonville Gold Mine Tour featuring The Oregon Belle Mine. Also, 5 years as"The Real McCoy" host on KCMX Super News Talk Radio. As it's said "Those were the days". From interesting topics and great guests on the radio, to his 10 years as a trade & barter association CEO, found in the top 20 of the largest in the US, to stepping back into history, on tour to the gold mining days of the 1800's.
Don is a sustainability trained real-estate professional with additional training on building science, energy and environmental issues that affect real-estate transactions. Having recently developed a documentary on The Green Economy and Green Building in Southern Oregon, it is with excitement and enthusiasm that he helps promote, consult and educate the language of Green through power point, speaking, writing, panel discussions and trade shows. He completed numerous educational opportunities through USGBC LEED for Homes, Energy Star presentations for Contractors & Architects and State of Oregon Building Code class including the High Performance Homes presentation. Don is an Energy Trust Trade Ally of Oregon, EcoBroker Certified® and Earth Advantage S.T.A.R.
See Oregon Green Homes and watch the intro to the video on Green Building. TO learn more about me & my Green building real-estate web site got to The Real McCoy.
Susan has been instrumental in co-founding the Oregon Green Expo from it's early beginnings. Her expertise has been much appreciated. She has moved on to greater and better events utilizing her talent and marketing skills.
More about Susan:
20 years of marketing experience in the media, banking, healthcare, technology industries, and marketing for small business, non-profits, and economic development. She is currently working as an entrepreneur in starting green and sustainable businesses as well as a volunteer to facilitate green/sustainable economic development and job growth in Oregon.
She has experience in all aspects of marketing. Her expertise lies in identifying, analyzing and reaching the desired target audiences. She has been a key organizer in many large events including the Oregon Green Expo, a large technology fair, several large races, and the Silicon Orchard Evening event. She was the co-founder of the Southern Oregon Telecommunications & Technology Council (a non-profit technology group), the Southern Oregon Green Jobs Council and organizer of Rogue Valley Green Drinks - a monthly green business networking opportunity.
Huntley has been a marketing professional with many corporations and organizations in Oregon - including the Mail Tribune, Western Bank, Asante Health Systems, Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, served on the Boards of the Oregon Jobs Coalition, and the Software Association of Oregon. Susan has a passion for making a difference in Southern Oregon by:
- Helping to facilitate the growth of green and sustainable industries and jobs in Oregon
- Inspiring and facilitating development of Sustainable Communities
- Increasing networking opportunities between business, private and public sectors to advance Sustainability in Oregon
- Increasing awareness of the importance for kids, families and individuals to Get Outdoors!
Service, Commitment, Curiosity, Creativity, Intuition, Vision, Intelligence, Enthusiasm, Determination, Passion