Our People

 

Quincy Brown

Quincy's expertise centers social equity, historical redress, and resiliency planning within urban development. As a Portland native, Quincy leads regional coalition-building and collaborative systems-design through strategic leadership, and technical planning expertise.

Prior to co-founding We All Rise, Quincy supported the development of a variety of  projects at the intersection of climate, economy, and community engagement–supporting the transformation of Claremont McKenna's Environmental Analysis Program to focus on environmental justice and circular economy, and spearheading public engagement opportunities for the LA River Project, Gold Line Extension Project, Claremont’s Safe Routes to School Program, and Claremont Home Energy Retrofitting Project. 

Co-Founder

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Co-Founder 

Maris Yurdana

 Maris' work sits at the intersection of economic resilience, climate-positive investments, and healing cross-cultural misunderstandings. Her experience lends an international perspective to the structural economic and political contexts of sustainable development. Maris spent 2021 on secondment at the World Resources Institute’s Climate and Economics Program, where she coordinated strategy across international offices on what a just transition to low-carbon economies means in practice.

As co-founder of We All Rise, Maris has supported on-the-ground development projects and contributed key environmental research to industry players. Prior to co-founding We All Rise, Maris engaged in equitable sustainable development work while living in Sweden, Uruguay, Mexico,  Chicago, and Washington, DC.  

Partners

Dwayne Johnson

A visionary entrepreneur and applied technologist, Dwayne has spent his life at the center of tech-driven innovation, working across industries, economic and cultural boundaries to develop strategies, policies, and systems, bridging the gaps that help inclusive communities thrive.He was President of Civic Technology Ventures, a boutique consultancy that works with organizations and communities in leveraging entrepreneurship, technology, and inclusion to increase social and economic prosperity for the entire community. As Deputy Director of Startup Champions Network, he developed strategy, relationships, and operational capacity for one of the largest grassroots entrepreneurial ecosystem-building networks in the United States. 

  • American Leadership Forum of Oregon; Senior Fellow

  • Technology Association of Oregon Foundation; Board Chair/President

  • Greater Portland Economic Development District; Member

  • Portland Incubator Experiment; Mentor

  • Port of Portland Protégé Program; Mentor

  • Right to Start; Ambassador

  • Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee: past member

  • Oregon STEM Investment Council; past member

  • Oregon Talent Council; past member

  • Oregon Small Business Advisory Council; past President

  • Portland Small Business Advisory Council; past Vice-President

  • Oregon Committee for Performance Excellence; past member

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We build bridges between project partners and mutually leverage their investments. 

Project Partners 

Our team is a hybrid of in-house expertise and strategic partnerships. We collaborate and leverage our strengths on a by-project basis.

Full list of partners coming soon.