Members of the founding Executive Board are shown below.  We are seeking additional board members from all parts of Cascadia.

Name and Identification

Steve Robinson

President and founder, Cascadia Prepared.  Steve is a member of the Oregon Emergency Management Association, and the AOC Public Safety Committee on Resilience.  He managed the research department at SAIF Corporation, served as Performance Measurement Manager at the Oregon Department of Transportation, as a policy analyst for the Oregon Progress Board and the Oregon Center for Public Policy, and was active in the health care and youth services fields.  He served 12 years on the Eugene School Board, founded several nonprofit organizations, and has been a member of many local and statewide committees.

Ed Flick

Vice President, Oregon Emergency Management Assn and Marion County Emergency Manager.  Ed Flick is an emergency management professional with more than two decades of experience preparing for, responding to and recovering from natural and man-made emergencies and disasters. Prior to joining the county in 2014, Ed was a career US Army Special Forces Officer. His emergency management operational experience includes the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and the 2007 Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh. Ed holds a Masters of Public Administration from Portland State University.

Josh Bruce

Director, Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience. University of Oregon Community Service Center.  Josh has been a leader in community resilience and local sustainability conversations for over 15 years. With a professional background in land use planning, Josh brings a wealth of practical experience to addressing big, challenging, and sometimes scary issues that many folks would rather ignore. A faculty member in the University of Oregon’s Community Service Center, he directs their hazard-planning program with a focus on community resilience and risk reduction objectives throughout the Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining the UO, Josh worked for both public and private sector employers focused on land-use planning and community development projects. He currently serves on the Oregon APA Legislative and Policy Affairs Committee and is a member of the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup Board.

Sonya Carlson

Secretary-Treasurer, Cascadia Prepared. Eugene Water & Electric Board Commissioner.  Sonya is a self-employed Business Analyst with projects ranging from operations, supply chain management, contract negotiations, account management, to systems development. She earned her MBA in Sustainability from the University of Oregon and her BA in Economics from Lewis and Clark College. Formerly, she served as the Chief of Staff to State Representative Phil Barnhart.

Todd Edman

CEO, Waitrainer and former CEO of Lunar Logic.  Todd is an Advisory Board Member, Technology Association of Oregon, Chairperson of the Lane Workforce Partnership and a board member of the State SBDC Network. He has been involved in economic development and sector strategies; first in tech and now in food. He has founded five companies, his first in 1998. Out of those five, two are dead,  one is a zombie, another is in its infancy and the last: thriving. He is an active member of the Eugene entrepreneurial community mentoring and receiving mentorship from Eugene RAIN, Fertilab Thinkubator and the Small Business Development Center.