Before joining the Renew team, Tera Hurst served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff for Portland Mayor Charlie Hales. She oversaw key initiatives for the administration, including a ban on fossil fuel infrastructure; free access and programming for youth in community centers; public safety reforms; and investments in summer jobs for Portland's youth. Before her work in the Mayor's office, Tera worked for the Oregon House Majority office as the members' services director; served as Chief of Staff to Oregon State Representative Jennifer Williamson; and managed successful elections for both Williamson and State Representative Jessica Vega Pederson. Prior to her public service, Tera spent six years in the private sector in sales and management for a Chevrolet Dealership in South Florida. She has a degree in social work from Portland State University.
Brad is a communications, media and digital strategist. He's worked to support multiple, ground-breaking clean energy policies such as Oregon's Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Act and Clean Fuels Standard. He previously worked on the winning campaign to regulate and legalize marijuana in Oregon. Prior to his career in political communications, Brad was an Emmy Award-winning television news producer. He worked in Portland, OR; Charleston, SC; and Boston, MA; over a 10-year career in news.
Dina Le Roux
“The digital era has opened the doors to so many new ways to communicate and instantly spread messages around the globe. Such a gift ought to be used to #ActOnClimate, effectively address the most crucial issue of our time, and defeat it.”
“What do you care about? What do you fight for? What do you want to protect? I bet I can connect your answer back to our work. Climate change impacts us all, so we're going to need everyone to work together to fight for a systems change, for solutions.”
“I remember growing up in Oregon I’d often hear the phrase “are you environmentalist or do you work for a living? That was a false choice when we can in fact bring clean energy jobs to our State. Successful campaigns start from the ground up and we will Organize, Mobilize, and Energize to victory.”
“I don't think politics has anything to do with left, right or center. It has to do with trying to do right by people." I'm proud to be part of a team that advocates for progressive climate policies that will help ensure that more Oregonians have access to opportunity.”