Meet the Staff/Board
Seattle 2030 District Staff
Matthew Combe: Executive Director
Matthew Combe is the Executive Director of the Seattle 2030 District. He started as a volunteer at the District when it launched in September 2011, believing that this was where he could make a difference in the world. Since then, Matthew has been involved in all aspects of the organization. His biggest achievement is the 2030 Challenge Pilot Program, which Mayor Jenny Durkan approved in July 2018 that gives a density bonus to existing buildings that make deep green investments.
Matthew previously worked for Aedas architects in the UK as a sustainability consultant, overseeing commercial office, multi-family, and educational building projects. He has brought that passion for sustainability and the environment to all aspects of work for the District. Matthew has a Master’s Degree in Architecture and the Environment and a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design and Environmental Management, both from the University of Portsmouth in the UK. Matthew has been a Seattle resident for seven years and enjoys skiing, snowboarding, golf, and soccer.
Ellen Southard: Stormwater Program Consultant
With 29 years of experience in the green building industry, Ellen Southard has served as a consultant to many local NGOs, focusing on policy, parks and open space projects, as well as eco-tourism planning. She was an early adopter of building and site certifications and is a founding member of the Cascadia Green Building Council. Her firm Site Story ran the Salmon-Safe Puget Sound program for 10 years, and Ellen has been dedicated to solving stormwater challenges and water-quality issues in Puget Sound for nearly 15 years. Her focus is on finding solutions for land owners that encourage ecological site function and conservation, while adding value to their land assets.
Ann Enomoto: Communications and Engagement Manager
Ann Enomoto leads all content creation and design for the Seattle 2030 District in addition to managing the relationships with our membership. Prior to joining the District, Ann worked at the YWCA King|Seattle|Snohomish in the Communications & Marketing Division, where she managed and designed print materials for the agency. She has also worked at various Seattle design firms and in-house agencies in graphic production and design. Ann has a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California. She enjoys yoga, traveling, urban hiking, and learning new things.
Seattle 2030 District Board of Directors
Sabrina Villanueva—Clise Properties: Chair (2016)
Manages commercial buildings within the district. Access to tenants for educational opportunities. Influence over capital projects that move the mission forward. Heavily involved in transportation planning and projects throughout the city. Native Seattleite with a vested interest in sustainability. Committees: Executive, Visions Awards.
Catherine Stanford—BOMA: Vice Chair (2011)
Founding member of the District. Works in and understands government and public affairs. Strong network with policy makers in the region and at the State level. Thirty years of experience in commercial real estate management and development/public and private sectors. Represent BOMA Committees: Executive, Policy.
Todd Sparrow—Hudson Pacific Properties (2020)
Senior Engineering Manager for Hudson Pacific Properties. Responsible for managing engineering operations for the company’s Pacific Northwest portfolio. Works collaboratively with acquisition and development teams to meet the company’s ESG goals.
Jared Silliker—Silliker + Partners LLC: Secretary (2011)
Coordinates built environment stakeholders to pursue aggressive sustainability goals. Diverse background of program development, marketing strategy, and financial analysis. As secretary, keeps board logistics organized. Passionate about solving the climate change crisis, especially with systems that can scale impact. Committees: Executive, Policy.
Cassandra Delaune (2011)
Climate crusader, data wonk. Brings order to chaos. Founding member of the Seattle 2030 District. Visionary. A professional who understands the need to show the business case, always. Energy geek, native Seattleite, world traveler. Committees: Vision Awards, Education.
Brett Phillips—Unico Properties (2011)
Co-founder and chairman of the 2030 Districts Network working to implement the 2030 Challenge decarbonization goals across multiple cities. Speaks to national and global audiences, sharing thought leadership on pressing topics and current trends in sustainable development and renewable energy.
Kurt Sarchet—CBRE Inc. (2011)
Manages high-rise office asset within the district. Educates property owners, tenants, contractors & citizens about sustainability. Sustainability is about survival and the need to be resilient. Seattle as a city encompasses the vision of the 2030 District. Sustainable efficiencies make great business sense and corporate responsibility.
Dan Munn—Artifex Engineering Consultants: Treasurer (2017)
Leader of a full service engineering firm. Renewable energy market sector leader. BELIEVER! in the power of Integrated Design. My professional passion is finding the business case for high performance, sustainable construction. My personal passion is engineering a solution to the Climate Crisis.
Kiki Gram—Vulcan Real Estate (2018)
Development Manager for commercial and residential projects within the District. Significant experience in transit-oriented development and innovative public/private stormwater projects. Advocate for affordable retail development strategies. Licensed architect with over twenty years of sustainable design and development experience.
Bryce Taylor—GLY Construction (2018)
Bryce focuses on relationships, costs and schedules—moving the team forward at a fast rate while keeping a watchful eye on design intent, sustainability, and life cycle goals. Bryce is also widely recognized for his leadership in community service.
Alexandra Kleeman—Stoel Rives, LLP (2019)
Real estate & environmental attorney representing developers and District members. Committed to helping clients remediate contaminated properties and mitigate adverse climate impacts. Active in providing educational opportunities to improve climate change awareness. Volunteer marine wildlife supporter and unabashed whale lover.
Peter Alspach—NBBJ (2020)
An engineer amongst architects. Passionate about environmental, human and business performance. Education focus includes teaching K-12 to university levels, national presentations, and leading professional development programs. Research and data-driven solutions to solving the climate crisis while helping people and businesses flourish into a future of uncertainty.
Kevin Futhey—Commute Seattle (2020)
Nonprofit professional and transportation advocate. AmeriCorps alum. Founding board member of Seattle Subway. Leading public-private partnerships to reduce transportation-related emissions while boosting business and the public realm. Passionate about healthy cities and equitable, sustainable development. Loves riding subways and high-speed rail.
Ian Kell—Seneca Group (2020)
Development Manager overseeing two large commercial mixed-use high-rise projects for local high-tech firms. Leads integrated project teams that drive sustainability into building design and construction, with a focus on reducing carbon and water use intensities, and motivating the building industry to rapidly adapt to decarbonize new construction projects.
Sarah King—Skanska (2020)
Sustainability Director helping project development teams take sustainability to the next level at office & multifamily projects in Seattle, DC, Boston, Houston, and LA. Interested in finding effective ways for cities, developers, architects, engineers, and tenants to drive deep decarbonization in the built environment.
Kerry Meade—NEEC (2020)
I was born and raised in New York’s Hudson Valley, but I’ve lived in Seattle for over fourteen years. I’m passionate about smart buildings, sustainable cities, innovative policy, and practical solutions like energy efficiency, to mitigate climate change and improve human health and wellbeing.
Brian Surratt—Alexandria Real Estate Equities (2020)
22-year Seattle resident with deep public and private sector experience. Led diverse issues shaping Seattle, including the historic minimum wage, a new professional sports arena, equitable development, and the curation of innovative life science campuses. Dedicated to advancing urban solutions that champion a sustainable, prosperous, and equitable economic future.