Our Team

The Center for Earth Leadership has a regular staff of four as well as teams of volunteers who accept major responsibility for the work of the Center.

Jessmine Anderson  |  Program AssistantJessmine_Bio_pic..jpg

Born and raised on O’ahu, Hawai’i, Jessmine grew up barefoot and close to nature. She uprooted herself from the sun & sand to Oregon, where she graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Environmental Economics and Environmental Science in 2013.

While attending university, she completed research with Boston University to determine the efficacy of recent sustainable development attempts in Costa Rica. A year later, she took her research further south and finished off her college studies in Chile, researching sustainable management techniques and the repercussions of rapid economic development on the native flora & fauna of the Patagonia.

After returning home in 2014, she worked as the Paul Gerhardt Jr. Intern with 1,000 Friends of Oregon while also serving as a Land Use Fellow and as a member of the Climate Justice Coalition.

Jessmine loves people and nature. She lives for what becomes of putting the two together. Invite her camping and she’ll bring her Djembe (a West African drum). Take her rock climbing and she’ll bring the laughter. Don’t take her mushroom hunting without an expert—it’s a health concern.

Get in touch with Jessmine: jessmine [at] earthleaders.org

Lindsey Griggs | Eco-School Network CoordinatorBio_Pic.jpg
A recent transplant from Boulder, CO., Lindsey is an avid runner, hiker, and snowboarder. She grew up on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a deep love for nature, adventure, local whisky, and craft beer.

Lindsey attended the University of Colorado where she earned a degree in Environmental Science. As a student she was an active advocate for the environment, working for the C.U. Environmental Center’s Sustainability Assessment Tracking and Rating System, iLaunch Sustainable Entrepreneurship Program, and Sustainable Practices Adult Education Program.

After graduating, Lindsey took on the role of Event and Community Coordinator at the Impact Hub of Boulder, a global network of Coworking communities, helping to connect social entrepreneurs to the people and resources they need to succeed. Most recently she worked as Executive Assistant for Urban Green Development, a sustainable real-estate development firm dedicated to creating sustainable communities in urban areas.

When she’s not working on building the Eco-School Networks, you can find Lindsey out exploring everything Oregon, her new home, has to offer!

Dick Roy   |   Managing DirectorDick.png
A 1970 graduate of Harvard Law School, in 1993 Dick left his practice of corporate law with Stoel Rives to join his wife Jeanne as a full-time volunteer for Earth in 1993. Together, they have launched three organizations, the Center for Earth Leadership, the Northwest Earth Institute, and the Oregon Natural Step Network, plus countless initiatives. At the national level, Dick served for six years on the board of the Center for a New American Dream.   

    Dick’s Resume [PDF]

Jeanne Roy   |   Education DirectorJeanne.png

A recognized leader in Oregon's environmental movement for 40 years, Jeanne is a co-founder of the Center for Earth Leadership, the Northwest Earth Institute, and the Oregon Natural Step Network. She served on the founding board of The Natural Step U.S. at the request of Paul Hawken. She also co-founded Recycling Advocates and Portland’s Master Recycler program, authored a weekly column on sustainable lifestyle in The Oregonian and This Week Magazine for five years, and serves as a continual advisor to public agencies on environmental policy matters. 

    Jeanne’s Resume [PDF]



“It is impossible to say what the total impact of [the Roys'] work has been over the years, or how many new Sustainability Change Agents they have added to the Army, directly and indirectly – but I take heart in knowing that is must number in the thousands.”
– Alan AtKisson, The Sustainability Transformation, 2011