Who We Are

We are a group of dynamic leaders committed to enhancing local communities by organizing top-notch events for non-profits and sustainably focused organizations. We believe in the power of community and in changing the world with our actions.

Sustainability

We strive to minimize environmental impacts while creating positive economic and social effects on the communities we touch. Our comprehensive sustainability policy is based on industry-wide standards across the entire lifecycle of each event. Click here to read our Sustainability Policy.

B Corporation

With the B Corporation framework, we hold ourselves accountable to the same standards we recommend to our clients, and assure our stakeholders that we mean business when it comes to implementing the triple bottom line across all aspects of our enterprise. Learn more about our B Corporation status and find other businesses committing to #BTheChange. Social Enterprises, Inc. Updates Corporate Status to Join Ranks of Oregon Benefit Corporations.

Proud Oregon Benefit Company

An Oregon benefit company is a type of corporation or limited liability company that considers its impact on society and the environment in the business decision-making process, in addition to earning a profit. Benefit companies differ from traditional corporations and LLCs with regard to their purpose, accountability and transparency. The purpose is to create a general public benefit, which is defined as "a material positive impact on society and the environment, taken as a whole, from the business and operations of the company."

Ericka Dickey-Nelson Ericka Dickey-Nelson | Founder & President

Ericka is the founding force behind Social Enterprises, Inc. — a full-service event planning firm specializing in conferences and summits with a sustainability or social impact focus. Working off a passion for bringing people together around ideas that will shape the future, she has built a formidable expertise in executing events that drive revenue to support the growth and continued success of non-profits, government programs, and educational institutions. In 2008, Ericka co-founded the GoGreen Conference series in Portland with the intent of holding a much needed dialogue on how regional stakeholders can collaborate to create sustainable economies at scale through the adoption of green business solutions at their own organizations. The series has since expanded and is now also held annually in Seattle. Ericka's previous corporate experience includes leading business development and marketing for a division of AOL/Time Warner, DoubleClick, ZDNet and CNET.

Hannah Martin Hannah Martin | Trade Show & Event Manager

Hannah is responsible for coordinating partnership acquisition, support, contracts and marketing deliverables. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies with a minor in Business, and has previously worked as an event coordinator at several non-profit organizations. In her spare time, she teaches Pilates, and loves to travel, hike, read and explore Portland.

Audrey Chang Audrey Chang | Partnership & Event Coordinator

Audrey is responsible for coordinating partnership acquisition and event logistics. She was the President and Executive Advisor for the University of Oregon Net Impact Chapter that focused on sustainability. She also has a B.A. in Advertising from the University of Oregon. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, hiking and traveling.

Krissy Paetzold Krissy Paetzold | Event Coordinator

Krissy is responsible for attendee management and event logistics. She has been in the event industry for over 10 years, producing and executing events throughout Florida, Oregon and Washington. She has had the privilege of coordinating events for clients such as Anheuser-Busch, 2012 Republican National Convention and Disaster Relief sites for Hurricane Irma. In her spare time she enjoys Crossfit, hiking, and hanging out with her 2 pugs and husband.

Sierra WinegarnerSierra Winegarner | Program Manager

Sierra leads our programming, conference content and speaker management efforts for many of our nonprofit clients. Sierra was most recently Program Director for a non-profit in Alaska for four years prior to joining the Social Enterprises team. She graduated from University of Cape Town in South Africa with a triple major Bachelor of Arts in Media & Writing, Film Studies and Philosophy. You can usually find Sierra camping and hiking or training for her next big triathlon!

Savannah Mallo Savannah Mallo | Partnership Manager

Savannah is responsible for managing partnership acquisition and support for Social Enterprises events, from initial outreach to trade show management. She holds a B.S in Public Relations with a minor in Sustainability from Northern Michigan University, and has previous experience as an event coordinator in the tourism industry.

Noel Sandberg Noel Sandberg | Communications Outreach Manager

Noel manages marketing strategies, communications outreach, and media partnerships for all our events. She has a background in marketing for non-profits and higher education and holds a B.S. in International Studies from the University of Utah. When she's not singing with her band you will usually find her walking her dog, camping, hiking, or sipping a cocktail on a patio.

Emily Crueger Emily Crueger | Communications Outreach Coordinator

Emily is responsible for coordinating community partnerships and curating social media content for Social Enterprises events. She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Oregon, and previously worked in the brewing industry as a marketing coordinator. Outside of work, she enjoys bouldering, reading and live music.

Cory Griffin Cory Griffin | Senior Design Manager

Cory is responsible for all aspects of Social Enterprises design and web presence - from concept to execution he is always striving to find the next best creative solution for an optimal visual presence. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Design Management from the Art Institute of Portland and has previous experience in design and marketing from McBru (now Publitek North America) as well as The Oregon Zoo, VIA and CJ Hurley Century Arts. Outside of work you can find Cory at one of the PNW's fantastic wineries, the theater or having an overly competitive game night with friends.

Brandon Triglia Brandon Triglia | Accounting Manager

Brandon manages the development and oversight of the accounting and financial functions of Social Enterprises. Before joining Social Enterprises Brandon worked in logistics, purchasing and as an entrepreneur. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration: Finance from Portland State University. As a native Oregonian, you can find him exploring the great outdoors, enjoying music, art and new dining experiences.

Jill Critchfield Jill Critchfield | HR Manager

Jill is a professional Human Resources Consultant and the HR Manager at Social Enterprises. Through her business, Pacific HR, she has provided HR services to over 175 small and mid-sized businesses in Portland, Oregon since 1999. She holds PHR certification (Professional Human Resources) through the Human Resources Certification Institute, SHRM-CP certification through the Society of Human Resources Management.