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.


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.

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 Walker Hannah Walker | 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.

Jody Taylor Jody Damas | Event Manager

Jody coordinates and manages the registration process to ensure events run smoothly and helps coordinate our great volunteers. Her favorite aspect of event coordination is seeing the smiles of each attendee as they gain new perspectives. Jody graduated from Oregon State University in 2011 with a Communications and Spanish degree and she now resides in Tigard, OR with her husband and four-legged fur-baby, Chevy. In her spare time, she enjoys trying all the unique foods Portland has to offer, Crossfit, and planning her next vacation to the mountains for a ski trip or a tropical location for some rest and relaxation!

Jenna Stathopoulos Jenna Stathopoulos | Senior Event & Sustainability Coordinator

Jenna handles registration, volunteer outreach and management, as well as a plethora of event details. She is deeply passionate about fostering connections and creating spaces where innovation flourishes. From facilitating gardening courses, leading workshop events with nonprofits, cooking with all-star chefs, to planning weddings at treasured gardens, she brings her varied experience to join the conversation on sustainability and our community. You can find her cruising on her purple Breezer around town.

Adrienne Foster Adrienne Foster | Partnership & Event Coordinator

Adrienne is in a new unique hybrid role where she coordinates partnership acquisition efforts and event production and logistics elements for our impact-focused events. She is an Oregon native with a background of experience in nonprofit development and events. She has a B.S. in Tourism Management and Leadership from Troy University. Outside of work you can find her dancing, at the gym, watching the Bachelor or dreaming of Disneyworld.

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.

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.

Caroline Digilio Caroline Digilio | Digital Marketing Coordinator

Caroline assists in coordinating community outreach and marketing strategies for our events. She has a background in sustainability through her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from The University of Arizona, and a familiarity with communications and social media management from her time spent interning with a non-profit local business coalition in Arizona. After graduating in 2016, Caroline relocated to Portland and is excited to be working for a company that aligns with her passion for sustainability. Outside of the office you can find Caroline cooking, gardening, or spending time outdoors!

Savannah Mallo Savannah Mallo | Senior Partnership Coordinator

Savannah is responsible for coordinating 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. In her spare time, you can find Savannah camping, hiking, experimenting in the kitchen, sampling Oregon craft beers and enjoying live music.

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!

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.