Happy Hour Fun Times
& Avoiding the Slippery Slope
January 14th, 2021 |4pm
Location: Virtual
Ice Melt, Mats, sidewalks are slippery, slippery slope from your new year resolution whip cream drizzled with chocolate sprinkles, tempted by an unhealthy treat. Janitorial humor/trivia
Roman Rocha
Roman Rocha was born in Phoenix, Arizona, raised in Salem/Keizer, Oregon. He obtained his AAS degree in Health Services Management in 2010. Then he went on to obtain his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership, Organization, and Management in 2013. He was then recruited to be a merchandise manager for TJ Maxx allowing him to exhibit his leadership skills. In fact, he became one of the most recognized in the region for his keen sense of business acumen. As a result, he was asked to become an operations manager where success followed. After his successes he was seeking out more of a challenge and that is when he built a business relationship with America Cleaning Solutions.

Being able to demonstrate his skills in a growing company Roman Rocha has advanced his career from an employee to the office manager to the sales director and now after 3+ years he is now the Vice President of America Cleaning Solutions, Inc.

Roman Rocha is an entrepreneur at heart and has been able to utilize his many skills to assist in the growth of America Cleaning Solutions, Inc. He enjoys leading, organizing, managing, and coaching to help others. On his free time, he spends quality time with his children, goes hiking, camping, and enjoys salsa dancing.
Ronda Butler
I am a home-grown Oregonian, growing up on a farm in Redland, OR. I have been in the janitorial industry for over 40 years. I put myself through nursing school while working as a janitor. I worked both jobs for eight years then finally hung up the enema bucket and stethoscope. I started off scrubbing toilets and worked my way up to Regional Manager for ISS, the worlds largest janitorial cleaning company at the time. I have seen many changes in the janitorial world of cleaning and supplies from using bleach to now using Green Seal Certified chemicals which are much safer for the users and environment. Equipment technology has greatly improved as well. We now have robotic floor scrubbers and vacuums. I am a board member of Norse Hall where I embrace my Norwegian heritage, belong to Milwaukie Rotary Club where I am the Club Chair for programs and board member. I love spending time with my little papillon dog, family and friends.
Jake Riopelle
Jake started his working career at the ripe young age of fourteen years old, tending to horses and working on the ranch to help pay for his riding lessons. He has carried that passion for horses and hard work through his life. At the age of eighteen after graduating high school, Jake began working at Safeway as a Courtesy Clerk. Jake worked for Safeway for the next seven years. During that time Jake worked his way up to Grocery Manager as well as achieved several other Store Management positions. Jake’s time at Safeway taught him the value of hard work and persistence. As well as taught him how to enjoy his weekends and holidays off. Jake takes pride in the lessons he has learned at Safeway about customer service, motivation, and management. After Safeway Jake transitioned into the janitorial industry with Township Inc. Jake assumed the role of Account Manager for the next two years. Jake worked closely with property managers, tenants, and other vendors to help deliver excellent service, to his clients. Jake has now joined the America Cleaning Solutions Team as a Sales Representative because he sees a great opportunity to work for a rapidly growing company. Overall, he is looking forward to continuing his career and growth in this fantastic industry we all share.
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The Portland Building:
A Look at the Reconstruction of an Icon
January 27th, 2021 |12:00 - 1:15pm
Location: Virtual
Join us to hear from the team that delivered the renovation of the Portland Building. Hear what worked, what they would change in the future, and what they were glad they did in the beginning.
Kristin Wells
Kristin Wells is a registered architect and has been in project management and development for about 20 years. She served as the City of Portland’s project lead for the Portland Building Reconstruction project and as the interim Facilities Manager. A graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Arizona, she spent the first 10 years of her career with a focus on affordable housing and community architecture. This focus established her commitment to collaborative owner/architect/contractor relationships and created the foundation for how she led the Portland Building progressive design-build project. Kristin is in her second term on the Oregon State Board of Architect Examiners.
Erica Ceder
Erica Ceder is a Senior Associate and architect at DLR Group specializing in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic properties. Erica completed her undergraduate degree at Ball State University and a Masters of Architecture at University of Oregon. She has focused the majority of her 22 year career on complex historic renovations and has worked on a variety of properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Erica served as Project Architect on the Portland Building Reconstruction project focusing extensively on the exterior renovation and navigating the historic approval process.
Occupant Comfort & Sustainability in Aviation Design
February 24th, 2021 |12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: Virtual
This session will use the recently completed Concourse E Extension at Portland International Airport (LEED Gold anticipated) as a case study for centering occupant experience and sustainability in aviation design. We will provide a brief overview of project sustainability and occupant comfort goals, followed by an in-depth discussion of key strategies incorporated to achieve them. The presentation will describe how large, complex spaces can be spatially organized to maintain comfortable human scale and promote wayfinding. We will review the importance of daylighting on circadian rhythms and demonstrate how the case study incorporates abundant natural lighting while maintaining a high-performance envelope. We will also share how decisions about views, programming, and furnishings can positively impact occupant sense-of-place amid the transitory process of air travel.
Associate, Hennebery Eddy Architects

Ashley Nored is a nationally accredited interior design professional and associate at Hennebery Eddy Architects in Portland, Oregon. A champion of “net-positive” design solutions, she collaborates with clients and end users to create engaging, human-centered healthy environments. With prior experience as a sustainability consultant, she integrates creative sustainable design principles into each phase of the interior design process, synthesizing functional and technical requirements for Hennebery Eddy's academic, civic and cultural projects.
Pooja Kashyap, AIA, NOMA, LEEP AP BD+C, SEED
Associate, Hennebery Eddy Architects

Pooja Kashyap is a project architect and associate at Hennebery Eddy Architects in Portland, Oregon. She is driven by her passion for sustainable design and civic engagement, understanding that the built environment should reflect the history of a place while offering a space for current generations to gather and exchange ideas. Her work on Portland International Airport’s Concourse E Extension involved coordinating with a team of 15+ consultants, leading sustainable design discussions, and advocating for net-positive design, resulting in an anticipated LEED Gold certification for the project.
Michael Lindsey, IALD, MIES, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Principal, HLB Lighting

Michael is committed to delivering designs that weave together programmatic requirements, budget, and aesthetic considerations. As he designs with light, he carefully considers both its artistic and scientific properties in order to reveal the architecture as envisioned by the client, as well as create spaces sensitive to the human experience. After eight years contributing to the HLB Los Angeles office, Michael spearheaded the opening of the HLB Denver office in 2016. He has been expanding his technical and artistic knowledge of lighting design with projects across multiple market sectors looking to weave in aspects of lighting design to ensure warmth and comfort to building occupants. Michael brings his passion for lighting design and commitment to environmentally responsible design solutions.