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Expert in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainability Investing, Business, Law, & Policy, Leadership

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Expert is a web services visionary who founded one of the first many-to-many e-content publishing companies on the internet using the Application Service Provider model. As CEO of an internationally recognized ASP business from 2000 - 2006, Expert gained considerable real-world experience and expertise in this area.

application service provider




Internet commerce


online publishing

Expert is an award winning software innovator, the only person in the U.S. to win the "Young Innovator" award from the Youth Employment Summit in Alexandria, Egypt in 2002. Expert is currently consulting other techonology start-ups, helping with their innovation and development. Expert founded one of the first many-to-many e-content publishing companies on the internet using the Application Service Provider model. As CEO of an internationally recognized ASP business from 2000 - 2006, Expert gained considerable real-world experience and expertise in this area.

computer software technology innovation

Having begun her career as a CEO while in law school to study environmental law, Expert quickly learned to merge her two ideals by taking an interest in the area of corporate responsibility. Convinced that it is possible to do well by doing good, Expert works in both the for profit and nonprofit worlds to help develop good corporate citizenship. In 2002 the Portland Business Journal wrote an article about Expert's unique approach. See: "Environmental Ideals and Business Ethics Drive Founder of Smart Mediary Systems" by Aliza Earnshaw.

As President and Board Member for the International Young Professionals Foundation, Expert led over 500 young professionals from across the globe, helping to redefine the terms of the workplace to include responsibility for people, the community, and the planet. Expert currently serves on the Club of Rome's tt30 think tank where issues related to the role of the private sector in sustainability and solving major problems of civilization are investigated and discussed.


corporate responsibility

Mixed business/tech/environmental focus -

Expert is a pioneer and leader wherever she focuses her efforts. Expert gained 6 years of experience in entrepreneurship and executive management as CEO and founder of Smart Mediary Systems, which developed many-to-many online digital content marketplaces. Expert also has16 years of experience as a sustainability advocate, starting with organizing Earth Day celebrations in high school and work at the Center for Environmental Economic Development and other nonprofits in college. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Expert's University, an organization that she also co-founded, promoting the U.S. youth voice in international sustainable development negotiations, and is a member of the Club of Rome's tt30 Think Tank for global problem-solving. Previously Expert served as President and Board Member of the International Young Professionals Foundation, on the Youth Caucus for the World Summit on Information Societies, and in 2002 received the Youth Employment Summit's "Young Innovators" award for creating sustainable self-employment opportunities for youth through SmartMediary's digital content marketplace concept. She has a Bachelors of Science in Natural Resources (summa cum laude), a Doctorate in Jurisprudence, is a Morris K. Udall and Natural Resources Law Scholar, and 2002 finalist for Oregon 's Women Entrepreneur of the Year.

Environmental/ Sustainability Focus -

Expert started sustainable development advocacy in 1990 as a teenager organizing Earth Day and Earth Week celebrations in India and California. A Morris K. Udall Scholar, she graduate summa cum laude from Expert's University with a degree in Natural Resources Management Policy and a minor in International Relations. She completed her law degree and a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. While in law school she worked as an environmental Law Clerk for Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and later as a Law Clerk for the International Environmental Law Project, which led her to attend the International Whaling Commission meetings in London as an assistant to one of the United Kingdom's delegates. Expert is currently a member of the Club of Rome's young think tank program (the tt30 program), an interdisciplinary global sustainable development think tank. She has lived abroad in India, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Germany and Holland.


corporate strategic planning


ecological environment protection




international environmental regulation


international organization


strategic planning


trade agreement










international law


sustainable development (urban planning)


legal research


legal writing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2001   JD   Environmental Law   Lewis & Clark College  
1998   BS   Natural Resources Management   (Undisclosed University)   Summa Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to 2006


Smart Mediary Systems





Expert managed all aspects of business start-up and technology innovation and development for Briefsmart.com, the world first many-to-many marketplace for online legal publishing. Guided the organization through several rounds of funding, received multiple international awards and media attention for website innovation.

1999 to 2005


Davis Wright Tremaine & Oregon State Bar Assoc. & DuVal Business Law



Law Clerk


Legal research, writing, paperwork processing, litigation, cite checking, and advice on legal issues face by small, medium, and large-sized business and government clients. Areas include business formation, trademark and intellectual property, publishing, environmental law, land use, securities and business acquisition transactions.

2002 to 2004


International Young Professionals Foundation



President & Board Member


Led internet-based community of over 500 young professionals on all continents. Facilitated board meetings, provided guidance and advice, and acted as Treasurer in 2002-2003. This group, based in Australia, organizes the International Young Professionals Summit, which brings young professionals together around the globe, centered on how they can use their skills and positions to further the United Nations Millenium Development Goals and ensure sustainable human development.

1997 to 1998


Center for Environmental Economic Development



Project Manager


Managed industry cluster analysis project for stimulating the use of recycled materials in local manufacturing. Facilitated community planning meetings, interfaced with primary funder, the State of California, Department of Conservation

1993 to 1996


Center for the Resolution of Environmental Disputes



Apprentice Mediator/ Seminar Series Coordinator


Put together monthly dispute resolution seminar and aided and co-facilitated meetings and mediations regarding public and private land use, endangered species, urban development, old growth redwood forest use and salmonid fisheries.



(Undisclosed University)





Consult and act as independent contractor for various organizations, providing legal, business and strategic research, writing & advice. Paying and pro-bono clients include Integral Investments LLC, Kokopedli Bicycles, City of Eugene, the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide, Mainhattan Languages, Frankfurt-n-Motion



(Undisclosed University)



Board Member & Co-Founder


Helped start U.S. youth network for sustainable development, this 501(c)(3) nonprofit group is accredited before the United Nations (ECOSOC) as an NGO observer representing the voice of U.S. youth at international meetings affecting sustainable development. Expert's University also works locally to raise awareness about sustainability issues in high school and college campuses and other youth-oriented programs across the United States. She provides guidance and advice to the organization on a strategic and operational level as needed, attends board meetings and act as a mentor for young people in the network.



(Undisclosed University)


Business & Economics


Teaching Assistant


Create online course for environmental and natural resource economics and economics of sustainable societies.

Career Accomplishments:

Club of Rome - tt30 Think Tank

Professional Appointments

Board Member - Expert's University Board President - International Young Professionals Foundation


2003: Finalist for Oregon's “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year” by Portland Business Journal, Women in Business 2003. 2003: Featured law school alumni in Lewis & Clark Chronicle. 2002: Won Young Innovators award from Youth Employment Summit in Alexandria, Egypt. Won Morris K. Udall Foundation Congressional Scholarship

Medical/Professional Internships

Law Clerk for International Environmental Law Project

Publications and Patents Summary

Credits include:

An Assessment of the Expert Drafting Group's Draft Supervision and Control Provisions Prof. Chris Wold Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College April 15, 2002

A Review of Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance Programs of International Fisheries Agreements with a View to the IWC's Inspection and Observation Scheme of the RMS by International Environmental Law Project Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College (Prof. Chris Wold, Shari Arrigotti, Lisa Johnson, Amy Van Horn, Expert) December 2, 2000

Environmental and Natural Resources Economics: Theory, Policy, and the Sustainable Society by Steven C. Hackett

Government Experience:
Agency   Description
State of Nevada   Legal research and litigation prep for the State of Nevada, Department of Business & Industry, Division of Industrial Relations
State of Oregon   Work for a short period with the Department of Justice in Oregon
City of Eugene, OR   Help the City of Eugene Office of Sustainability on a Pro Bono basis
USFWS, CSU, State of California & California Cities   Worked for California Department of Conservation funded project; also a California State University System employee for over five years via work-study placement; also worked on U.S. Department of Fish & Wildlife and with the Cities of Arcata and Trinidad California facilitating community development meetings.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Currently advising the principle and founder of Integral Investments LLC on new business innovations and improving revenue model for existing social networking website.
  • Recently advised small manufacturing start-up on legal dispute related to international trade, breach of contract, and strategic business and partnership matters.
  • Currently work with the City of Eugene Office of Sustainability conducting best practices research and writing for sustainable city planning and management.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert is experienced in the field of litigation, having served on a project basis in litigation for over 30 cases. This includes work with depositions, research, writing, and evidence coordination and presentation for: a toxic mold/ faulty window frame case, workers safety and compensation cases, OSHA enforcement actions, toxic groundwater contamination, bankruptcy, and a whistleblower lawsuit, including work with state, federal and municipal courts and the NV state Supreme Court.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2004 to 2005   Amsterdam, Netherlands   Acted as editor, proofreader, and proposal writer for established visual artist fiction writer from eastern Europe.
2007 to   Frankfurt, Germany   Currently provide support as a consultant and freelancer for various individuals and businesses in Frankfurt, Germany providing strategic direction and support for Internet-based business opportunities and aid with inter-cultural communication issues. Aid T-Systems representatives in global strategy related data analysis, prepare & update presentations and PowerPoint slides.
2001 to 2001   London, England   Aided United Kingdom's Delegate to the International Whaling Commission Annual Meeting, research and writing on major issues of international and procedural law.
2002 to 2002   Alexandria, Egypt   Recipient of Young Innovators Award as CEO of Smart Mediary Systems, Youth Employment Summit conference delegate and participant, hosted exhibition table, interacting with young professionals from across the globe.
2004 to 2004   Amman, Jordon   Participant of Club of Rome tt30 annual meeting and royal guest of H.R.H. Prince Hassan

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Native and expert/ master skill level

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

She understands problems and can see them from so many angles that solutions often pop out at her before she is even looking for them. Has amazing writing, verbal, and argumentation skills, and can work very well under pressure. She is a brilliant and persuasive communicator who understands business, government, technology, and international and environmental issues, coming from experience as both an academic and front-line participant. She can also act as researcher, writer, speech-writer, team leader and an in-person, telephone or internet-based meeting facilitator or mediator as necessary.


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