Willamette Falls Riverwalk

July 23rd, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

The Sentinel
614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
Portland, OR

Andrew Mason is the executive director for Willamette Falls Trust, the nonprofit organization created in 2015 to promote a world-class experience for everyone at Willamette Falls. He has been with the Trust since April 2018.

Mason previously served for 22 years at Open School, a Portland-area program that re-engages marginalized youth in their education. Open School expanded tenfold during Mason’s tenure and opened a new school in east Multnomah County as a capstone to an intensive racial equity initiative. Mason previously served as a consultant and staff member with Oregon Youth Conservation Corps programs, and was the Education Coordinator at The Wetlands Conservancy. He has a strong background in fundraising, strategic planning, program development, executive leadership, public and private partnerships.

Mason holds a Bachelor of Arts from Reed College and a Master of Social Work from Portland State University. He’s a runner, a dedicated Buddhist, and looks forward to a strong lamprey run this summer.


Brian Moore joined the Willamette Falls Legacy Project as Project Manager in October 2016. Prior to joining the project team, Mr. Moore was Director of Planning for the Optimum Group in the Los Angeles area where he successfully developed infrastructure projects on tribal lands. He has led major waterfront redevelopment efforts along the Columbia River for the City of Richland, Washington, and in the private sector, worked toward the restoration and redevelopment of abandoned and active industrial sites in California. He holds a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, and BAs in Economics and Dance from the University of California, Riverside.


Carol Mayer-Reed is principal-in-charge of landscape architecture and urban design at Mayer/Reed.  Mayer/Reed is a 30-person Portland-based design firm providing landscape architecture, urban design and visual communications services for the environments in which we live, work, learn and play.

Carol is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  Her 35+ years of experience covers a wide array of project types in both the public and private sectors.  Urban design projects include waterfronts, stormwater systems, transit, parks and recreation facilities, trails, sustainable mixed-use projects, and campuses.

Carol and her team were part of the Willamette Falls Riverwalk Concept Design; and are continuing to participate as landscape architects in the Phase 1 design and construction. They are currently working with stakeholders on a light watercraft portage trail around the falls.