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Closing Session - Responsible Sport

Sponsored by the City of Eugene

This session will give an overview of the history of sustainability in Eugene, the responsible sports framework developed by the Council, and how two different locally grown events have embraced and incorporated sustainability into their events.

Panelists

Sunny ArthursSunny Arthurs a.ka. Rex Havoc – Director of the Big O Roller Derby Tournament, Emerald City Roller Derby

Sunny Arthurs has been a member of the Emerald City Roller Derby league since its inception in 2006 and has been the Director of the Big O Tournament since 2012. During this time Sunny has served several terms as a member of the league's Board, including a 2-year term as President of the Emerald City Roller Derby.  During her time as a member of the ECRD Sunny has also spent time coaching the Emerald City Junior Travel team, as well as the Emerald City Adult Travel team. 

Tyler JamesTyler James – Board of Directors, Council for Responsible Sport

Tyler James brings more than 18 years of experience as a proven dynamic producer with expertise in conceiving and implementing inventive strategies and visual solutions that build brand visibility, convey high-impact messaging and create positive market presence. Currently the creative director at AHM Brands in Eugene, Oregon, Tyler remains acutely tuned to key business drivers, market signals, consumer buying trends, media perception and public opinion and has enjoyed noted success in building brand identities of nationally recognized sports organizations. He acted as lead creative force behind all public-facing materials for the 2012 Olympic Team Trials -  Track and Field, the 2014 World Junior Championships, five consecutive NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships and has extensive experience working with NCAA and professional sports organizations ranging from the University of Oregon to Texas Christian University to the U.S. Tennis Association. From initial concept to strategy to completion, Tyler is an accomplished leader and collaborator who elicits the best from fellow creatives and project partners.

Deveron MusgraveDeveron Musgrave – Waste Prevention & Green Building Program Coordinator, City of Eugene

After working in the non-profit sector in sustainability and reuse, Deveron shifted into a role as a public employee in the Waste Prevention and Green Building Program at the City of Eugene.  As the Program Coordinator, she works on the City’s Sustainable Events program and the Love Food Not Waste commercial composting program, and serves as the Internal Zero Waste program coordinator for the City.

Ethan NelsonEthan Nelson – Board Chair, Council for Responsible Sport

Ethan Nelson is the Intergovernmental Relations Manager at the City of Eugene. In his previous role, Waste Prevention and Green Building Manager for the City of Eugene, Ethan led the development and implementation of several successful community sustainability programs. He served on the Oregon Global Warming Commission’s Subcommittee on Materials Management, is a University of Oregon adjunct instructor for Sustainable Urban Development, and was the Sustainability Chair for the 2012 Olympic Team Trials - Track and Field – an event that earned Gold level certification from the Council for Responsible Sport. Prior to working with the City of Eugene, Ethan was program director at Northwest Youth Corps. A swimmer at heart, Ethan loves to spend time in the water, taking part in open water swims in Hawaii, Mexico, and the US–including a 6 mile swim in Oregon’s Crater Lake!

Jenny RayJenny Ray – Event Coordinator of Volunteer and Charity Engagement, Eugene Marathon

Jenny Ray is currently the Event Coordinator of Volunteer and Charity Engagement for the Eugene Marathon.  She started with the Marathon in 2015. For her first race in 2016, she spearheaded the efforts to achieve Gold Certification with the Council of Responsible Sport.  Jenny received her B.S. in History from the UO Clark Honors College in 2006 and her MBA focusing in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Oregon in 2015.  She has also been a certified alpine ski instructor for the past ten years.  When she is not hitting the slopes or planning events she love hiking with her dog.