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Our History


Cascadia’s origins can be traced to a small, unassuming pizza parlor in Downtown Seattle, where Charlie Scott and Marc Daudon met over a slice. At the time, Charlie was with a management consulting firm working on waste characterization studies, and Marc, an experienced environmental consultant who was new to town, was looking for what opportunity Seattle might serve up next. It wasn’t long before the two decided to build something new together, forming Cascadia Consulting Group in March 1993.

Throughout the 1990s, Cascadia created successful waste reduction and recycling policies and programs across the West Coast while building trusted relationships with clients. Starting in 2000, Cascadia broadened its core service offerings to include sustainability planning, natural resource management, and climate resilience strategies.

Over 20 years later, Cascadia fittingly returned to its roots by celebrating Cascadia's ownership transfer with a pizza party. On November 6, 2015, Marc and Charlie transferred majority ownership of the company to long-standing senior management, ushering in a second generation of leadership by Co-Presidents Ruth Bell and Amity Lumper. Under this new ownership, Cascadia is now 51%  women-owned. The two owner-managers have been with the company for more than a decade and have served on the Executive Management Team since 2014; they collectively oversee strategies related to our mission and vision, business development, and long-term growth. 

The Cascadia Way


The Cascadia Way is a culture of quality, respect, responsibility, creativity, and fun that imbues everything we do.

It begins with a team full of talented, passionate professionals who see their work not just as a job, but also as a mission.

We maintain high expectations of ourselves as we strive to deliver innovative, sustainable solutions to our clients.

We nurture work-life balance with flexible schedules, generous vacation policies, and regular sabbaticals.

Our community thrives on purpose, ping-pong, and pizza parties.

Our People


Our talented and dedicated staff are the heart, soul, and muscle of Cascadia; they’re behind the exceptional service and quality we’re known for. We are highly motivated self-starters with energy, creativity, and a sense of humor—and, most importantly, we are committed to walking the talk, advancing sustainability, and improving our communities and the world around us.

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DIVERSITY


We know our mission to solve today’s environmental challenges and advance a sustainable future is best served when our team reflects the vibrant communities in which we live and work. Our goal is to continue building a company that fits that vision. As a result, Cascadia is currently engaging in staff cultural competency training and growth in order to create a work environment that is welcoming and inclusive of true diversity.

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Cascadia offers a full suite of capabilities, skills, and problem-solving to help you optimize resource use, eliminate waste, and save money.
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