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 Ruth Bell (Co-President), Amity Lumper (Co-President), and Francis Icasiano (Managing Principal). Under this new ownership, Cascadia is now 51% women-owned and 70% women- and minority-owned. The three 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 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 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.
Cascadia is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law.