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Carl Talton, Chief Executive Officer and President

Carl is responsible for identifying and generating transactions, resources, funds and revenue sources for use by PFF in carrying out its mission and goals. Carl is an architect of the community-focused strategic direction of the firm and has a broad business background.

He has served as an executive with both Portland General Electric and Pacific Power; most recently as Vice President of Government Affairs, Business Development and Community Development for PGE. Carl is a former chairman of the Portland Development Commission, and currently serves as a Commissioner with the Oregon Economic and Community Development Commission. He is a founding member of the Northeast Community Development Corporation, as well as a founder and long time member of the North/Northeast Economic and Community Development Alliance.

Chris Hasle, Senior Vice President

Chris develops investment strategies, raises investment capital and structures investments and loans. He has participated in the closing of transactions with a combined total project cost of over $2.3 billion. He is also responsible for directing investments in the renewable energy sector.

Prior to PFF, Chris ran an energy consulting practice providing services to utility companies throughout North America. Earlier in his career, he worked at Accenture, an international consulting firm, and Colony Capital, a private real estate investment firm.

Chris is a frequent speaker on tax-advantaged financing with an emphasis on renewable energy and related tax credit programs. His current and past board service includes Portland Family of Funds, Albina Head Start and the Oregon Humane Society.

  • MBA, Real Estate and Finance, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado
  • BS, Computer Science, University of California at San Diego
  • BA, French Literature, University of California at San Diego

Cam Turner, Senior Vice President

Cam develops investment strategies, raises investment capital and structures investments and loans. He has participated in the closing of transactions with a combined total project cost of over $2.3 billion. Cam serves as managing director for the Portland Small Business Loan Fund, which provides short- and long-term real estate and business financing for micro-enterprises and small businesses.

Cam has 15 years experience in real estate and corporate transactions, including private equity, structured finance, tax credit syndication, and business formation. Prior to joining PFF, he was an attorney with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C., focusing on securities and mergers and acquisitions.

Cam serves on the boards of the Council of Development Finance Agencies, Metro Natural Areas Bond Oversight Committee, New Markets Tax Credit Coalition, Portland Family of Funds, and the Portland Plan Advisory Board.

Cam is a frequent speaker on tax credit and tax-advantaged financing, green buildings and community impacts, with recent presentations at conferences hosted by Novogradac & Company, the Council of Development Finance Agencies, the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association and New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Cam enjoys telemark skiing, rock climbing, running, and playing with his sons in his free time.

  • JD, Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College (cum laude)
  • BA, Philosophy, University of Utah (cum laude)
  • Member, Oregon State Bar
  • Licensed to practice before U.S. Tax Court

Catherine Marel, Treasurer

Catherine is responsible for all treasury management and accounting functions for PFF. She has 11 years experience running business financial controls and operations.

Previously, Catherine worked in the editorial department of WH Freeman & Co. Publishing in New York, and served as finance manager for a local organic tea company. She enjoys traveling in her free time.

  • MBA, Finance, Portland State University
  • BA, Archaeology, Binghamton University
  • BA, Biology, Binghamton University

Luke Peterson, Accounting Manager

Luke is responsible for managing general accounting activity for PFF and related entities including A/P and A/R, internal control monitoring, and maintenance of financial statements. Luke has six years experience in public accounting.

He was formerly an accountant with TKW CPA Firm where he concentrated on testing internal controls and supervising audits of governmental entities. Previously, he prepared tax returns for small companies and individuals at Smerdon & Brewer. He enjoys playing basketball in his free time.

  • BS, Accounting, Finance, Portland State University
  • CPA License, State of Oregon

Yupin Sinit , Accounts Payable Clerk

Yupin is primarily responsible for supporting the accounting staff of PFF in administrative matters. She has worked in many industries and first started her accounting career in Bangkok, Thailand, where she completed an Associate's degree in business. She also served at the Joint Voluntary Agency of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok before putting her career on hold to raise her two children. She later worked with GAW Electric as an accountant prior to joining PFF.

Yupin and her family have always been very active in the community, volunteering at their local schools, library, community center and Thai Association. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and cooking.

Tracy Amaral, Administrative & Operations Manager

Tracy oversees and manages all aspects of the operations of PFF, including all human resource activity. Tracy previously worked as a legal assistant at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C., and most recently at Harsch Investment Properties in commercial real estate. She supported various Senior Vice Presidents managing portfolios in retail and industrial commercial properties. Tracy emphasized on operations, property management, and quarterly and regional reporting.

She enjoys fitness and health, traveling, reading, and spending time with her son.

  • BS, Criminal Science and Psychology, Portland State University
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent, State of Oregon

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