About Cambium Carbon
Cambium Carbon is a people-centric, forward-focused company transforming the way communities and organizations approach the climate crisis. We believe in actions that drive results, and we are unapologetically committed to sharing the stories of our results with the world. Our stories are about impact and we believe impact inspires others to action.
We are a platform that enables circular economies through Carbon-Smart material reuse, by unlocking the power of local suppliers. We save fallen trees from landfill and decomposition, transforming them into valuable products with place-based impact. Our Carbon Smart Wood is locally sourced, locally salvaged, and reinvests in local tree planting. This circular economy model creates new green jobs and funding to support urban canopy restoration in the communities that need it most.
Meet the Climate Super Team
Alicia Blake | Senior Environmental Analyst
BEN CHRISTENSEN | CEO, CO-FOUNDER
Previously Ben worked on federal policy at the World Resource Institute, led backcountry trips across California, and researched hydrolysis nano-chemistry at Sandia National Lab.
Brian Westpoint | Senior Sales Rep
Brian is a results-driven sales professional with over 10 years of experience in consumer products. He is focused on creating the regenerative, carbon-negative economy of the future that is accessible to all. He applies his business knowledge, in-depth sales strategies and exceptional presentation skills to help his customers choose the best products. Brian’s passion for developing and maintaining strong relationships is centered on trust with the community. Outside of work he enjoys bike touring, yoga and eco traveling.
JEFF COHEN | VP OF SALES
Jeff leads Cambium Carbon’s mission to make Carbon-Smart™ Wood a household name. His sales acumen, ability to build and foster relationships, and passion for leaving the world a better place for his children make him the perfect person to lead this initiative. Jeff holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
JOE McDONALD | VP OF TECHNOLOGY, INTERIM CTO
Joe joins Cambium Carbon with over a decade of experience working for startup and growth-stage technology companies, as well as a brief stint in academia. Joe believes in using technology to solve complex business problems, to empower people to focus on the things that matter, and to take way too many pictures of his daughter, wife, and dogs. Joe holds a BA from Hobart College and is currently pursuing a Masters degree at Dartmouth College.
MARISA REPKA | CFO, CO-FOUNDER
Marisa holds a Master degree in Environmental Management with a specialization in Business from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
NATASHA MAIN | Director of Funding & Partnerships
Olivia Silver | Sustainable Materials Analyst
Paul Timmins | President of BFL | Director of Wood Products
As Cambium Carbon’s Director of Wood Products and President of Baltimore Fallen Lumber, Paul ensures the quality of every piece of wood that comes in and out of our model sawmill and fabrication shop. Paul has more than 20 years of professional experience in the construction and wood products space, where he fine-tuned his passion for salvaging raw materials and building unique designs. Paul is excited to bring this passion and experience to Cambium Carbon’s mission to build local supply chains across the country, much like he has done with Baltimore Fallen Lumber. Outside of work, Paul enjoys traveling with his family and is on a quest to explore as many national parks as possible.
SOFIA REITSMA | DIRECTOR of OPERATIONS
THEO HOOKER | COO, CO-FOUNDER
Theo wears many hats at Cambium-from managing workflows to building lasting relationships with all of our partners. His energy helps make this well-oiled team work as seamlessly as possible.
Theo’s background in mathematical economics allows him to view potential climate change solutions through a market lens. As a 2018 Thomas Watson fellow, he traveled the world exploring sustainable food systems building valuable skills that translate to a start-up environment.
John Ferrara | VP of BFL | Director of Milling
After spending most of his career as a nurse, John wanted a change. He jumped into milling and hasn’t looked back. When he’s not sawing into locally salvaged material, John enjoys spending time with his wife, flying, and getting lost in gnarly piano solos.