CIP members value fostering authentic relationships and making personal connections. We are committed to growing our membership selectively and organically, and maintaining a small yet productive group. Here are some of our current members. 

 

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David James Robinson
Attorney at Law

David James Robinson helps people at any income level to transact wealth by providing estate planning, business development and tax planning services. He offers an alternative to the suit-and-tie law firm experience by running paper-free and mobile practice. He will visit you in your home of workplace and deliver a user-friendly work product. When he isn’t practicing law for money he donates his attorney services to nonprofits. He is a multi-sport athlete and a full time bicyclist. He has been a member of Community Inspired Professionals since 2013. “Were is not for my participation in CIP, I would not have a law practice. I can trace 75% of new client business in my first year to a CIP source.

  • Juris Doctor – Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY ▪ 1999
  • Bachelors of Arts– State University of New York College at Oswego, Oswego, NY ▪ 1993
  • Member of the Oregon State Bar since October 2009
  • Member Multnomah Bar Association and American Bar Association
  • Notary Public for the State of Oregon

www.davidjamesrobinson.com

 
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Shayna Denney
Real Estate Agent

Shayna’s mom would tell you she could have been a real estate agent at 8 years old.  While it’s fair to say her negotiation and math skills have greatly improved since then, she’s always had a love of real estate and people. With her vast knowledge of the different Portland communities and of the home buying or selling process, Shayna can help you.  If you’re looking for a family home or a smart investment, Shayna can help you find the property that makes sense for you.  From experienced, savvy buyers and sellers, to someone who’s never even thought about owning their own home, Shayna is there to connect you with the resources you need to reach your goals.  Through Shayna’s past experience in finance and lending, property management, and map making, she is well equipped with the knowledge to not only find the home you’ve been dreaming of, but negotiate the best terms possible.  

Shayna’s love for people is what allows her to thrive in this business.  She always has her client’s best interest at heart.  Shayna is thrilled to be a part of this group of like-minded professionals, who care about their community and the people in it.

 
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Laurie Menk Otto ND, MPH
Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Menk Otto is passionate about helping you reach your health goals while providing the highest quality medical care. As a patient, you can expect that she will provide personalized care within an integrative model by combining the best of complementary and conventional medicine. The goal of treatment is to define the root cause of illness or imbalance, and approach treatment in a simplified, targeted manner.

She has a general family practice in which she treats most common acute and chronic health complaints. She also works extensively with seasonal and perennial allergies, using sublingual immunotherapy, or "allergy drops" to decrease the body's reactions to grass, tree, and weed pollens, molds, dust and animal dander.  

Dr. Menk Otto graduated with Honors in Research from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in 2007. She then completed a three-year clinical research fellowship sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, during which time she also completed a Master of Public Health degree. She currently serves as Adjunct Faculty at Helfgott Research Institute at NCNM where she mentors students in the Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research program and is the principal investigator on two research studies.

 
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Max Calabro, RYT
Mindfulness Coach and Writer

Max Calabro is a writer and mindfulness coach living in Portland, OR. He is the founder of Office Mindfulness, LLC, which provides meditation and mindfulness services to workplaces in the area.

Drawing on his experience in geophysics research and green building consulting, Max tailors his classes and workshops to address the challenges in the office environment, helping participants feel less stressed, more productive, and more open in their communication styles. By incorporating a decade of yoga and meditation practice, as well as training as a yoga teacher, Max’s mindfulness sessions utilize a secular blend of several contemplative traditions to focus on present-moment awareness, self-observation, and gratitude.

Max is in the process of publishing his first book on mindfulness and personal development, and blogs regularly at maxcalabro.com. He is an avid rock climber, backpacker, traveler, and coffee-drinker. 

For more information about his writing, or to see if mindfulness sessions would be a good fit at your workplace, please feel free to contact Max through his website or directly at max@maxcalabro.com.

 

Mary Ann Aschenbrenner
Website Designer and Developer

I am a native Oregonian, artist entrepreneur, community volunteer, and president of Waterlink Web.

At Waterlink Web my focus is on your success. You will appreciate my commitment to excellence and the sense of fun I bring when we work together building your website.

I make sure that your site is beautiful, well-written, user-friendly, and fully optimized for search engine traffic. The things that make your business unique should be part of your internet image. When customers search for your services, your website should appear in the search results. I make that happen. I am detail oriented and stay current with the latest web design and online marketing trends.

Your website should extend your influence and drive awareness of your brand or products. Your website is your business card, marketing platform, and, often, your store as well. Work with Waterlink Web and have your website built right.

Waterlink Web: connecting your customers with you

 
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Kristen Genzano, MA, NCC
Counselor

Kristen Genzano, MA, NCC, is a mental health counselor with a private practice in downtown Portland.  She works with adult individuals and couples facing any type of life transition.  In her practice, she specializes in Women’s Issues including Infertility, Postpartum Couples, Childfree Women, Menopause, Female Entrepreneurs, Mother/Daughter Relationships, and more.

Before she was a therapist, Kristen worked in the corporate world.  During this time, she witnessed many of the complicated challenges women face as professionals, as business owners, as mothers, as daughters, as partners, and as friends to one another.  It was this experience that led Kristen to become a therapist.  

She attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  During graduate school she completed two years of advanced training in Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies and specialized in working with survivors of childhood sexual trauma.  Since graduating she’s received additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, Experiential Therapy, and Relational Psychotherapy.  She created her practice - Kristen Genzano Therapy LLC - to offer women a compassionate and nonjudgmental place to talk through the many unique challenges they face. 

If you’d like to learn more about Kristen’s practice or to inquire about working with her, please email her at: kristengenzanotherapy@gmail.com.   

 

Eden Swartz
Photographer

Eden Swartz has been a photographer for over 20 years and she is fantastic with people, a most auspicious combination. In Eden’s long experience of taking photographs, she has discovered that most people do not enjoy having their photograph taken. Often, people feel extremely self-conscious, awkward, sweaty, nervous. She understands this. This is where her talents with people and art combine in the most fabulous, creative and soothing of ways. Eden helps and supports all of her clients through the photograph taking process, encouraging her clients to wriggle and breathe; helping them move through the awkwardness. Her clients feel instantly at ease and end up with photographs they are madly in love with: photographs that capture authentic human connection.

On those rare occasions that Eden and her camera are separated, you will find her reading a book, practicing yoga, running around town with her two sons and her husband, drinking tea with friends, knitting a hat, sock shopping, or traveling somewhere fun with her family and friends. http://eden-swartz.squarespace.com/

 

Scott Berry
Financial Advisor

Scott Berry helps people achieve their financial goals, whatever those may be. He is a lifelong volunteer and is currently serving on the foundation board at Trillium Family Services. Scott joined CIP to help align his social action and business practices. Visit Scott's LinkedIn page.

 

Jodi Franken, NC
Nutritional Consultant

Jodi is a Nutritional Consultant, owner of Homegrown Health LLC, and recent East Coast transplant to Portland.  Jodi received her BA from the University of Florida and went on to pursue additional certification from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts.  She has extensive knowledge in food allergies, elimination diets, inflammatory conditions, autoimmune diseases, micro and macronutrients, digestive issues, and Candida overgrowth.  She is an active member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP).
 
Jodi's education in holistic nutrition spawned out of personal need.  Both her husband and son suffer from severe food allergies and autoimmune diseases. Conventional medicine couldn't provide answers and Jodi and her family turned to advanced nutritional therapies in order to address their issues.  Because of her real-life experience, Jodi is passionate about helping others, especially families, achieve their health goals.

As a nutritional client you can count on highly individualized care and attention. Client counseling can include, but is not limited to, holistic nutrition education, lifestyle and diet assessments, cooking instruction, meal preparation, menu development, and pantry reorganization. Jodi's aim is to lower nutritional hurdles by providing easy, executable, personalized menus and lifestyle recommendations- making the switch to healthy living an easy one.

For more information about the "ins and outs" of nutritional counseling or to inquire about scheduling a session please visit Jodi's website or LinkedIn page.