meet our team

at viridian, we dance to the beat of our own drummers

Team-photo

(we have 2 drummers on staff)

Giving new life to old wood takes a lot of tenacity and creative energy. If you think we sell wood flooring and tables, you are only partly right. A big part of our job is to discover new and creative ways to use wood, to innovate processes and to tell our story in a way that inspires others to use reclaimed wood products. We’re a close-knit group who loves what we do. We work hard, and we have a lot of fun while we do it. We’re smart, honest, genuine, a little (ok, A LOT) wacky and wholly committed to growing our company sustainably in every sense of the word.


Pierce

Pierce Henley
Co-founder
Favorite Viridian Material: Good Neighbor Weathered Redwood
Hometown: San Rafael, California
Likes:  Gardening, Single batch bourbons, Peking Duck and fall colors
Favorite things about Portland: Hiking in Washington Park, food carts, long summers, hipster culture, and our public transportation system.
Fun Fact: I was on a team that took first place in a curling league in here in Portland. Yes, Curling is that funny sport with ice, rocks and brooms.


Joe

Joe Mitchoff, LEED AP
Co-founder
Favorite Viridian Material: Jakarta Market Blend – Tropical Mix
Hometown: Sellwood, Oregon (What’s in a name?!)
Likes: Camping, hiking, running, snowboarding, travel, music festivals & Burning Man (13 times!)
Favorite things about Portland: Portland Center Stage, biking the Springwater Corridor, running the Wildwood Trail, our incredible food carts and the Timbers Army (R.C.T.I.D!)
Fun fact: Met Pierce at a happy hour in 2002 and became fast friends. We always knew we’d do something in business together, but reclaimed lumber kinda found us!


Kristen

Kristen Gilchrist
Sales Manager
Favorite Viridian Material: Jakarta Market Blend – Dark Sort
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Likes: Camping, hiking, going to the dog park & happy hour!
Favorite things about Portland: The beautiful landscape and the fact that you can get to the coast, the mountains or the high desert in just a few hours, and its all so lush and green.
Fun fact: Completed a 6 month internship at the Oregon Zoo with the primates, and volunteers at The Pixie Project animal rescue and adoption center-I’m a huge animal person!


Damien

Damien Farwell
Production Manager
Favorite Viridian Material: Fishtail Oak
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Likes: Remodeling, home projects. The outdoors, wood.
Favorite things about Portland: Proximity to beach, mountains and Hood River. Great food.
Fun fact: I used to be a furniture maker.


Kevin

Kevin Brennan
Warehouse Supervisor
Favorite Viridian Material: Siberian Spruce
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Favorite things about Portland: The St. John’s Bridge, the Trailblazers, the Timbers, the incredible restaurant scene, Captured By Porches Brewing Company, our city’s recycling program and that it is a very, very bike friendly city.
Fun fact: He’s the unofficial mayor of St. John’s, the Portland neighborhood our warehouse is located in!


Bill

Bill Holloway
Production Supervisor 
Favorite Viridian Material: European Beech
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Likes: Rivers, old-growth forests, fine furniture, museums, libraries, and heirloom tomatoes.
Favorite thing about Portland: The fact that most of my family lives here and that the climate allows a year-round vegetable garden.
Fun Fact: Has a dog named Aunt Beatrice.


Chris

Chris White
Production Supervisor 
Favorite Viridian Material: Granary Plank – Rough Sawn Rustic
Hometown: Longview, Washington
Likes: Kustom Kulture,  Tattoos, Hard Cider, American Roots Music
Favorite things about Portland: Climate, cider, music scene, and an environment where you can be yourself.
Fun fact: I’ve had two open heart surgeries and now have a pig valve in my heart.


Maggie

Maggie Trimbach
Shipping & Office Manager
Favorite Viridian Material: Old School Gym Bleacher
Hometown: Dayton, OH
Likes: Animals, weekend trips, creative projects, the internet, my 3 cats.
Favorite things about Portland: All of the delicious food & how easy it is to get around without a car (I’ve never had a license!)
Fun Fact: I had a brief stint as a child catalog model.


Ben

Ben Sorensen
Wood Fabrication
Favorite Viridian Material: Jakarta Market Blend – Rustic
Hometown: San Luis Obispo, California
Favorite thing about Portland: Music!!!
Fun Fact: I don’t like wigs. I don’t know why.


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