Greentech Rising was founded by two Wilkinsburg residents, father and son, David and Timothy Cattell, who are committed to help the community grow and thrive. While Greentech is a new organization, we have roots in the community and partnerships with many local public and nonprofit service providers.


We want to improve communities through education and practical application of the science of urban ecology and associated technologies. Focusing on urban farming, the idea is to:

*support production and distribution of fresh, local produce

*provide related educational and informational resources online, in person, and otherwise

*utilize blighted or underutilized properties for food production, green space, community activities, and ecological health (such as pollinator support)

*generally to promote a thriving community and world by meeting the needs of human and natural resources upon which we depend, which is more and more in an urban context

Timothy, founder, in coveralls holding a flower and smiling as his dog stares back at him, smiling in Unity Garden

TImothy Cattell

Founder, Board President

Timothy founded Greentech Rising with his passion for growing food and communities. His goals for the organization are to revitalize, educate and feed our community.

David stands beneath a blossoming japanese cherry tree

David Cattell

Secretary Treasurer

David brings years of experience with the organizational aspects of nonprofit. He has been a vital member of the team, making sure we’re dotting our I’s and crossing our T’s.

Andrew stands under a fallen Bay Tree in a Redwood forest.

Andrew Cattell

Board Member

Andrew brings his nonprofit development background to a host of tasks for Greentech, and has supported our growth with grant writing and management.

Amanda admires a sherbet rose in the Portland rose garden.

AmAnda Preston

Board Member

Amanda lends her creativity in graphic design as well as her communications experience to our marketing and community outreach efforts.

An empty hoophouse awaits growth

Martin lafferty

Board Member

coming soon…