NWCDC is sponsoring an AmeriCorp VISTA volunteer this year and we are happy to introduce Sam Carlson to our co-op community!

Sam graduated from Portland State University in 2021 with a B.A. in Community Development.
At NWCDC, the scope of his work includes developing a model for converting privately-owned
multifamily properties into resident-owned cooperatives, supporting the South Sound
Association of #Cooperatives (Co-Sound), and investigating additional sources of income that
NWCDC can leverage to grow its organizational capacity.


Sam’s interests include hiking, gaming, and conducting amateur research on topics such as
pre-Columbian indigenous agricultural practices, ecologically informed urban design, and
ecologically/economically sustainable land use planning.