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Mark Green


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Patrick Patterson

Chief Operating Officer / Controller

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Marsha Moore

Compliance Manager

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Jay Hinds

Director of Maintenance Operations

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Kate Hanson

Executive Assistant / HR

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Erin Melville

Assistant Controller

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Amy Skillings

Senior Compliance Specialist

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Doug Schlutz

Director of Field Operations

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Brandi Perrin

Senior Regional Manager

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Ralph Coppersmith

Vice President of Consulting

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Ralph’s Bio

Ralph Coppersmith is responsible for capitalizing on housing and financing opportunities for Viridian Management and Chrisman Development.  He brings over 25 years of real estate finance experience, of which seventeen are specific to housing.

Prior to joining Viridian, Ralph served several LIHTC syndicators investing in properties nationwide.  His experience includes the acquisition, development and asset management of many different real estate types including apartments (HUD and Rural Development), office space, and commercial and industrial properties.

Ralph has played key roles in the syndication of tax credits to companies such as GE and BancOne. In addition, Mr. Coppersmith has owned a real estate consulting company and served as the Financial Director for the Housing Authority of Douglas County.

Ralph has been an important player in the affordable housing industry, including serving as a founding member of the Louisiana Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers. His business philosophy includes giving back to the community, and he has served on many councils and task forces, including the Wilsonville Planning Commission and Development Review Board, the Portland Commercial Recycling Taskforce and served as the Chair of the Board of the Portland Habilitation Center.

After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University and obtaining his CPA license, Ralph begin his career in New Orleans working for developers, moving to Oregon in 1988.





Chelsea Dawson

Consulting Administrator

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