Samara Group


JALENE littlejohn

Director of Partnerships


Jalene Littlejohn is a Principal Partner with Samara Group, leading the firm’s community partnerships and collaborative project coordination. Littlejohn specializes in team management, partnership coordination, strategic planning, and dynamic group facilitation—all centered on environmental stewardship, sense of place, environmental justice and connecting wildlife habitat.  Littlejohn founded Samara Group to bring together emerging, minority owned businesses to enhance environmental projects through a combination of rigorous science, inclusive partnerships, and effective communications. Current projects include coordination of the Oregon Invasive Species Council and West Willamette Restoration Partnership in Portland, among a number of volunteer initiatives such as founding a neighborhood nonprofit to promote community-building and environmental justice in an underserved community. Jalene Littlejohn lives in Hillsboro, OR with her family of four.