Meet the Team

We’re an organization that provides the expertise to quantify and monetize benefits from projects built upon inputs from stakeholders

Edwin Piñero

Edwin Piñero

President

Over his 40-year career, Edwin has worked in the private and public sectors as a consultant to many clients on sustainability, environment, and energy.  He is the President of EcoMetrics LLC, helping disseminate this methodology to quantify and monetize co-benefits resulting from natural solutions and ecosystems services projects.   Edwin currently serves in the concurrent role as Head of Standards and Assurance for the Alliance for Water Stewardship.  

Edwin has also been involved in developing standards for 25 years, including working on sustainability, environment, energy and water standards.  His standards experience includes developing requirements, validation, verification, and assurance aspects.  He served as Senior Vice President for Sustainability for Veolia North America (VNA), and liaison to Veolia’s worldwide Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Affairs departments.  He has also served in the public sector at both the Federal and state levels addressing sustainability issues. 

During his service as the White House Federal Environmental Executive, he focused on developing and implementing sustainability policy and practices within the US Federal government.  Edwin served in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as both the Director of the Bureau of Environmental Sustainability as well as holding the office of Pennsylvania State Energy Director.  He has Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the State University of New York and Master’s of Science degree in Geology from Texas A&M University.

 

Taylor Marshall

Taylor Marshall

Project Manager & Advisor

Taylor Marshall is the Project Manager of EcoMetrics LLC.  Taylor has dedicated her professional life to identifying and promoting solutions to environmental issues and opportunities.  She is responsible for working alongside project partners to successfully deliver on each and every EcoMetrics project. With a background in communications and community engagement, Taylor is particularly passionate about the social and economic components of EcoMetrics.

Taylor works concurrently as Director of Sustainable Programs at parent company Restore the Earth. Previously, Taylor was at The Water Institute of the Gulf in Baton Rouge.  There, she applied her expertise in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) to develop and promote community-based approaches to protecting communities from storm risk and land loss.

Previously, she served as Program Director with American Council On Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. Taylor has a Master of Science degree in Bioresource Engineering with a focus on Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) from McGill University.

 

Thomas Polzin

Thomas Polzin

Advisor

Tommy Polzin is a natural capital and nature based solutions expert.  He most recently oversaw strategy and activities associated with Dow Chemical’s 2025 Sustainability goal to Value Nature, identifying multi-million dollar projects that are better for nature.  He is the principal of Miridae Natural Capital, a nature based solutions consultancy and is currently partnering with organizations to drive nature-based solutions in the private sector. 

Prior to joining Dow, Tommy worked in business development for a solar PV start up and greenhouse gas mitigation policy for an international climate focused non-profit.  

 

Danielle Cohen

Danielle Cohen

Project Assistant

Danielle is the Project Assistant of EcoMetrics LLC.  She recently graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics and Management.  Working throughout her undergraduate career, Danielle has assisted in research and supplemental projects throughout the EcoMetrics portfolio. 

Danielle works concurrently with Restore the Earth, specializing in marketing and social media.  Previously, Danielle was a summer analyst at Blackrock. There, she worked at the intersection of Finance and Technology, assisting clients in finding innovative solutions to different business problems.  Danielle was President of Cornell Impact Investing, a club focused on assisting global partners in quantifying their impact with each investment project. 

In January 2020, Danielle participated in the Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Team (SMART) Program with Cornell, where she worked as a student consultant to support a local Kenyan agribusiness technology company.  

Marvin G. Marshall

Marvin G. Marshall

Advisor

Marvin (Marv) co-founded Restore the Earth Foundation following a successful career as a real estate development executive in the United States and Canada.  He served as President and CEO of Bramalea Limited, a North American real estate development and management firm with more than $6 billion in assets.

During his real estate career he raised funds for and successfully executed more than $1 billion in land development projects.  Previously he served as President and CEO of Cullen Center, Inc. in Houston, Texas, and as a senior executive at Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation, a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards.  He has been chair of the board of Ainsworth Corporation, Remington Capital Investments, International Comfort Products Corporation, and Thompson Pipe & Steel Company.  Prior to co-founding Restore the Earth Foundation, he launched Ecosystems Partners, LLC, an environmental conservation firm sourcing the best resources, contractors and practices for restoration projects.

 

PJ Marshall

PJ Marshall

Advisor

Before co-founding Restore the Earth Foundation with her husband, PJ spent more than 40 years as a top strategic marketing consultant for leading professional services firms such as Bechtel Corporation, Halliburton, and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP.

Her broad experience working with senior-level executives in major international corporations makes her particularly suited to developing and leading the cross-sector partnerships that are at the heart of the REF strategy and business model. PJ has also been responsible for major fundraising campaigns for organizations such as the Royal Ontario Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Houston Symphony, raising more than $50 million. She co-founded Heart to Hand Toronto, a grassroots community organization that provides food to more than 200 disadvantaged families each year in the Toronto, Ontario region of Canada by connecting them directly and personally with volunteer and supporting families in the community. This initiative is still going strong after 20 years.