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.  

 

Huda Elasaad

Huda Elasaad

Advisor

Huda is an experienced environmental and field engineer with a diverse background in technology development, deployment and project management. She has professional experience internationally and in various facets of the water industry, including reclamation, natural resource management, desalination, aquaculture and water process engineering.

After obtaining a double M.S. from the University of Michigan, she joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 2012 to develop decentralized water and sanitation solutions for remote and challenging applications. She is a published author in the fields of environmental public health, water treatment design, maintenance optimization and field applications. She was named a AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador in 2017.

 

Emily Pinero

Emily Pinero

Project Analyst

Ms. Pinero supports EcoMetrics projects in regard to data collection, research, and working with the cloud-based platform. She also provides editorial support in preparing EcoMetrics project reports and promotional and informational content. Emily has experience with project and initiative support through research, deliverable development and office administration. She has professional skills that include website management and social media strategy and support.

She is adept at using technology and learning languages, with varying proficiency in Russian and Spanish. She has volunteer experience in Eastern Europe and Central Asia as well as with international students in America. Ms. Piñero has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from George Mason University, and a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of the Nations.

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.