About
We All Rise is an expression of a larger movement.
We exist to build a reality where economic development benefits all people; where the places we live are as inclusive as they are resilient.

Our firm and the ecosystem of contractors we work with are multicultural and multigenerational. The expertise, lived experiences, and mindsets of those we work with are critical to developing legitimate solutions for our future. We represent people, families, and communities that have been at the frontlines of development impact. We know what’s at stake as we build and develop within our communities today. It is through our steadfast belief and commitment to the "impossible" that we help build what's possible.
Playing small does not serve the world. We are all meant to shine. Not just some of us, but all of us.

As many change-makers have said, our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our brilliance that frightens us. But as we let our light shine, we give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated, our presence has the power to liberate others.

This truth is what compelled co-founders Quincy Brown and Maris Yurdana to begin We All Rise. Coming together first as an informal advocacy duo in their home city in 2020, Quincy and Maris began this work as a case study for collective impact. Since then, We All Rise has continued to grow each year by way of community need, an abundance of support, and our fierce determination to uplift people and place to build a better future.
Co-founders Quincy Brown and Maris Yurdana speak at the 2021 Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
We All Rise Partners
Quincy Brown
Co-Founder + Partner
Quincy Brown is visionary planner, thought leader, and third generation Portland native. He blends technical expertise with community commitment to build coalitions and has influenced nearly every major regional development player in Oregon in the last three years. Quincy has been involved with boundary-breaking work across the Pacific West Coast, from the LA River Project, to Oakland’s Black Cultural Zone, to shaping Oregon's equitable workforce development.

Quincy holds a bachelor’s degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment from Claremont McKenna College and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. Quincy sits on the board of Oregon Metro's Committee for Racial Equity. He enjoys spending his free time hiking, kayaking, spending time with family, and designing organic gardens. 
Maris Yurdana
Co-Founder + Partner
Maris Yurdana is a bridge-builder for multicultural strategies to create a more resilient world. She engages the socio-political dynamics of how investments and agreements are made across contexts, sectors, and world views. Maris has worked in seven international communities: coordinating emerging economy strategies at the World Resources Institute, debunking climate prestige in Sweden, innovating circular economy in Uruguay, working with regenerative indigenous leadership in Peru and Mexico, connecting local agricultural to food security in Hawaii, and shaping equitable clean energy transitions across Oregon. 

Maris holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management from Loyola University Chicago, where she received the Wangari Muta Maathai Award for Outstanding Service. She spends her free time singing, painting, being immersed in different cultures, and connecting with people of all ages through heart-centered conversations.

Dwayne Johnson
Partner
Dwayne Johnson is a visionary entrepreneur and applied technologist, passionate about using innovation  to drive socio-economic inclusion. He has over 30 years of experience developing strategies, coalitions, and projects that build multi-sector capacity for inclusive, prosperous, and resilient communities. He is founder of Civic Technology Ventures, Scaleup Partners, and Ideal Portland, and served as deputy director of Startup Champions Network, senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum of Oregon, and ambassador for Right2Start. 

Dwayne is the current Chair and President of the Oregon Innovation Foundation. He holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship (summa cum laude) from Babson College and a BA in Far East History from California Polytechnic University, Pomona. In his free time, he loves to read, travel, explore through photography, and make new friends.

American Leadership Forum of Oregon
Senior Fellow- Technology Association of Oregon Foundation
Board Chair/President - Greater Portland Economic Development District
Member - Portland Incubator Experiment
Mentor - Port of Portland Protégé Program
Mentor - Right to Start
Ambassador - Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee
Past member - Oregon STEM Investment Council
Past member - Oregon Talent Council
Past member - Oregon Small Business Advisory Council
Past President - Portland Small Business Advisory Council
Past Vice-President - Oregon Committee for Performance Excellence
Our team is a vibrant ecosystem of strategic partners and subcontractors. We collaborate and leverage our strengths on a per-project basis.