Todd Struble was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but always felt a strong affinity for Oregon while visiting. This led him to Oregon State University, where he studied business and philosophy. He graduated from Oregon State in 2004 with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management Information Systems and a minor in Philosophy. After graduating, he moved to Taoyuan, Taiwan to teach English and explore the world. After two years of living in Taiwan, despite enjoying the vibrant night markets and Taiwanese culture, Todd became restless and homesick for the Pacific Northwest and decided to apply to the Oregon law schools. After a typhoon-delayed application process, Todd was accepted to the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College and graduated in 2009. Before joining APANO, Todd ran a solo practice for three years serving small businesses and low-income clients. He served as the Co-Chair of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association from 2010 to 2013, and continues to work on issues related to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession in Oregon.
Todd manages the Jade District program, assisting the Jade District Steering Committee in setting an agenda and coordinating projects of the Jade District. The Jade District Steering Committee’s goal is to foster collective decision-making and self-determination by organizing collective strengths, empowering those most affected, and advocating for community control and promote healthy, stable communities through equitable development with anti-displacement in mind.