Our Staff  

Rain Rezendes, Manager

I'm excited to be a part of an eco-conscious small business that handcrafts non-toxic products out of sustainable fibers right here in Portland. I learned about Cotton Cloud in 2007 and joined the team as a sales associate which later evolved into management. I received a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University in Family and Consumer Sciences with a focus on Human Ecology.

This education along with growing up on a small farm helped me understand the direct connection between natural and organic food/materials to our health. This concept carries on into my work as I take into consideration energy consumption, recycling, using renewable & natural materials and keeping the chemical treatments typically used in the bedding industry out of Cotton Cloud products.

Spare time activities include marking art out of recycled/reclaimed materials and other crafty projects. :) I love tending to my organic fruit and vegetable garden, cooking/baking delicious things and hiking in this beautiful city with my dogs.

Cory Palaske, Assistant Manager

Cory -
Is A native Oregonian.
Is also a Part time student at P.C.C.
Loves to read mysteries, comedy, horror and science fiction.
Always finds time to drink local micro brews.
Does not like so called reality T.V.
Is one of the many Portland bicyclists who share the road.
Thinks that a well made sandwich is the perfect meal.
(Actually, even a poorly made sandwich is pretty good.)
Has traveled to Europe, Central America, across America and
also willingly gone to Canada twice.
Takes photos and draws when he has free time.
will at some point say something funny.

DeAna Agresto

Hello World! My name is DeAna. I grew up in New Jersey and traveled to Southern California to study photography. I fell in love with Portland on a road trip from Cali to the Gorge. I made my decision to move to Oregon and six years later here I am.

I enjoy music, art, fun and food. I also drink much too much coffee. I paint, sew, take photos, read or write in my spare time. I am a published poet and a hippie at heart. You will frequently catch me wearing peace signs.

I am excited to now be working for a business that cares about the environment as much as I do.

Jacob Bureros

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away...

Toxins have infiltrated the lives of Portlanders... in their food, houses and even in their bedding... with all the darkness clouding the force, a group of rebels has joined together to fight back... on the star system cotton cloud futons they provide toxin free, locally made mattresses. In a universe of darkness there is a light that offers a world of comfort and relaxation...

I am Jacob, a young Jedi Knight from the Philippines. I came to Portland as a teenager and was bewitched by her. My background is in politics and social activism but now I have a family and must have more stable employment. I am so very blessed to have found my way to Cotton Cloud. I look forward to growing in the company and will always bring the example of responsible and sustainable business practices wherever I go. May the force be with you...

Christopher Mack

Hail to all of you beautiful Eco-conscious people of Portland! My name is Christopher but you can call me Mack for short. I moved to Stump town from Los Angeles but don't hold that against me – I was raised in the Rogue Valley so you can consider me a fellow Oregonian. I am excited to be working for Cotton Cloud and proud to be peddling a truly Eco-friendly product! Even as elementary student I understood that the resources of our beautiful planet are not infinite; I have always tried to educate – and learn from- those around me about making our world a safe, non-toxic, self-sustaining paradise.

My interests outside of the store include hiking, camping, music and art. By education and training I am an illustrator, currently working on my first contracted graphic novel. I live in the southeast with an indoor garden of over 75 houseplants and a saber-toothed kitten, Fiona.

Judy Navaroli

I'm an east coast native from North Carolina. I relocated to Portland 4 years ago with my husband Jay. I enjoy all Portland has to offer but most of all the people. I moved to Portland because I wanted to thrive around like minded people, who are eco-friendly, helpful and eccentric. I like watching movies, cooking and creating wall art out of junk. I'm a junky for junk. I should be, I like to restore and reuse. A teaching from my mother and grand mother.

My second passion is cooking. Due to health issues I turned to a plant based diet and soon found that you are truly what you eat. I also wrote my first cookbook Red Neck Vegan in North Carolina and I'm excited about the release of Red Neck Vegan volume II.

I've been in furniture and home décor sales for over 15 years and find helping people gives me great joy. I'm very excited to be a part of Cotton Cloud. I look forward to educating customers on safe and reusable products for themselves and their families. Creating a safe haven for their home while reusing and recycling products instead of filling land fields.