Lewis Strat was founded by in 2016 to help social enterprise organizations accelerate in their efforts to make meaningful contributions to their community and stakeholders.  Lewis Strat is a collaborative enterprise led by founder Scott Lewis, who assembles teams from a large network of colleagues to provide tailored solutions to the unique opportunities presented by each client and situation.







  • Founder and CEO, Brightworks Sustainability - one of the leading sustainability and green building service providers in the US.

  • Founding board chair: EcoDistricts (initally Portland Sustainability Institute)

  • Founder, co-founder, or senior team member of several startup and early stage companies, and board member and past president of several NGOs

  • Board member (12 years), Schnitzer Steel Inc., largest domestic recycler of scrap metal in the US and industrial steel manufacturer

  • Senior aide for energy and environmental policy to national elected official and presidential nominee

  • Author of two books and numerous articles on environmental and conservation-related subjects


Education and Training

JD, Stanford Law School

BA with honers in Political Economy, Colorado College


Member, The Natural Step Associates - a small select group with advanced training in the application of the TNS framework.

Participant, Executive Champions Workshop (ECW) - executive education in organizational change led by Peter Senge.

Participant, Theory U  training - executive education in organizational change leadership led by Otto Scharmer.

Graduate, Harvard and Stanford University "Director's Colleges" - executive education for corporate board members.

Graduate, National Outdoor Leadership School - Semester in the Rockies program.

ISO14001 Lead Auditor Certification

Ordained Minister, Church of the Latter Day Dude (Dudeist Priest)




Entrepreneurship for social change, hiking, running on trails, cooking, wine, music, photography, art, books, yoga, friends and (most importantly..) family.



And occasionally charming the random snake