Brianna is Executive Director of GreenUP. They joined GreenUP in 2008, and over the past seven years they have worked across departments in a variety of exciting roles. Most recently, as Manager of Transportation and Urban Design Programs, they coordinated highly successful community, neighbourhood, workplace, and school-based transportation and urban planning projects. In 2014, Brianna designed and co-authored the Peterborough City & County Active Transportation and Health Indicators Report. Brianna has a Masters in Sustainability Studies from Trent University, and a second graduate degree in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership from Carleton University’s School of Public Administration. They are honoured to be stepping into the role of Executive Director, and are committed to furthering the work of this vital community organization. Ext. 203 email@example.com
Marcy is the Manager of GreenUP Ecology Park and Landscape Programs. Marcy holds a Masters Degree in Visual Arts and for over 15 years has been teaching in post secondary institutions and community education programs across Canada and the US. Marcy has shared her skills and expertise as an experienced landscape designer, local food advocate, beekeeper, and citizen arborist working to develop meaningful environmental programs and projects in the Peterborough Community since 2011. Ext. 212 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaime Akiyama is GreenUP’s Transportation and Urban Design Program Coordinator. Jaime holds an honours B.A. in Environmental and Resource Studies from Trent University and a B.Ed. from Lakehead University. For over 15 years Jaime has worked with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and has taught and volunteered with various groups within the Peterborough community. She is passionate about the natural world, children, and her community so she is very excited to be part of GreenUP and combine these passions. Beyond GreenUP, Jaime can be seen peddling around the community, enjoying baked goods, and playing outside with her family. Ext. 210 email@example.com
Vern Bastable is the Landscape Programs Coordinator with Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods program. Vern has been an integral part of GreenUP’s urban forest program and the operations of the tree nursery in GreenUP Ecology Park. He earned an Ecosystem Management Diploma from Fleming College and is an Ontario certified tree seed collector. Vern’s expertise is with urban forest management and municipal heritage tree designation. Ext. 217 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bev Bonner is the Manager of Finance at GreenUP. Bev studied Business Administration and brings over 25 years of experience to GreenUP after working in the private sector. Bev is happy to be part of a community-based organization that allows her to work with a team of passionate workers who are so dedicated to what they do. Outside the office, you can find Bev walking the trails around Peterborough, preparing for her next long distance race or teeing up at a local golf course. Ext. 215 email@example.com
Glen Caradis has been supporting education programs at GreenUP for 14 years. He also bring to life the children’s performance outfit, the Paddling Puppeteers. For eight years, Glen has been performing his environmental puppet shows across Ontario, bringing important messages about composting, climate change, transportation, and the natural history of Ontario’s shorelines to children and adults alike. In addition to the Paddling Puppeteers and GreenUP, Glen works at Camp Kawartha and the Canadian Canoe Museum.
Ausma Clappison is the GreenUP Store & Resource Centre Coordinator. Blending her experience in human resources, non-profit and retail she is an avid spokesperson to inspire and educate consumers about the benefits of alternate low-impact choices to existing products. She believes that by offering environmentally friendly choices to items that we use each day we can work together for a healthy, sustainable future. Ext. 222 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hillary Flood is Project Coordinator for the Transportation & Urban Design Department. Hillary grew up in Peterborough studying locally at Fleming College, where she earned a diploma in Business Administration Marketing and continued her studies at Algonquin College in Event Management. Hillary is passionate about utilizing her business and marketing skills for community-building efforts, working primarily in the non-profit sector for organizations such as Children’s Wish and Marmora SnowFest. Hillary cares deeply about the environment and is thrilled to be working with GreenUP where she helps create positive impact in the Peterborough community. Outside of GreenUP, Hillary is an avid reader and creative arts enthusiast; in the summer, she can be spotted kayaking on Little Lake. Ext. 205 email@example.com
Peter Goering is the Coordinator of Energy Efficiency Services. He is a Certified Energy Advisor with NRCan. Peter has been conducting energy audits for various government and public utility programs for more than seven years and is currently coordinating the Enbridge Winterproofing Program, and Energy Saver$. Peter also owns and manages his own contracting company in Port Hope, which primarily focuses on energy conservation improvements and retrofits. Ext. 200 firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Halley is the Communications and Marketing Specialist at GreenUP. Karen has an Honours BSc. in Biology and Environmental Science from Trent University and is also a graduate of the Parks & Forest Recreation Technician program at Fleming College. For over 10 years, Karen has shared her keen interest in Ecology and Wildlife Biology while working in various educational and leadership roles with environmental organizations and educational institutions across Southern Ontario. Since joining GreenUP in 2013, Karen has been able to bring her love of the natural world together with her desire to connect with people in the community with ways to live sustainably. Ext. 202 email@example.com
Danica is the Environmental Education Coordinator at GreenUP. She holds an Honours BSc. in Biology and Anthropology from trent University and is also a graduate of the Project Management postgraduate program at Fleming College. Danica is a certified CAPM with Project Management International. She has worked on a project basis for the Ministry of Natural Resources, as a board director for the Kawartha turtle Trauma Centre, and as a youth educator at both the Riverview Park & Zoo and GreenUP Ecology Park. Her own research focuses on Apiology, more broadly, in the interaction between humans and pollinating insects. Ext. 216 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenn is the Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods Water Program Coordinator at GreenUP. She has worked in water quality monitoring with the Otonabee and Severn Sound watersheds, and has led natural heritage programs for Parks Canada and Science North. Jenn has a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Guelph, a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication from Laurentian University, and a Master’s in Sustainability Studies from Trent University. Her M.A. research explored wetland restoration on rural lands within the Kawartha region. Outside of the office, Jenn spends her time cycling, hiking, and volunteering within the community. She is passionate about wildlife, especially creepy crawlies like insects and snakes! Ext. 208 email@example.com
Heather Ray is the Manager of Water Programs. Heather holds an honours BES in Environmental Resource Management from University of Waterloo, Diploma in Environmental Assessment and Master’s of International Public Policy, focus on Environmental Policy and Global Governance, from Wilfrid Laurier University. Heather’s academic research focused heavily on the study of water and she brings years of experience working within the non profit sector supporting international, national and local initiatives. Heather is committed to joining a diverse range of people and perspectives, all with water and our environment as a common connection. Outside of GreenUP you can find Heather writing, farming, and playing outside. Ext. 204 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsay is the Manager of Transportation and Urban Design Programs at GreenUP. Lindsay holds an honours BSc in Zoology from the University of Guelph and a BEd from Trent University. She has spent the past ten years organizing environmental education and community engagement programs for not-for-profit and government agencies. Lindsay is the Chair of the Active and Safe Routes to School Committee, a member of the Peterborough Bicycle Advisory Committee, and the Coordinator of Peterborough Pulse. Over the past three years, Lindsay has also developed one of Canada’s first in-school cycling programs, Pedal Power, a model that is being considered for implementation across the province. Ext. 209 email@example.com
Jillian Bishop has been passionately involved in working with many aspects of our local food system for over 10 years. For the past five years, she has coordinated the Peterborough Community Garden Network. Her role is currently evolving and she now works with Nourish, where she continues to support and encourage the production, consumption, and enjoyment of locally grown food. GreenUP continues to collaborate with Jillian as she continues her amazing work at the Nourish office at the YWCA, 216 Simcoe St.
Dylan is passionate about all things water and has worked with NGOs, government, and private sector partners to implement a diverse range of watershed management initiatives in Ontario. We wish him well as he continues following his passion to protect and restore the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes of the Great Lakes Watershed.
Mandy has extensive knowledge of native plant and tree species and has experience conducting forest surveys, stream surveys, and soil and water quality analysis. We wish her all the best with her new adventures!