After teaching college-level marketing for over ten years, Matt’s passion for the outdoors led him to create One Tree Planted in 2014, driven by a mission to make it simple for anyone to give back to the environment. Matt enjoys traveling, hanging out with his two kids and dog, and helping amazing organizations around the world make an impact for good.
Chief Tree Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Bill has worked for over 30 years for non-profit conservation organizations including The Nature Conservancy, The Trust for Public land, and local and regional organizations. He brings his experience in urban forestry and large-scale forest restoration to help support the team and increase the pace and scale of our work.
Chief Forest OFficer
Chief Financial Officer
Jen has served Non-Profit organizations for 20 years. She is a CPA and has a Doctoral degree in accounting. Jen has spent two years traveling across America in an RV visiting nearly 30 National Parks. Jen is blending her love for the outdoors with her passion for numbers at One Tree Planted.
Shalon is a UCLA Law School alumna with 20+ years legal experience, including nearly 6 years at the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority directing contracting and legal activities with its portfolio of 100+ nonprofit organizations. She is a lifetime tree-hugger, rock collector and lover of kids, puppies, fuzzy socks and spicy noodles.
Director of Projects: Global
Aaron leads our AFR100 work, nurtures our strategic partnerships, and supports our monitoring team. Having worked at the World Resources Institute for over a decade, he combines his global and field experience to ensure growing demand for restoration. Aaron enjoys mountain biking and photography.
Regional Project Director: North America
Stephanie manages our projects team, oversees our global reforestation efforts, and focuses on tree planting programs within the USA. Having a background in Environmental Science and Community Outreach, she values the importance of our connection to nature. She is happy to be part of the solution in mitigating climate change.
Regional Project Director: Latin America
As our resident Spanish speaker, Gabriela manages our Latin American and Caribbean reforestation efforts. She strongly believes in the importance of working together with local communities in order to make this world a greener place!
Regional Project Director: Asia Pacific
Beth is our resident Aussie, who looks after our tree projects and partnerships in Australia and Asia. After 2 years with the team in North America, she's now back home among the gum trees in Sydney. In a region that's on the front lines of climate change, Beth is excited to be making a positive impact.
Regional Project Director: Africa
Peace Grace manages our tree planting projects in Africa. She is passionate about economic development and believes that agroforestry plays a vital role in providing developing communities with resources to grow. She advocates for the preservation of Africa's green spaces and loves exploring its beautiful nature.
Regional Project Director: EU
Karl looks after our projects in Europe. Having led business development and strategic projects in sustainability and conservation organizations in the UK and EU for the last 20 years, he believes trees should be placed at the centre of a sustainable economy. Karl enjoys nothing more than swinging from a hammock with his children.
Project Manager: Global
Al manages our large-scale reforestation and carbon sequestration projects across the Asia Pacific. With a MPhil in Conservation Leadership, he has completed projects and research across Australia and the EU. Al is passionate about improving decision-making in reforestation to address the impacts of climate change.
Sr. Project Manager: North America (West Coast)
Kyleigh manages our west coast project management team, develops key strategic partnerships, and oversees tree planting programs in the West Coast USA. Partnerships include our mobile seed bank program & nursery partnership pipeline. She is passionate about post-wildfire restoration, climate action, and environmental justice for the planet!
Project Manager: Latin America and the Caribbean
Born in the Philippines, Malcolm manages our projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. As an Agricultural Engineer based in Costa Rica, he has experience with tropical agroforestry systems and drone mapping. Malcolm is part of our monitoring team and is helping to combine technology with reforestation.
Project Manager: Canada and USA (North East)
With a background in tree planting, international development, and climate change, Stephanie manages our North American projects in Canada and Northeastern USA. Stephanie believes taking care of the environment promotes individual and community wellbeing. Find her in the woods, on the water, or exploring the mountains!
Project Manager: Asia Pacific
Aussie-Filipina KM takes care of reforestation projects in Asia. Her background is in frontline rainforest conservation, where she led efforts to legally establish the Philippines' biggest Critical Habitat. KM is passionate about supporting and empowering indigenous & local communities to lead reforestation and biodiversity protection.
Project Manager: Africa
Teresa is a Project Manager for Africa. She most recently managed community led reforestation programs in Kenya and supported monitoring and evaluation of ITF projects in Africa. Teresa's interests include walking, exploring nature, Biodiversity restoration and supporting local communities to their livelihoods.
Project Manager: Asia Pacific
With a background in environmental and social sciences, Talia is passionate about ecosystem conservation and restoration, and the important role that monitoring plays in ensuring this work is being done right. Talia loves the therapeutic and healing power of nature and as a keen cyclist she enjoys exploring new places with her dog Jarrah.
Project Manager: Brazil
Laura was born in Spain, but raised around the world. For the last 5 years, her home-base has been Brazil, where she has been chasing after the critically endangered jaguars of the Atlantic Forest. Outside of work, you can find Laura under a waterfall, hiking with friends, or painting at home with her cat Nebula.
Project Manager: Africa
Grace is a Project Manager for Africa. With a background in Ecology and Sustainable Development, he has over a decade of experience in biodiversity conservation, forest governance, landscape restoration, and community engagement. Grace believes that planting the right species of trees in the right area can make the difference for the planet.
Project Manager: USA (West Coast)
Brittney manages reforestation efforts throughout the West Coast of the United States. Her background in biology, ecology and forest health, combined with her love for the outdoors, cultivated her passion for a career in natural resource conservation and restoration. Brittney enjoys hiking with her dogs, playing sports, and kayaking her local rivers.
Born in Chile, Angelo is a professor and engineer. Always looking for new ways to contribute to a greener and more conscious world. Angelo believes that small changes have big impacts. He loves sports, outdoor activities, and traveling to meet new people and learn about other cultures.
Project Manager: India
Samadrita manages plantation projects in India. Her area of expertise straddles across climate change, forest ecology and forest governance. She is passionate about forest conservation and believes in empowering local communities for better protection of mother nature.
Project Manager: SouthWest
Joe manages projects throughout the western half of the United States. As a dendrochronologist (tree-ring scientist), he has spent thousands of hours studying trees inside and out. When not lost in the woods, Joe works on connecting people to nature, advancing allyship, and increasing mental health awareness.
Project Manager: UK And Europe
With a background in International Relations, Marika has learned the importance of investing in natural and social capital to achieve sustainable development. Inspired when she picked up her first shovel, Marika realized that trees are a symbol of revival for future ecosystems that help to make communities thrive together!
Project Manager: Southeast
Heather manages our reforestation projects in the Southeast, as well as those in Michigan and Wisconsin. A professional forester, Heather has experience in ecologically-based forest management and restoration. Heather is passionate about sustainable forest management and promoting the benefits that forests provide.
Project Coordinator: Africa
With an education background in agriculture and integrated water resources management, Gloria has experience in agroforestry, project management, and community development. She believes that women have the upper hand in building resilient communities against climate change; thus linking women's empowerment with climate action.
Regional Carbon Specialist: Latin America
Mariafé is a forestry engineer from Peru with a master's in Tropical Forestry from Germany. She is passionate about nature conservation and working to improve rural livelihoods which depend on forests. In her free time, she likes to travel to natural areas around her town city in Ecuador, do trekkings outdoors, and spend time with her family and friends.
Regional Carbon Specialist: Latin America
Thiago is our Nature Based Solutions specialist in Brazil. With a PhD in international law and experience with ESG and carbon markets, he believes reforestation is the key to tackling climate change and bringing opportunities to local communities in Latin America. He has lived in several countries and loves running and hiking to observe wildlife.
SR. Manager of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships
Jeremy’s passion is building strategic partnerships with diverse stakeholders to scale impact. Nicknamed The Lorax, as a pro volleyball player, he created volleyball’s first Sustainability Plan with Waste Management and the AVP Tour and partnerships with B Corps. Jeremy lives in Rio de Janeiro with his family and loves photography and surfing.
Regional Carbon Specialist: Asia Pacific
Jared is a researcher with a background in social forestry, plant physiology, carbon cycling, and restoration ecology across mangroves, urban forests, and peat swamps. He is happiest in the field, co-working with crocs, cobras, and tigers.
Urban Forest Specialist
Director of Urban Forestry
Tanner has been a constant advocate for urban forests over the last decade, building the largest volunteer tree planting and stewardship program in West Virginia and serving as the Chair of his local municipal Tree Board. An ISA Certified Arborist, Tanner seeks to develop our global urban forestry program.
Urban Forestry Project Manager
Nilanjana has a background in conservation and has spent nearly a decade managing and growing the urban tree canopy in the front range of Colorado and New York City. Nilanjana believes deeply in the power of urban forests to address climate change and build healthy and connected communities. In her free time, she enjoys all things outdoors with her family.
Impact Assessment And Monitoring
Director of Impact Assessment and Monitoring
Breece combines geospatial technology and storytelling to inspire, activate, educate, and engage people to protect our planet. She is a noteworthy leader in the conservation and parks sector with over two decades of experience building strategic data-driven initiatives. When she's not protecting places, she's exploring and enjoying them.
Forestry Specialist (Technology)
Ross provides technical support and science-based evaluations for our projects. He planted his first trees while managing an agroforestry NGO in Haiti prior to getting his Masters Degree at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. As a GIS WIZ, he loves how technology and maps can connect people with nature.
Geospatial System Manager
Justin manages the GIS infrastructure for One Tree Planted. His passion lies at the intersection of conservation and geospatial technology. He is a recognized leader in digital storytelling and cutting edge geovisualizations. When he's not making maps, you will find him in the woods.
Community Forestry Events
Director of Special Events
After building a career producing events for audiences of two to 45,000, Aleah is thrilled to serve our mission with her knack for creating memorable guest experiences. She loves nothing more than a hike, anywhere in the world or right at home, with her family.
Community Forest Coordinator
Sr. Events Manager: Global
Caitlin coordinates international tree planting and restoration events, and supports community initiatives for Earth Month, World Environment Day and Plant a Tree Day. With a background in urban geography and regeneration, she is thrilled to help others make a positive impact in their local communities and natural environments.
Special Events Manager
Lauren manages all of our internal events, from our team dinners to staff retreats, she loves to get the team together. She is also the go-to for organizing our presence at conferences and our merchandise shop. Lauren enjoys creating space for people to connect with nature and one another through different types of events.
Urban Olive Branch
Ollie coordinates urban events with our partners in North America. As a recent graduate in International Business and Sustainability at Concordia University, he is very passionate about getting trees into the ground. Ollie has planted over 500,000 trees in British Columbia in the last 6 years and looks forward to helping plant more.
Kat has lived all over the United States, from the desert, to the northeast, to the Deep South, and has fallen in love with every element that nature has thrown her way. After coordinating nonprofit events, corporate events, and weddings in the past, she is now focused on events that help get trees in the ground!
Maddi is enthusiastic about everything that pertains to nature, travel, and adventures. Maddi is passionate about event planning and loves to connect others with opportunities that will make a difference in the environment! If you are looking to organize an event on the west coast, she is the one to talk to!
EMEA Event Coordinator
Joseph grew up in Wales, studied in Bath, enjoyed a brief stint in Vancouver, and now lives in London. His background is event focused, from large-scale commercial events to small-scale community projects such as his Tu BiShvat tree planting project for the Jewish Community Centre.
Cindhia has lived in both the US and México. As part of the Community Forestry team, Cindhia is passionate about bringing communities together and helping create a sustainable future. She enjoys spending time outdoors, baking new recipes, and traveling!
Director of Fundraising
Caitlin leads our fundraising team and works to establish meaningful relationships with our business partners. An environmentalist to her core, she loves connecting with organizations and businesses who are looking to help the planet through reforestation efforts.
Louis looks after our amazing business partners who help us to plant trees all over the world. He's passionate about rewilding and sees tree planting as the solution to many of humanity's problems.
Michelle works with our amazing business partners to help bring their dreams to reality. She loves getting outside every chance she gets and can be found hiking various mountains in the Quebec region.
Megan takes care of our wonderful business partners. With a background in sustainable apparel and over 7 years of experience within the space of sustainability, she believes that true Sustainability is achieved through the replenishment of our natural resources and so supporting Ecological balance.
Hannah promotes tree planting to potential corporate partners. She believes nature is integral to the human experience, and that it's a true privilege to make reforestation accessible to partners globally. She brings over 7 years of non-profit experience and a lifetime of nature-loving to her work at One Tree Planted.
A passionate environmentalist, Delaney is eager to connect with as many tree lovers as possible to have a positive impact on communities around the world. With a background in sociology and environmental education, she is excited to bring people together for the shared goal of global reforestation!
With a background in Hospitality, Natalie is relationship driven and believes that human connection is the basis for all things. Natalie enjoys spending time in the breathtaking beauty of the Coconino National Forest, volunteering at her local animal shelter, trying new recipes in the kitchen or enjoying cuddles with her two Chihuahuas and bearded dragon.
Retention Specialist & Stewardship Coordinator
Ty likes to consider himself a people person. Having strong interpersonal savvy has given him the ability to manage relationships, and build a community wherever he goes. A trait that has proven to be invaluable throughout his 10-year career of customer success. Outside of work, you can find him baking, or attempting to sew.
Sr. Sports Sustainability Manager
After nearly 15 years as a member of the Montreal Canadiens' (NHL) marketing department, Dave manages our sports industry partnerships. As a hobby woodworker, he loves trees and feels fortunate to positively impact the environment by helping put trees in the ground.
Sports Sustainability Manager
Chris is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who spent eight MLB seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds. A Southern California native who grew up as a natural environmentalist, he is the co-founder of Players for the Planet and helps oversee One Tree Planted's sports partnerships, including the Play for Trees program.
Director of Philanthropy
Rachel is our reforestation storyteller, helping donors and foundations make a positive impact. With a background in Geography & Environmental Science, she is a huge advocate for conservation and climate action, and believes the first step in restoring the planet is creating mission-driven communities and partnerships!
As our grant writer, Lesley is eager to get more trees in the ground but knows that money doesn't grow on trees. As a mother, Lesley loves to enjoy nature with her two sons and wants to give back to the environment, particularly in places that need it most.
Donor Relations Coordinator
Donor Relations Coordinator
Born and raised on the Venezuelan Coast, Patty has a background in International Development and Environmental Sustainability. As part of the foundations team, she loves to build relationships with partners and donors. Patty feels grateful to be able to contribute to restoration efforts. You can catch her paddle-boarding on Lake Ontario!
Major Gifts Officer
Laura leads our major gifts stewardship program and builds meaningful relationships with individual donors around the world. Having helped local residents feel more in favour of their government transitioning off of fossil fuels and onto renewable energy in her previous role, Laura is thrilled to be using her story sharing skills to motivate philanthropic individuals to take action.
Director of Customer Service
Cassandra is our customer service manager. Have any questions about your donation, business partnership, or fundraiser? Give us a call and Cassandra will be ready to help with all your tree-related needs!
Customer Service Representative
For almost a decade, Aleksandra has worked in rural development to help revive the countryside life in her home country of Macedonia. As a nature lover and passionate activist, Aleksandra looks forward to restoring nature that has been destroyed, and provide greener life for all.
Customer Service Representative
As a part of the seedling support team, Kelsey is happy to answer any tree planting questions. Steeped in music, she knows that through love, dedication and community, something melodious is bound to happen. She is passionate about caring for our Earth, and is delighted to contribute to the reforestation efforts at One Tree Planted!
Customer Service Representative
Olivia is part of our customer support team & is here to help out with your array of enquiries. She has a real love for trees and enjoys exploring national parks around Canada. Olivia is excited to contribute to building forests around the world, ensuring wildlife has a place to call home.
Customer Service Representative
Megan loves the outdoors (a One Tree Planted necessity!) and enjoys cycling, yoga and portaging (canoe/camping). Megan founded Food Cycle at Concordia University, a program where food surplus is donated to charitable organizations across Montreal.
The Mighty Oak
Director of Human Resources
Jill keeps the ball rolling in the office and makes sure the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed. An organizational guru, she keeps Matt functioning seamlessly and manages the rest of us to ensure all of our needs are met. Despite knowing that chaos is natural and order is imposed, Jill still loves nature.
HR Manager: USA
Sherlyn comes to us with over 7 years of global HR experience and will be helping to keep our internal processes efficient and seamless. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Sherlyn has a fond appreciation for the mountain landscapes and beaches of the island as they remain close to her heart. She is thrilled to join our team in making a positive impact!
Chief Of Staff
Chloe is our go-to office assistant, keeping everything flowing and on track. She enjoys spending her free time outside, particularly near water and trees and is happy to be able to make a positive environmental impact!
Angèle is the quintessential "people person". She has friends from all walks of life, and if you're not one now, you probably will be soon. She's also passionate about the outdoors and loves hiking, biking, tennis, paddle boarding and skiing. She joined One Tree Planted to make sure that her 2 children will be able to do all those activities while breathing clean air.
Shanila holds down the fort and keeps our Montreal office organized so that no time is wasted when it comes to planting trees! An eternal student and steward of the earth, her life's loves are literature, cultural studies, outdoor adventure, her wiener dog Lucille, and learning something new every day.
Finance And Operations
Director of Finance & Operations
In 2014, back in South Africa, Nic decided to pause his well established career in accounting to travel. With One tree Planted, Nic found his place back in an office which matches his beliefs and experiences. Devoted to keeping the team financially informed, Nic is thrilled to make a positive impact on the environment.
Christina is the friendly face that makes sure all of our day-to-day operations run smoothly. She's been passionate about the environment since a young age, and is happy to be doing her part by planting trees!
Sofia helps to manage our analytics, SEO and PPC. She enjoys investigating the story behind the numbers and finding ways to optimize our site, to ensure our mission of reforestation is spread far and wide across the web.
Marwa helps keep the team financially informed by making sure all the seeds we receive are "accounted" for. Born and raised on the Mediterranean coast, Marwa grew up surrounded by olive trees and is an avid plant lover. She is excited to join the team, and enjoys a good hike around the many trails in Quebec.
Deanna has worked in Accounting for nearly 20 years and is happy to help contribute to making the world a better place. She lived in Washington State for most of her life and grew up with a love of nature and appreciation for the beautiful landscape the area has to offer. Deanna loves exploring new places around her current home base in Texas with her dogs.
Kendell specializes in overseeing the flow of our operations. She has lived all over the US West Coast and has a great appreciation for all types of climates; from the mountains to the desert to the beach! One Tree Planted feels like home to Kendell and her passions.
Isalia is a Bookkeeper with over 8 years of experience in Office Admin work and Bookkeeping work in both the Landscaping and Nursery industries. She enjoys nature walks, thrifting, visiting botanical gardens, gardening, and above all spending quality time with her family.
Zeshan helps guide our technological direction by designing, implementing, and maintaining IT and security solutions. He understands that everything is connected, both in business and life, and the best way to troubleshoot a problem is by stepping back and viewing it through a holistic lens. Zeshan's goal is to leave the world a better place than he found it.
Marketing & CommunicationS
Director of Marketing/Communications
Lisa has worked in marketing for 15 years and is currently writing her dissertation for her doctorate in entrepreneurial marketing. She brings her experience, love of nature, and love for people to support the marketing department and the organization's quest to impact the world.
Sr. Communications Manager
Meaghan designs our ads, manages our blog and creates fun, educational written and visual content. With a background in communications and an education in environmental conservation, she's passionate about leveraging her creativity to help get trees in the ground!
Sr. Marketing Project Manager
Kat helps manage all things digital marketing to share One Tree Planted's projects near and far, working on advertising campaigns and connecting with donors. As the in-house fun-and-games expert, Kat feels privileged to bring creativity and energy to the tree planting community!
Sr. Web Design Manager
With 10+ years dedicated to creating and maintaining intuitive, dynamic, and responsive websites, Antz oversees our site's overall experience. Forever a designer, he ensures that our donors are provided with optimal design, and top functionality. When he's taking a break, you can find Antz watering their plants, walking across the city, or visiting their local library.
Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
Nicole is our in-house marketing brainstormer. She's always dreaming up big new campaign ideas and ensuring our team makes the most of year-round holidays. Nicole also works closely with the web team to help deliver on big projects. Nicole is an avid adventurer, always looking for the next best getaway - whether on a tropical island or in the Laurentian Mountains.
Forest Campaign Manager
Sr. Partner Marketing Manager
Ashley is a marketer with a passion for sustainability and the planet. She is here to help our awesome partners get trees planted, make a lasting impact, and engage their audience in a creative way. When she is not working on partner campaigns, you can find her by the sea, in the mountains, or at a pottery wheel.
Ed spends his time working with our partners to craft engaging video stories about our projects. He wants to combine his passion for filmmaking and climate action to help shape the conversation about our future.
Abbey creates content for One Tree Planted, primarily designing presentations and supporting the communications team. With background working for mission led brands, and an education in sustainable food systems, Abbey is excited to combine her previous experiences with her passion for positive environmental change!
Sierra creates video content and media to tell the story of One Tree Planted. She has a background in sailing tall ships and creating content for STEM and environmental non-profits. Sierra is excited to share positive environmental efforts and inspire change around the world!
Social Treedia Sapling
Social Media Coordinator
As our Social Media Community Coordinator, Carol supports the communications team. She helps to answer questions and comments across all social media platforms. Carol's favorite view is along the Saco River lined with pine trees in Fryeburg, Maine!
With a background in communications and an education in creative advertising, Ariel works with the marketing team to create storytelling content. She's passionate about using her unique skill set for the greater good, supporting sustainability and working towards a greener future.
Jack Of All Trees
Katie supports the One Tree Planted team on campaigns, events and more. Having grown up skiing and hiking in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Katie is a nature lover through and through and is thrilled to be able to combine her marketing and customer service experience with her passion for the environment.
Coming from a background of digital design, Kim has a passion for all things web dev and design. Kim's expertise involves her maintaining and growing our website's functionality. She loves to design virtual experiences everyday to help get our message planted!
Marketing Advertising Coordinator
With experience in the communication field, Mackenzie oversees our advertising campaigns. She determines what ads are performing well and how to get our projects and campaigns seen by more people. She hopes to benefit the environment by introducing more people to the One Tree Planted mission!
Michala has been a full-time creative producer, videographer, and photographer for over five years. When she isn't behind the camera or editing films, she likes to cook, hike with her pup Cleo, or catch some waves at the beach. Michala is excited to create films that will spark action and encourage future generations to keep our environment healthy!
Digital Fundraising Specialist
Gabrielle helps with fundraising and marketing, working with peer-to-peer fundraising as well as business fundraising. With experience in both women's rights and climate change organizations, she has a strong passion for non-profits and is excited to make an impact in the world through environmental change!
Social Media Coordinator
Maya's role as a social media coordinator combines her academic background in Communications and Sustainability perfectly. Her love for content creation, people, and our planet, is what motivates her. Outside of work, Maya loves to stay busy playing soccer, snowboarding, and enjoying the outdoors.
Email Marketing Coordinator
Anissa blends her communications background and love for creative content by handling all things email marketing. Working towards a greener planet motivates her, and she hopes to spread the One Tree Planted ethos near and far. Outside of work, you can find her on long walks or trying out local cafés.
Matt has crafted narrative for the world’s leading non-fiction platforms like Discovery & Vice Media. Imaginative, powerful story-telling can both entertain and support groups nurturing the beauty and health of our planet - one tree at a time.
Video Production Assistant
With a background in narrative and documentary film, Stephanie supports the video team for all of their production needs. Stephanie has planted over 400,000 trees in Canada and combines her passion for storytelling with her dedication to positive environmental impact with One Tree Planted.