MEET THE TEAM

Matt Hill

Chief Environmental Evangelist

Matt created One Tree Planted in 2014 with a mission to make it simple for people to give back to the environment. As a father and nature-lover, Matt wants to make sure future generations can enjoy the great outdoors.

Gabriela Gard

Jill Higgins

The Mighty Oak

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.

Christina Kozsukan

Christina Kozsukan

Ecosystem Manager

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!

Gabriela Gard

Lesley Whyte

Green Machine

Since Lesley manages the books, she knows money doesn't grow on trees. She's also our grant writer and is eager to get more trees in the ground. 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.

Diana Chaplin

Canopy Director

Diana is our storyteller and media wizard. She manages our communications and marketing, makes sure our message is down to earth, and coordinates creative campaigns through partnerships, social media initiatives, and digital content.

Jodie Couture

Kevin Hill

Board Member & Project Director

Kevin has worked for over 35 years in various capacities at the United Nations, including Senior Advisor of Forest Finance at the UN Forum on Forests Secretariat and Chief Technical Advisor with the United Nations Development Programme.

Liam Brown

Alaine Ball

Forest Guru

Alaine coordinates South American projects and delivers our science-based messaging. With a Master of Forestry from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, she's most at home in dense green forest, and feels privileged to contribute to reforestation efforts.

Gabriela Gard

Stephanie Rochemont

Senior Forest Manager

Stephanie oversees our reforestation efforts and manages tree planting programs within the USA. Having a background in environmental science, she values the importance of our connection to nature.

Gabriela Gard

Gabriela Gard

 Forest Manager

A 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!

Gabriela Gard

Beth Dagleish

Ecosystem Manager

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.

Taviana MacLeod

Taviana Macleod

Forest Manager

Taviana is responsible for managing our tree planting projects in Canada and Africa. Having spent many Canadian summers in the bush as an experienced tree planter to working on smallholder farms in Eastern Africa, she is a huge advocate of getting more trees in the ground!

Jodie Couture

Jodie Couture

Community Forest Ranger

Jodie is our Community Forest Ranger! She helps get trees in the ground by coordinating events and working on our projects. She’s passionate about the outdoors and is excited to be doing her part to help the earth heal! 

Louis Lagoutte

Alexander Marcoulides

The Connector

Alex believes that we can scientifically thrive with nature by joining forces with bold mission driven folks to reforest where needed most. Growing up catching frogs and snakes in the Ramapo Mountains of New Jersey Alex is driven to connect us to the right partners and donors to make this decade what it must be: regenerative.

Louis Lagoutte

Louis Lagoutte

Branch Manager

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. 

Jodie Couture

Dave McGinnis

Sports Sustainability Director

After nearly 15 years as a member of the Montreal Canadiens' marketing department, Dave manages One Tree Planted's sports industry partnerships and contributes to the planning of the charity's events. As a hobby woodworker, he loves trees and feels fortunate to be able to positively impact the environment by helping put trees in the ground. 

Joe Coppolino

Joseph Coppolino

Enviro-Fabulist

Joe is our editorial manager. He reports on projects, looks after the website, is our in-house designer, and brings you reforestation news. As a runner and cyclist, he likes his air fresh and pollution free!

Ben Hemmings

Ben Hemmings

Visual Storyteller

Ben is our visual storyteller and he's fueled by the great outdoors. You'll usually find him capturing photos and videos at one of our many projects and events, or in the office, editing videos about the environment.

Ben Hemmings

Ed Akselrud

Video Editor

Ed spends his time crafting videos for our social media channels and looking for stories to tell in the environmental space. He wants to combine his passion for video editing and climate action to help shape the conversation about our future.

Sofia Coelho

Sofia Coelho

Tree Analytics

Sofia helps to manage our analytics, SEO and PPC. She enjoys investigating the story behind the numbers and finding ways to optimize our website, to ensure our mission of global reforestation is spread far and wide across the web. 

Nicole Guidon

Nicole Guindon

Marketing Sprout

As a marketing student at JMSB, Nicole is working to help turn One Tree Planted's marketing visions into a reality. Nicole is responsible for all website developments and building out new pages. She greatly enjoys spending her free time adventuring outdoors!

Liam Brown

Liam Brown

TREE-MAIL MARKETING

Liam works in the back end of the One Tree Planted team helping find and follow up with potential tree planting supporters. With new projects every week, Liam loves the hustle and bustle it takes to get more trees in the ground. 

Cassandra Vitiello

Cassandra Vitiello

Seedling Support

Cassandra is our customer service guru. 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!

Liam Brown

Caitlin Griffin

Seedling Support

Caitlin is our eco-friendly people person working in customer support. An environmentalist to her core, she loves connecting with like-minded individuals who are looking to help the planet through reforestation efforts.

Joe Coppolino

KYLEIGH HUGHES 

Forest Philanthropist 

Kyleigh is in charge of our philanthropy research, outreach and grant writing. She has a background in environmental science & policy and is passionate about climate action and environmental justice for the planet! 

kaylee Brzezinski

Kaylee Brzezinski

Sustainability Maven

Kaylee assists with all things marketing and communications. She shares positive news about the environment, researches fun forest facts, and connects with other nature enthusiasts on social media.

Liam Brown

Meaghan Weeden

Forest Whisperer

Meaghan provides behind-the-scenes marketing support, designs our ads, and writes fun, educational content. With a background in environmental conservation, she’s passionate about getting trees in the ground!

Lauren Dalmatoff

Lauren Dalmatoff

T.R.E.E.S. Coordinator

After graduating in environmental studies and education at the University of California Santa Barbara, Lauren is our coordinator and curator for our environmental school curriculum. Lauren wants to encourage the next generation to take better care of the environment!