MEET THE TEAM

Behind the scenes at tree planting HQ!

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.

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.

Liam Brown

Thomas Launer

Restoration Forester

Thomas works to ensure all our projects are aligned with current restoration science so every tree you plant reaches its full potential. He has a background in restoration ecology and received his Master of Forestry from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. 

Gabriela Gard

Stephanie Rochemont

Community & Forest Success Manager

Stephanie manages our reforestation projects across North America and also sets up tree planting events. Having a background in environmental science, she knows the importance of human connection to nature.

Gabriela Gard

Gabriela Gard

Global Forest Success Manager

Gabriela is our project manager focusing on our international reforestation efforts. She is a strong believer that small actions add up and that every new tree counts!

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.

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! 

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. 

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. 

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.

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 GHG free!

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.

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.

Sofia Coelho

Sofia Coelho

Tree Analytics

Sofia is our master of analytics! She finds the story behind the numbers to make sure our mission of global reforestation is spread far and wide. She loves spending time surrounded by forests and trees!

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!

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!

Taviana MacLeod

Taviana Macleod

Seedling Support

An experienced tree planter and social butterfly, Taviana is here to talk to people about trees (and to trees about people). Active on all customer service platforms to answer any of your reforestation related inquiries!

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.

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!

Liam Brown

Meaghan Weeden

Forest Whisperer

As the marketing assistant, Meaghan designs our advertising, writes educational content, and provides behind-the-scenes support to the marketing team. With a background in environmental conservation, she knows the importance of reforestation and loves that, through her work, she is able to contribute to something really great! 

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

Liam Brown

Roots Researcher

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.