Meet the Team

Matt Hill - One Tree Planted

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.

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Diana Chaplin

Canopy Director

Diana manages our communications, marketing, and reforestation storytelling. She ensures our message is down to earth, and coordinates creative campaigns through partnerships, social media initiatives, and digital content.

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Bill Toomey

Chief Tree 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.

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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!

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Cloé Rainville

Biome Manager

Cloe helps manage the day to day operations that keep this organization running smoothly. With a background in bioresource engineering, she is right at home in this eco-friendly community centered on bettering our planet.

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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.

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Ross Bernet

Forest Guru

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.

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Tanner Haid

Urban Forest Specialist

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.

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Stephanie Rochemont

Senior Project Director

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.

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Beth Dalgleish

Ecosystem Director (Australia & Asia)

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.

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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!

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Peace Grace Muhizi

Forest Manager

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.

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Kyleigh Hughes

Forest Manager

Kyleigh manages and oversees our tree planting projects throughout the West Coast of the United States. With a background in environmental science & policy, she is passionate about climate action and environmental justice for the planet!

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Malcolm Porteus González

Agroforestry Guru & Drone Mapper

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.

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Karl McGrory

Forest Manager

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.

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Stephanie Clement

Forest Manager

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! 

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Alastair (Al) Jones

Major Projects Manager - Asia Pacific

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. 

Karina (KM) Reyes - One Tree Planted

KM Reyes

Forest Manager

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.

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Jodie Couture

Community Forest Manager

Jodie is our Community Forest Manager! In her role at One Tree Planted, she helps get trees in the ground by coordinating events and working on projects. Jodie is passionate about the outdoors and is excited to be doing her part to help the earth heal!

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Caitlin Dixon

International Event Coordinator

Caitlin coordinates tree planting and restoration events, and supports community initiatives for Earth Month 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.

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Olivier Lavallée

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. 

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Chloe Ketterling

Environment Assistant

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!

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Nic Elston


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.

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Shalon Zeferjahn

Legal Branch

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 over 100 nonprofit organizations. She is a lifetime tree-hugger, rock collector and lover of kids, puppies, fuzzy socks and spicy noodles.

Caitlin Griffin - One Tree Planted

Caitlin Griffin

Fundraising Manager

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.

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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.

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Michelle Senthivel

Branch Manager

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.

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Dave McGinnis

Sports Sustainability Director

After nearly 15 years as a member of the Montreal Canadiens' (NHL) marketing department, Dave manages One Tree Planted's sports industry partnerships. 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.

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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.

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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.

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Lesley Whyte

Green Machine

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.

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Rachel Bouck

Forest Seeker

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!

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Cassandra Vitiello

Greenhouse Manager

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!

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Aleksandra Todorovska

Seedling Support

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 beings.

Kelsey Rosentreter - One Tree Planted

Kelsey Rosentreter

Seedling Support

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!

Olivia Hodgson - One Tree Planted

Olivia Hodgson

Seedling Support

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.

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Megan Clarke

Seedling Support

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. 

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Ed Akselrud

Video Producer

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.

Sierra Toomey - One Tree Planted

Sierra Toomey


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!

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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 site, to ensure our mission of global reforestation is spread far and wide across the web.

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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 the website design and building out new pages. She greatly enjoys spending her free time adventuring in the outdoors!

Antz Valentini - One Tree Planted

Antz Valentini


With a background in graphic design and web development, Antz works on our website’s appearance and functionality. He is passionate about sustainability, raising awareness about animal cruelty, and spreading our message via the World Wide Web. Antz enjoys to end the day by watering his plants.

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Lauren Dalmatoff

T.R.E.E.S. Manager

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

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Kat Johnson

Maple Marketer

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!

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Kaylee Brzezinski

Sustainability Maven

Kaylee is our Social Media Manager who loves having the unique experience of filling your social feeds with positive nature content! She also assists with all things marketing and communications. Got something cool to share? Use #OneTreePlanted and she might feature it!

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Everett Bumstead

Video Editor

Everett's unique resume includes personally planting over 500 000 trees by hand as well as being an award winning documentary filmmaker. His mission is to create films that help shape the way we understand our forests and environment.

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Taviana Macleod

Forest Manager

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

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Meaghan Weeden

Forest Whisperer

Meaghan creates custom fundraising decks, designs our ads and creates fun, educational written and visual content. With a background in environmental conservation, she’s passionate about leveraging her creativity to help get trees in the ground!

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Abbey Hinkamper

Conifer Communicator

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! 

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Ashley Lamontagne

Forest Campaign Manager

Ashley is a marketer with a passion for sustainability and the planet. She is here to help our awesome partners get trees in the ground, 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 on a pottery wheel.