416.413.9244 x12 | erin[at]yourleaf.org
Erin holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph and loves to see people connecting with and improving their urban landscape. Before joining LEAF, Erin worked as the Green Streets Coordinator with the City of Vancouver where she helped residents beautify and green their neighbourhoods and also worked to further the City’s urban food-growing movement. She loves to explore new places, new music, and dance!
416.413.9244 x13 | brian[at]yourleaf.org
Brian holds a Masters of Environmental and Life Sciences from Trent University and is passionate with connecting people to the natural world. Before joining LEAF, he participated in a behavioural study of sloths in Costa Rica and studied prairie songbirds in Alberta. He has also lead Environmental Stewardship programs with summer camps and volunteer groups. Brian enjoys dancing, travelling, hiking, and performing stand-up comedy.
Kaja holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph, where her research focused on the application of environmental communication best-practices. Kaja has past experience working in facilitation, community engagement, project management and landscape design. She spends her free time singing in a rock choir, practicing muay thai and exploring the outdoors.
Youth Programs Assistant
Rabib is a graduate from York University's Environmental Studies program. Before joining LEAF, he worked as a tour guide for WalkTO, which added to his knowledge of environmental issues within the city and also some historical context to it all. In his spare time, he loves being outdoors and going on hikes, while indoor activities include playing video games and reading graphic novels.
Youth Programs Assistant
Darya is a student at the University of Toronto for environmental and forest conservation science. Her courses have had a focus on the principles of sustainable development and the nature of human-environment interactions. In her free time, she likes to travel (even if just by TTC), wander aimlessly and riffle through musty thrift stores.
416.413.9244 x15 | lam[at]yourleaf.org
Lam holds a Master’s of Forest Conservation from the University of Toronto, where the focus of her capstone was on inequitable tree distribution within cities and used the TCHC Planting and Stewardship Initiative as a case study in Toronto. She is passionate about environmental justice, sustainable living, and teaching tree facts. In her free time, she watches documentaries, does DIY crafts at home and tries to walk her cat.
Residential Planting Programs Manager
416.413.9244 x16 | brenna[at]yourleaf.org
Brenna holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Environmental Governance from the University of Guelph and aspires to continue her education in forest conservation. She is also an ISA certified arborist. Brenna's past experience includes research in dendroclimatology and tree planting projects with the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority. In her spare time, Brenna enjoys synchronized skating, travelling, photography, and hiking.
Residential Planting Programs Coordinator
416.413.9244 x18 | natasha[at]yourleaf.org
Natasha holds an Honours Bachelor of Liberal Arts in International Development Studies and Environmental Studies from York University. She is also an ISA certified arborist. Natasha is passionate about tree conservation, water protection and environmental education and strives to foster an appreciation for our natural world. Natasha started out at LEAF as an Outreach and Garden Steward volunteer before working for the organization in 2016. In her spare time, she loves travelling, exploring natural spaces and boxing!
416.413.9244 x0 | jess[at]yourleaf.org
Jess holds a Master’s of Forest Conservation from the University of Toronto and is devoted to getting people outdoors with her to explore and learn about their shared environments. Jess started out with LEAF in 2016 as a participant in the Young Urban Forest Leaders Program and has past experience in both gardening and pollinator research. In her spare time, Jess enjoys walking, watching movies, caring for her plants and setting out on globe-trotting adventures.
416.413.9244 x14 | daniela[at]yourleaf.org
Kim De Lallo
416.413.9244 x11 │ kim[at]yourleaf.org
Kim holds a Master of Environmental Studies from York University focused on Critical Environmental Education. Her over 25 years’ work experience in the environmental, sustainable food, and co-operative non-profit sectors developed her affinity for creating effective and joyful people-centred processes. In September 2016, Kim was very honoured to receive the Organics Achievement Award from the Canadian Health Food Association. Kim continues her love of learning and is near completion of her Masters Certificate in Adult Training and Development. Outside of work and studies, she enjoys reading, music on the turntable, and keeping in touch with far-flung family and friends.
416.413.9244 x17 | janet[at]yourleaf.org
Janet holds an Honours B.A. in Environment and Resource Management. She founded LEAF in 1996 and has focused on its evolution ever since. Janet is also a founding member of the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition. In her time away from LEAF, she loves travelling, hiking, and volunteering with a dog rescue organization.