Erin MacDonald (she/her)
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!
Brian Millward (he/him)
416.413.9244 x13 | brian[at]yourleaf.org
Brian holds a Master's 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.
Lam Tran (she/her)
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.
Danielle De Vera (she/her)
Danielle holds an advanced diploma in Environmental Technology from Seneca College. She is passionate about incorporating green and low impact development technologies into traditional engineering and urban planning. She first joined LEAF as a volunteer in 2018 and is excited to support our mission as a Naturalization Assistant. Danielle's interests include reading, listening to music and spending time with her two dogs.
Simran Mehmi (she/her)
James Marcucci (he/him)
James holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Ethics and Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto and is completing his Master’s of Forest Conservation at the University of Toronto. He is passionate about urban forestry and environmental policy. James aspires to improve green spaces in the urban environment through green facades, green roofs and rooftop gardens. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, biking, running, ice skating and watching films.
Nuradin Mohamed-Nur (he/him)
Nuradin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from York University. He is passionate about water management, urban gardening and educating youth about the environment. His previous work experience is in education, community activism and outreach. In his free time, Nuradin enjoys listening to audiocasts, reading about the next big thing in agrotechnology and playing table tennis.
Ruiqi Zhao (she/her)
Residential Planting Programs Manager
Brenna Anstett (she/her)
416.413.9244 x16 | brenna[at]yourleaf.org
Jess Wilkin (she/her)
416.413.9244 x18 | 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.
Adriana Rezai-Stevens (she/her)
416.413.9244 x0 | adriana[at]yourleaf.org
Vivian Yip (she/her)
Vivian holds a Master’s of Science in Physical Geography from the University of Toronto. Her Master’s research examined the role that residents play in determining the species composition, health and distribution of the GTA's urban forest through tree species and site selection. She is passionate about environmental justice and increasing awareness of the importance of urban sustainability and the urban forest. In her spare time, she enjoys nature photography, hiking and watching TV shows.
Meandra Provencal (she/her)
416.413.9244 x14 | meandra[at]yourleaf.org
Meandra holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of Toronto and is working toward a graduate certificate in Public Administration. She first joined LEAF as a volunteer in 2015 and has experience in environmental policy research and public outreach. She is passionate about community engagement and is excited to help protect and enhance the urban forest with LEAF. Meandra spends her free time biking, caring for her plants and cooking for her friends and family.
Janet McKay (she/her)
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.