Our board is a group of committed individuals, made up of people with diverse skill sets. They are brought together by a shared belief in the work that p.i.n.e. does in connecting people, community, and nature. If interested to participate on the board, or on any board committees to support the mission and vision of the p.i.n.e. project moving forward, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Mitchell, Chair
Angela joined the p.i.n.e project Board of Directors in 2013 as the Treasurer and was appointed as the Chair in 2015. Her first encounter with p.i.n.e was back in 2011, when her daughter joined the west end summer camp. Since then, Angela has been an active member of the p.i.n.e community, and she has seen the organization grow as it has expanded programming from the west end to the east end of Toornto, and up to camps in the north. “It is a privilege to be involved with p.i.n.e. Our instructors share their knowledge of nature to teach amazing skills, self-awareness, and perseverance to each participant, young and old. Having this perspective of self and nature helps strengthen the way that our participants connect with the rest of the world.” Angela has extensive background in finances, project management, and communication. She is a senior business leader in a public company and a Chartered Accountant.
Shelley Dagorne, Treasurer
Shelley has spent most of her career in financial roles in various industries and is currently the Controller for The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. Shelley also runs her own nutritional health consulting and lifestyle products company where she offers healthy living consultations and workshops, and she is a personal and business coach. Shelley has volunteered on not-for-profit boards of charities supporting children, youth, and families in the Ontario court system, and with Toronto area addiction services. Shelley and her husband enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking and cycling, and make time every year to head to British Colunbia to enjoy the western mountains, lakes and trails – finding many great quiet places to be with nature. Shelley brings to the p.i.n.e. project her financial and business expertise along with her interest in helping others learn to think for themselves, connect with nature and others, and challenge the status quo.
Jennifer Eisberg, Secretary
Jennifer’s mentors have always been educators who focused on giving students tools to teach themselves how to survive, whether at work, in another country, or in the woods. Jennifer sees this style of mentoring in the p.i.n.e. staff as well, and considers p.i.n.e. an essential partner in her children’s education. Jennifer brings over 20 years of experience as a classroom and outdoor educator to the p.i.n.e. project’s Board of Directors. A long-standing p.i.n.e. parent, Jennifer also brings her insight on p.i.n.e.’s growth, programming, and the child’s p.i.n.e. experience, to Board discussions. Jennifer is committed to being a member of the p.i.n.e. community in every way she can, and enjoys being part of its continued growth. When she’s not teaching, Jennifer enjoys being outside on her bike, in her canoe, on a trail in the woods, or cooking healthy meals on an open fire. She is also a knitter, a reader, and she enjoys a great conversation that allows her to dive deep.
Tracy Parker, Trustee
When trying to find an opportunity for her children to experience and develop the nature connection she benefited from growing up in rural Nova Scotia, Tracy discovered the p.i.n.e. project’s summer camp and Run Wild programs. The connectedness, resilience and expression that the p.i.n.e programs bring out all children and participants were a strong call to action for her. At work, Tracy is a corporate social responsibility professional specializing in the design, implementation, communication and evaluation of corporate social responsibility programs including strategic development, stakeholder engagement and reporting and communications. Her career has focused on how businesses take responsibility and manage the social and environmental impacts they create. Tracy holds a Master Business Administration degree with a specialization in Sustainability and Strategy from the Schulich School of Business at York University. She has also completed a Bachelor of Public Administration at Carleton University.
Cortleigh Teolis, Trustee
Cortleigh wasn’t raised as a nature-girl. The first time she slept in a tent was ‘day one’ of a three-month long field school camping trip in the Serengeti when she was 21 years old! Cortleigh has worked in community engagement across Canada and in various parts of Africa, and was introduced to the p.i.n.e project in 2012 through the Oaks & Acorns program. Cortleigh holds an MSc in Community Health and Epidemiology from Dalhousie University, and BA in Medical Anthropology from McGill. With a strong background in cultural competency, community health, engagement, advocacy, networking and research, Cortleigh brings a diverse perspective and skills set to the p.i.n.e project’s Board of Directors. Cortleigh is excited about turning big ideas into action, networking within her community and across the globe, exploring rainforests, asking questions, listening to live music, and connecting with people in meaningful ways.
Lindsay Bunce, Trustee
Lindsay had her first encounter with a bear when she was six months old, and the perfect balance of nature systems has inspired, boggled and baffled her every day since! As an adult, Lindsay has a lot of love for the p.i.n.e project’s role in enriching a community of adults and children to become resilient, thoughtful, respectful and active citizens. With over 20 years of local and international experience in environmental education, Lindsay has partnered with diverse stakeholders to develop programs that increase awareness of global issues while supporting local solutions. Holding degrees in Environmental Studies and Biology, and a Master of Education, Lindsay focuses on facilitating meaningful engagement, cultivating collaborative initiatives, and deepening ecological literacy among educators and learners. Lindsay is passionate about creating spaces where people authentically connect with nature. Her secret hiding spot is on the north shore of Lake Superior.