Board of Directors

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 [email protected]

Current Board:

Tracy ParkerScreen Shot 2017-01-27 at 4.49.39 PM

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.

Lindsay BunceScreen Shot 2017-01-27 at 4.47.27 PM

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.

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Magali was lucky to be able to evolve “free range” in the the fields, trails and rivers of Cévennes (France) for several weeks of her “grandes vacances” as a kid. There, she learnt to climb trees, carve walking sticks, build forts, harvest chestnuts and wild mushrooms, scare-off venomous vipers, swim in cold streams and marvel at mother nature.  Deep respect for mother nature and its fauna remains a key part of who she is and how she lives. Magali found-out about p.i.n.e project through enlightened parents at her daughter’s Montessori school.  She is very excited that her daughter is now a p.i.n.e kid.  Magali brings over 15 years’ experience in Sales, Marketing and Business Development. She holds an M.B.A from the University of Ottawa. She can’t wait to use her communications and fundraising expertise and her deeply rooted convictions that nature is the uber-educator to make a meaningful impact in as many children’s lives as possible.

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Despite a background in geography and primary education and early jobs that included Park Ranger and Bike Messenger, Andy now finds himself working for a bank in a shiny glass tower. During breaks from the day to day he peers out the window and dreams of riding his bike and adventures with his wife and two children. Recent adventures have included paddling the French River and navigating the Tokyo subway system. Andy’s past volunteer experience includes working with new Canadians at Woodgreen Community Services, and working with the City of Toronto as part of City Council’s Cycling Committee. He is passionate about giving kids the opportunity to explore the natural world and take risks on their own terms. Andy’s professional background is in Customer Experience measurement, success measurement.