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Sara Street, HBSc, EMT Dipl.
Executive Director
With 6 years’ experience as Executive Director with the Wye Marsh, Sara is eager to continue connecting people with nature.
Heidi Bender, BA, BEd
Acting Programs Director
Heidi loves spending time outside and experiencing the seasons in High Park. She enjoys connecting with people and learning from and in nature.
Masoud Ahmadi, BSc, MEd
School Programs Supervisor
Born and raised on a farm, Masoud enjoyed playing freely in the outdoors and experiencing nature directly. This experience has always been most important to him, and he wants to share it with others.
Julia Miller-Black, HBA
Acting Programs Supervisor
Julia studied, and very much loves, Environmental Studies and History. She has hiked and camped all over Canada and the USA, but also enjoys the nerdy research side of nature.
Emily Buccioni, BA, EMT Dipl.
Community Stewardship Coordinator
Emily loves the outdoors, and especially likes spending time in the forest. She is passionate about writing, cooking, and connecting people with nature.
Emily Green, BA
Camp Programs Coordinator
Emily loves all things nature, especially wildlife. When she's not searching for bugs or snapping photos of flowers, Emily can be found at home with her pets, reading a good book with a cup of coffee.
Logan Barnes, BA, BEd
Nature Clubs Coordinator
A lifelong learner, Logan loves to teach outdoors. She is especially interested in the snakes, birds, and salamanders of High Park, and connecting education to nature.
Isobel Fanaki, BSc
Group Experience Coordinator
Isobel loves learning fun facts about plants and animals and sharing them with anyone willing to listen. She also enjoys drawing with pencil and ink and exploring different neighbourhoods in Toronto.
Kiera Day
Indigenous Programs Coordinator
Kiera Day is a Plains Cree woman originally from George Gordon First Nation in southern Saskatchewan. Kiera’s passions include Canadian History, Indigenous Rights, and crocheting.
Rose Morrissette
Event & Volunteer Coordinator
Rose is an Earthworker who is deeply committed to supporting Indigenous sovereignty, among other Land Back initiatives.
Rohith Rao, BA, MA
Fundraising & Communications Coordinator
Rohith enjoys the outdoors and is always curious to learn more about nature. He is passionate about writing, reading history, and learning how nature can be integrated into all walks of life.
Aira MacCaull, BSFE
Project Coordinator
As a Prince Edward Islander in Toronto, Aira enjoys the quieter aspects of the City: beaches, ravine trails, museums, and the extensive library system.
Fel Castañeda, BFA
Nature Interpreter
Fel is an experienced outdoor educator from Latin America who loves its jungles, deserts, and Andean highlands. They are looking to spread their love for nature through art, media, and storytelling.
Leah Hladkyj
Nature Interpreter
An enthusiastic bird watcher, Leah enjoys going on hikes, kayaking, and rock climbing. Leah also has a passion for cooking, and can be found in the kitchen if not outdoors.
Matthew Kinasz, BEd
Nature Interpreter
Matt is a fan of hiking, kayaking, and camping and loves going on new adventures.
Tina Soldovieri, MEdEE
Nature Interpreter
Tina is a passionate environmental educator. She believes in the need to deeply appreciate the other species that surround us. She loves to hike, garden, camp and share the joy of being in High Park.
Felix Eckley
Nature Interpreter
Felix is an avid birder who finds natural beauty everywhere he goes, be it seeing the leaves change in Algonquin, kayaking through Long Point or watching warblers migrate over at Point Pelee.
Amy Heinzl
Nature Interpreter
Amy loves exploring the parks and waterfronts of Toronto on bike and foot and is excited to help others connect to the nature that can be found within the city.
Yufei Song
Nature Interpreter
Yufei loves to immerse herself in nature. When she is not exploring the outdoors, some of her hobbies include dancing, spending time with her pets, and knitting and crocheting.
Tobias Mullis-Karman
Nature Interpreter
In his spare time, Tobias enjoys taking photos, exploring different parts of Toronto, and spending time with friends and family.
Board Members
Su Hutchinson
President & Board Chair
Su has been immersed in the natural environment her entire life. Su has engaged with High Park for many years and can often be found exploring its glorious environs with her family.
Heather Johnston
Vice President
Heather is a community builder with passion for people and the health benefits of connecting with nature. She enjoys being a Mom, walking her dog, gardening and finding more sustainable ways to live.
John Jazwinski
Treasurer
John is an avid outdoorsman. He is a strong believer in the importance of building a deep connection with nature through lifelong learning.
Kate Pilgrim
Secretary
Kate connects with nature through travel, hiking and the hidden pockets of nature in the city. Kate enjoys working with strategic and creative nonprofit initiatives.
Amanda Montgomery
Director At Large
Amanda is an avid birder, naturalist and gardener. Now a public interest lawyer, Amanda has extensive experience working with non-profits in environmental education and food security.
Gurjinder Gill
Director At Large
Enabling health wellness and enjoying the outdoors are top passions for GG. She looks forward to connecting all people with nature!
Helen Sousa
High Park Supervisor
Helen is the current City Supervisor for High Park. Helen sits on our board as an Ex-Officio non voting member.
Kayla Kaster
Director At Large
Kayla is enthusiastic about the environment, nature, and the importance of urban natural areas in building community. She enjoys gardening, amateur bird watching, or taking a walk in the park.
Lorne Orleans
Director At Large
Lorne’s career as a Motion Picture Executive enabled worldwide travel and provided countless opportunities to experience wonders the world over. His love of the outdoors - his antidote to a busy life!
Robin Sorys
Ex-Officio Director of Human Resources
Lifetime resident of High Park, Robin has been volunteering in High Park for over 20 years.
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