The Green Venture Team

Giuliana has a PhD in collaborative forest management from the University of Toronto, a Masters degree in Forest Conservation and brings over 15 years of experience in environmental outreach, research, and nonprofit management.

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Heather combines a lifetime of experience in management, education, and multiple industries with a passion for environmental protection and conservation. As the Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Heather helps members of the community improve the energy efficiency in their homes.

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Shannon graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelors in Environmental Science with a major in Ecology.

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Megan joins the Green Venture team with a Masters in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of Waterloo. Megan is passionate about environmental education, working to connecting members of the community with the environment and engaging them in environmental stewardship.

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Helena grew up in Hamilton before studying aquatic biology and coastal management in Guelph and Halifax. Helena gained experience working on environmental restoration and marine park management projects in the Caribbean before joining Green Venture.

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Sheila graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Psychology and Social Behaviour and moved to Hamilton several years ago where she has been exploring Hamilton green spaces and gardens and volunteering with various environmental organizations.

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Heather has a PhD in Cell & Systems Biology, and Collaborative Program in Environmental Studies and she is an Ontario Certified Teacher and a passionate environmentalist.

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Miranda is passionate about climate change adaptation with a Masters in Climate Change and undergraduate in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of Waterloo.

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Kelly has a degree in Horticulture from the University of Guelph. Her passions include urban agriculture, green roofs, sustainable cities and waste reduction.

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Ryan is a fifth-year Concurrent Education student attending Brock University. With a passion for the environment, Ryan brings an appreciation for environmental sustainability and stewardship into the Green Venture Education team.

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With over 10 years of diverse horticultural experience and a Master of Landscape Architecture from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Jessica is thrilled to be supporting Green Venture in their gardening programs and green infrastructure.

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Alexandra is new graduate of Queen’s University with a degree in Psychology and will be returning to school at the University of Waterloo to begin the Master of Climate Change (MCC) program this fall. She is excited to connect with the Hamilton’s eco-community through Green Venture’s communications.

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Liesel comes to Green Venture with a bachelor’s degree in Drama in Education and the Community. She has a strong passion for community education and empowering youth to make change. Liesel ooks forward to connecting with the community as an Environmental Education Assistant.

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Carla is a recent graduate of McMaster University and is currently studying to obtain both a JD and BCL at the McGill Faculty of Law. As an Environmental Education Assistant, Carla looks forward to teaching and learning from community members on the topics of environmentally conscious living and sustainable urban development.

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Rebecca is finishing up an undergraduate degree in Geography and Environmental Science. Rebecca joins Green Venture as a Landscape Gardener with a love for being active and spending time outdoors.

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Maintenance & Advisory

 

Glenn Stewart: Maintenance

Glenn has been a resident of Stoney Creek for 38 years. He worked as a Certified Ontario Millwright in various industries and was a Wastewater Plant Operator, Class 4 Certification. His hobbies include kayaking, outdoor trails, volunteering at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 622 House Chair and being a treasurer at New Horizons Seniors Club, Battlefield Branch.

 

Brent Cooper:  Registered Energy Advisor

Registered Home Inspector since 1999 with Ontario Association of Home Inspectors. Natural Resources Canada Registered Energy Advisor since 2002. 10 years as question and answer columnist for Canadian Homes and Cottages Magazine. Professional guitar player since 1979.

 

Jordan Fysh: Registered Energy Advisor

Jordan has devoted his entire career to support environmental initiatives. His latest evolution is as a Registered Energy Advisor. His passion is to help others live the most sustainable life they can. As an Energy Advisor, Jordan will be helping homeowners make informed decisions about retrofitting their homes with an eye on energy efficiency. Jordan also is a bicycle mechanic and a trained Yoga instructor. 

Alireza Ramezani: Registered Energy Advisor

Ali has been a Registered Home Energy Advisor since 2018. What Ali enjoys the most about being a home energy advisor is helping homeowners make educated decisions about their homes by performing an in-depth inspection and taking the time to explain each of his findings with his client. He has been around soccer most of his life and also enjoys fishing as well.

Michael Albanese: Rain Coach

Michael is a landscape consultant, designer, contractor, author, and public speaker operating under Avesi Stormwater & Landscape Solutions. As a certified Fusion Landscape Professional his work focuses on helping people discover how to use rain as a resource by applying an ecological approach to their landscapes. A native Hamiltonian, Michael strives to be a positive influence on both the community and the environment.