|Robin grew up in Richmond and moved to the west side of Vancouver about 40 years ago. With his extravert personality and love of people, Robin has a diverse network of connections and is well known for his ability to make introductions. As the owner of his own natural resources consulting business for the past 20 years, Robin has developed clients in industry, government and over fifty indigenous and First Nations communities.
Robin gained his status as a Registered Professional Forester in 1990. He has extensive experience in curriculum writing, teaching, training, and tour leading – especially with a wide variety of audiences. Robin has written and taught courses on boreal and temperate forest ecosystems and taught Aboriginal land stewardship and forest management in First Nation communities.
On his spare time, Robin leads tree identification walks around Vancouver.
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|Atiya grew up in Bangkok, Thailand, surrounded by her parents environmental projects. By the time she moved to Vancouver, this upbringing shaped her interests for a career in sustainability with a focus on the urban environment. After moving to Vancouver for university, she recieved her Bachelor’s degree in Urban Forestry with a minor in Landscape Recreation Planning from the University of British Columbia.
With her passion for green infrastructure planning, she completed her capstone on green infrastructure for stormwater mitigation, with a strong focus on social limitations identified around the proposals site.
In addition to her work with natural resource consulting, she continues to volunteer for organizations involved in community engagement and invasive species removal, and gain more knowledge and experience with urban forestry services.
When she’s not working, she can be found hiking Vancouver’s trails, working on a painting, or exploring the best of what the city has to offer.
Ivan Gayton spent 12 years restoring forest ecosystems in Canada with Brinkman & Associates Reforestation and RBC Inc. He subsequently spent 13 years with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) using what he had learned in Canada helping to save lives, alleviate suffering, and restore dignity in conflict zones in Africa, Asia, and Europe. An avid geographer, Ivan co-founded the Missing Maps project (missingmaps.org) while working with MSF, and continues to support the project as a volunteer. He now works with an innovative, humanitarian ethics-driven financial tech startup, wave.com, bringing financial services to the poorest people in Africa.