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Publisher – Ontario Nature

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Ontario Nature protects wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement. It represents more than 30,000 members and supporters, and 150 member groups from across Ontario. Ontario Nature is the voice for nature in Ontario.

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Editor – John Hassell

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John joined Ontario Nature in 2009. Along with his role as editor, he is Ontario Nature’s Director of Communications and Engagement. John has an M.A. in international development studies with research focusing on sustainable, community-based forestry and a B.A. in political science. He has worked in the non-profit sector for more than 15 years. John is a founding director of ReachUp, a charity that promotes healthy lifestyles in under-resourced communities. A sports nut, John has represented Canada at ultimate frisbee competitions. He loves wilderness expeditions with his wife and young son, AJ, and is fulfilled by his job helping protect the natural areas they explore.

Associate Editor – Lisa Richardson

Lisa is a graduate of the University of Toronto where she earned a B.Sc. in zoology and psychology. Prior to joining Ontario Nature in 2006 as the Volunteer for Nature coordinator, Lisa worked with the Vancouver Aquarium running their volunteer-based national shoreline cleanup program in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. Lisa also serves as a board director with the Electronic Child Health Network and is a member of the Family Advisory Network at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.

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Contributing Editor – Joanna Pachner

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Advertising Sales – Jeff Yamaguchi

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Art Director – Levi Nicholson

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Copy Editor – Sarah Weber

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Fact Checker – Geri Savits-Fine

For more than 30 years, Geri has been a freelance copy editor, proofreader, researcher, interviewer, and writer for magazines, book publishers, government and corporations. With a keen eye for detail, Geri has worked on textbooks, newsletters, reports, ESL manuals, magazine articles, books, and has compiled original research for writers. Her eclectic career includes working on copy in the fields of business, education, general interest, film, science and the environment.

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Fact Checker – Dawn Promislow

Proofreader – Noah Cole

Noah has worked for Ontario Nature since 2011. He supports Ontario Nature’s communications team with web design, programming, outreach, photo research and day-to-day operations. He has earned certification in non-profit and voluntary sector management from Toronto Metropolitan University. Noah obtained a B.A. from the University of Guelph and refined his craft at The Western Academy of Photography. Noah is the author of Ontario Wildlife Photography published by Dundurn Press, a regular contributor to ON Nature, a nature photographer, an accomplished naturalist, a Quetico Foundation trustee and loves the great outdoors.

Proofreader – Ron Corkum

Ron is a retired environmental chemist. He has volunteered with Ontario Nature for a number of years and is a former board member. Ron currently volunteers with some environmental and nature organizations and enjoys camping, canoeing and hiking.

Proofreader – Melina Damian

Along with her role with Ontario Nature, Melina also teaches a course at Centennial College on energy, environment and sustainable development. She has an MES from York University and a graduate diploma in environmental education, and her research focused on wildlife and macro-debris pollution. She has worked and volunteered for several environmental organizations including Wildlife Preservation Canada, Toronto Wildlife Centre, FoodShare, York Sustainable Enterprise Consultants and the Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and dancing.