Gordon Harrison, Executive Director
Gordon's career as an environmental educator began in the classroom, teaching elementary grades while infusing his love of nature and environmental themes across the curriculum. Prior to joining GreenLearning, Gordon worked as education coordinator for Pollution Probe and other environmental NGOs, and as an environmental consultant with Marbek Resource Consultants. Gordon also developed environmental education programs including EcoScope for Sustaining Wetlands and the education component of the Canada India Rural Energy Project. Now a resident of Lanark Highlands in Ontario, Gordon received a BA in political science and economics from the University of Toronto, as well as his Ontario teaching certificate.
Ryan Hilperts, Director of Redfish School of Change
Ryan is the Director of the Redfish School of Change and a sessional lecturer at the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. She researches the ways in which ecological restoration transforms both human and ecological communities. Her graduate work involved community engagement with the removal of two dams on the Elwha River in Washington State, focusing on the importance of fostering community conversations about ecological change. Ryan has been a workshop facilitator, sea kayak guide and marine naturalist, a long distance hiker, a mountaineering instructor, a repeat photographer, an english teacher, and a field ecology educator in Washington State, British Columbia, Alberta, Thailand, and Central America. She believes one key to transformative education is developing the ability to ask constructive critical questions not only of others, but of ourselves.
Other Key Players
Our staff is supported by a range of other professionals, consulted as needed. They include education consultants, communication consultants, teachers, evaluators, graphic designers, and web architects.
We thank the many volunteers, especially teachers, who have contribued to the development of our programs over the years. GreenLearning Canada has benefited from the work and insights of many.