A Season of Change: Welcoming Our New Staff

From left to right: Kat Snukal, Alexandra Lucchesi, Jessica Schmidt, and Josh Bentley-Swan, our new staff.

Autumn always feels like a season of grand change to me. I believe it’s all the years of institutionalized education compounding and weighing in on my subconscious, telling me that September spells the end of summer and the start of nose-in-book time.

It is a season of grand change here in the office, however. I am happy to introduce some of our newest Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation employees.

Josh Bentley-Swan joins our team, bringing on administrative expertise, departmental support, and a good sense of humour. Jessica Schmidt fills the role of Research Assistant, building on her research work on the origins of growth planning in Ontario and her past experience as Project Assistant with the Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network. Alexandra Lucchesi has been touring the Greenbelt, unearthing its past and looking into its future, and offers her talents in journalism and writing to the organization. Last but not least, Kat Snukal is the newest addition to the Greenbelt family, putting her best face forward for Facebook (and Twitter!). We’re excited and delighted to have these newest members with the organization! Learn more about them and others on our Staff page.


But it is with some sadness then that we bid farewell to some of the summer support we’ve received. We will sorely miss Jennifer Celi, whose incredible gift of photography has been a blessing. Over the course of just a few months, she transformed our photo database into a rich and vivid snapshot of life in the Greenbelt. Jennifer, you’ll do great moving forward!

rebekah.jpgRebekah Sibbald joined us again for another summer and supported the Research and Policy department this year researching and writing our upcoming report on agriculture in the Greenbelt. We were very grateful to have Rebekah on board with us another year as a helping hand.


I, too, am embarking on my own journey. After a very valuable and fun-filled year and a half with the Foundation, I am heeding those heady back-to-school feelings with warm memories and an excellent work experience under my (Green)belt.

Learn more about all our staff and keep up with the latest news and job opportunities on our Facebook.


Thanks for reading!


-- Digital Media Assistant



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