OUR GREAT STAFF – Behind the Leaves

JOANNE YOUNG – PRESIDENT

Joanne Young, a 40+ year veteran in the Interior Landscaping Industry, is a transplanted Easterner. Growing up in Burlington Ontario, she headed to Calgary to seek fame and fortune after teaching elementary school in Ontario for 5 years. She stumbled into the industry which was in its infancy in Calgary in the late 70’s and Greenery Office Interiors Ltd. was born. By focussing on excellent customer service, Greenery managed to stake a claim in Calgary and hasn’t looked back.

Among Greenery’s many award winning projects, 2 stand out with International recognition. The Winter Garden in Jamieson Place, is home to one of the largest Interior Living Walls in North America. Along with its amazing bamboo garden, this magical retreat and multi award winning project was called, the “Interiorscape Installation of the Decade”. Greenery’s most recent award winning Living Wall project is “The Staghorn” an amazing project built in partnership with Green Over Grey. Besides recognition for state of the art Living Walls, Greenery has also been recognized for other installations and projects such as the Nexen Atrium, The Sheraton and Hyatt Hotels and in 2014, an amazing company project of multi coloured planters for an oil company head office. With creative marketing skills and an outstanding reputation in the community, Young was named the Western Regional winner in the Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year in 1999. Young is often called upon to participate in Industry forums, articles for publications, judge for competitions, and a guest speaker.

In 2014, Young joined a group of exceptional Interiorscapers and founded Pinnacle V. This International Peer Group, with members throughout North America works on best-practices and the group invests in personal, professional and financial growth of their lives and businesses. Young’s love of teaching and plants is now coming together as Greenery is assisting schools in the Calgary area with Living Wall installations. For more information, have a look around our site or check out www.facebook.com/greenerycalgary. Young can also be followed on Twitter as @greengaljo.

GREENERY SALES and DESIGN TEAM

KELSIE – SALES and DESIGN CONSULTANT

email_icon2Kelsie grew up in the Kootenay region of British Columbia; her appreciation for plants and the outdoors started there. Her interest in nature eventually developed into a yearning to know more about plants and the positive impacts they provide to urban areas and the people that utilize these areas. Kelsie studied horticulture at Olds College and obtained her Diploma as a Horticulture Technologist, and has throughout her studies, continued with Greenery to pursue her career in interiorscaping.

She initially joined us in the spring of 2018 and worked as both an indoor and outdoor technician, and in the fall of 2018, she began as a Sales and Design Consultant. Now that her Diploma is completed, Kelsie is eager to continue implementing biophilic design throughout Calgary to create a greener city.

 

MADISON – SALES and DESIGN CONSULTANT

email_icon2Madison is originally from Toronto, where even being from the city, she still had a passion for exploring the outdoors. From travelling around the world and continuously being immersed in different cultures, she discovered how connected we as humans are to plants and how beneficial they truly are. Madison acquired her diploma in horticulture at Niagara College and has worked throughout Ontario at wholesale nurseries in production and sales.

Madison has recently relocated to Calgary, where she has completed her degree of a Bachelor of Applied Science – Horticulture major at Olds College. She is enthusiastic about joining the Greenery team as well as entering the world of Interiorscaping. She is looking forward to new challenges and opportunities and applying her knowledge of plants and sales to any job.

 

GREENERY OFFICE and OPERATIONS MANAGERS

KELLY – OFFICE MANAGER and ACCOUNTING

email_icon2Kelly started working with Greenery in 2001 as a Horticultural Technician. When we discovered her hidden talent we brought her into the office to manage our accounting and she now is our Office Manager as well. Kelly has two terrific kids, and she loves spending weekends in Fernie. Kelly loves to ski in the winter and golf in the summer.

 

ERICA –OPERATIONS MANAGER

email_icon2Erica is originally from Zambia she has traveled and lived in many countries before finally settling in and calling Calgary home. She has a bachelors degree in Environmental science from Manchester, UK and has spent the past four years working in outdoor landscaping, before joining Greenery in 2018 to combine her knowledge of plants with logistics. She enjoys playing soccer and after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro has a passion for exploring and hiking the Rockies.

 

KRIS – COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

email_icon2Kristen is from Kingston, Ont., originally but has lived and worked in both Calgary, Alta., and Halifax, N.S. She is an award-winning communications specialist with more than two decades of experience working for and with media outlets across the country and even internationally. Kristen has worked as a full-time reporter for The Chronicle Herald and Metro Canada, and as a freelance journalist for various newspapers, magazines, television stations and publications, ranging from The Canadian Press (CP) to The Sports Network (TSN). She twice won the silver Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award, recognizing the top new talent in Atlantic Canada, as well as four world championship gold medals with Canada’s National Women’s Team as a communications and media relations coordinator for Hockey Canada.

Kristen has worked in industries ranging from education and health care to sports. She leads communications for several companies, including accessibility agency Level Playing Field and Greenery Office Interiors in Calgary, under her own brand, First Line Communications. She’s enjoying learning the ins and outs of greenery design and loves orchids in her kitchen and lilacs in her backyard.

OUR GREAT STAFF – Horticultural Technicians / Delivery & Installation

MONICA

Team Leader
Joined Greenery in 2013

LINDA

Team Leader
Joined Greenery in 1996

SANDI

Customer Relations/Seasonal
Joined Greenery in 2017

BRIAN

Snr. Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2003

WENDY

Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2014

CANDICE

Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2016

CECILIA

Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2017

BRAEDON

Green Support
Joined Greenery in 2019

ANDY

Green Support
Joined Greenery in 2017

SAMANTHA

Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2017

NICHOLE

Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2016

JORDAN

Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2014 then returned in June 2018.

OLIVIA

Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2019

ELAINE

Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2018

JENNA

Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2019

GREG

Green Support
Joined Greenery in 2019

DAISY

Office Mascot
Daisy was born in 2009!