OUR GREAT STAFF – Behind the Scenes

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. Check out more information at www.greenery.ca or www.facebook.com/greenerycalgary. Young can also be followed on Twitter as @greengaljo.

LEAH ZELIN – OPERATIONS MANAGER

Leah is a born-and-raised Calgarian and has joined Greenery in 2018 after working for nine years in post-secondary education managing operations and leading teams.

She has earned a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts, as well as having completed her training as a Certified Professional Leadership Coach. In 2007, she was awarded the University of Calgary’s “U Make a Difference Award” for outstanding leadership.

Leah’s love of nature, plants, and outdoor adventure activity were instilled at an early age while growing up on an acreage outside Calgary. On weekends, she can often be found mountain biking, back-country and cross-country skiing, or trail running in our magnificent mountain playground.

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KELLY McCRAE – OFFICE MANAGER and ACCOUNTING

Kelly 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.

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CARMEN WILLIAMS – SALES AND DESIGN CONSULTANT

Carmen has been with Greenery since 2015. Once you get to know her, you’ll realize how much she loves people. Everywhere she goes, she treats people with a warm welcome as if she already knows them.

Her favorite part of Greenery are the moss walls, where she can let loose all her creative powers and create something that will bring a smile on the face of everybody who sees it.

Along with her Interior Design Diploma, Carmen has experience with sales, customer service, visual merchandising, cake decorating, and refinishing furniture. Happily married since 2003 and also a proud mother of very active kids, Erik and Brooke, she also loves to run, lift weights, bike, camp and hike in our beautiful Rocky Mountains.

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ERICA STEVEN – LOGISTICS AND SERVICE MANAGER

Erica 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.

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OUR GREAT STAFF – Horticultural Technicians / Delivery & Installation

MONICA

Team Leader
With Greenery since 2013

LINDA A.

Team Leader
With Greenery since 1996!

DUNCAN

Senior Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2006

BRIAN

Senior Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2003

WENDY

Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2014

CANDICE

Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2016

STEVEN

Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2017

ANDY

Green Support
Joined Greenery in 2017

CECILIA

Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2017

SAMANTHA

Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2017

KELSIE

Horticultural Intern
Kelsie is the first student ever to be taken under the Greenery wing. With us since May 2018.

JANICE

Office Care
With Greenery since 2012

SARA

Design Squad
Sara has been with us since Christmas 2017

JORDAN

Horticultural Technician
Jordan is one of our boomerang technicians. He left Greenery in 2014 to return in June 2018.

STEPHEN

Green Support
Joined Greenery in 2018

CAROLLE-LYNN

Horticultural Technician
Joined Greenery in 2018

DAISY

Office Mascot
Daisy was born in 2009!