Leora Berman is The Land Between founder and of The Land Between charity. Leora has been leading and developing large scale ecological projects for nonprofit groups and governments for 20 years. She began by studying Economics and English at McMaster University, but did not feel fulfilled with this learning and so pursued a focus in Hydrology and Environmental science at Sir Sandford Fleming College. She has since worked with governments and as an educator for the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Rural Affairs, with large charities of Wildlife Habitat Canada and Ducks Unlimited Canada for wetland, landscape and species conservation; and she has worked privately in hydrogeological consulting, for septic designs, dam building, shoreline restoration and also goose control. As the Founder and COO of The Land Between, Leora is focused on building relationships, awareness and capacity. She is dedicated to grassroots, Indigenous and democratic systems and governance. Leora also runs a private consulting firm that develops and supports social sector efforts in her communities.
Daniel Grenon, GIS Specialist
Meredith Karcz, Conservation Technician, Citizen Science for herps
Emma Halupka, Conservation Technician, Citizen Science for birds
Siena Smith, Conservation Technician, Habitat Restoration
Jaime Kearnan, Communications Technician and avid herper
MaryJane Proulx, Communications and First Nation portfolio, is an Anishinaabeg/Scottish woman who recently joined The Land Between team as the Cultural Heritage Coordinator. MaryJane’s work with The Land Between focuses on the incorporation of First Nations history and Traditional Ecological Knowledge in multiple projects across the landscape. During the winter months of 2019-2020 MaryJane will be volunteering with The Land Between while attending school.
Throughout her academic career at Trent University and Fleming College, MaryJane has been working to promote and support Indigenous perspectives as a researcher, writer and historian. She holds a Bachelor with Honours in History and Environmental Resource Studies, as well as a diploma in Ecosystem Management Technology. MaryJane has worked as an Artisan Interpreter and Tour Guide at the Canoe Museum for the past 3 years, carving paddles and teaching visitors about Indigenous-settler histories through the story of the canoe. She has also volunteered with Peterborough Green Up and the Rice Lake Plains Joint Initiative doing ecological work. MaryJane’s ultimate goal in both her personal and academic career is to bridge cultures through ecological problem solving and story-telling.