Catherine Martineau, Executive Director, has extensive professional experience in both the financial and management consulting sectors. In her role as Executive Director of Canopy, she draws on her professional experience as well as her personal interest in community service, education and the environment. A native of France, Catherine started her career in Paris with the BNP Group and moved to the United States in 1986, joining BNP Venture Capital. In 1991 she and her husband created Martineau & Associates, a management consulting practice specializing in new initiatives. Catherine holds a post-graduate degree (ABD) in economic theory, a master's degree in mathematical economics, and a bachelor's degree in international economics from the University of Paris. Catherine became Executive Director in 2004 and serves on the board of California ReLeaf. Send Catherine an email.
Kim Acker, Development and Communications Director, is an experienced communications professional. She began a second career with nonprofits after 15+ years of working with high tech entrepreneurs and executives in strategic communications and organizational change. Her nonprofit work includes Reading Partners, Next Door Solutions for Domestic Violence, and most recently, Children’s Health Council. Beginning her career at Amdahl Corp, Kim has consulted with dozens of organizations from Cisco to WebEx Communications and early-stage start-up organizations. Kim lives in Portola Valley surrounded by the majesty of live and black oaks. Send Kim an email.
Michael Hawkins, Program Director, has loved planting trees since he participated in his first neighborhood tree planting in Oakland at age ten. He joins Canopy most recently from Davey Resource Group where he was a Consulting Utility Forester for PG&E. Prior to that, Michael was a project coordinator at Our City Forest in San José and worked on the Million Trees NYC initiative with the New York Restoration Project. Michael has a BA in Literature from the University of California Santa Cruz and studied Horticulture at Cabrillo College. He is also an ISA-Certified Arborist. Michael joined Canopy in 2010. Send Michael an email.
Estefani Morales, Education and Community Outreach Manager, came to us as part of an innovative program called Public Allies that places talented young leaders with nonprofits for 10-month service opportunities. Estefani is a graduate of San Francisco State University where she studied International Relations. She studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and is fluent in Italian and Spanish. She has a passion for community service, and has worked for three years as a Teachers Assistant with the Early Childhood Education Center in San Francisco. Estefani joined Canopy in August of 2010. Send Estefani an email.
Natalia Schoorl, Program Coordinator, joined Canopy as a full-time coordinator for Canopy's tree care program in September 2012 after completing a summer internship with Canopy. Prior to Canopy, Natalia taught English in rural Spain and worked for Our City Forest in San José as an AmeriCorps volunteer pruning and caring for trees. Among the redwoods at the University of California Santa Cruz, she studied World Literature and Cultural Studies with a particular emphasis on how landscape relates to history, identity, and memory. She enjoys outdoor activities, especially hiking and cycling. Natalia is fluent in Spanish. Send Natalia an email.