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.
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.
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.
Maika Horjus, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, joined Canopy part-time in fall of 2013. A native of the verdant Pacific Northwest, she brings a love of connecting people with nature and with one another. Prior to Canopy, Maika worked with a community food security non-profit in her hometown of Vancouver, Washington, cultivating volunteer efforts and coordinating a small-scale marketing co-op for urban farmers. Maika holds a BS in Conservation and Resource Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied community development and conservation biology. Send Maika an email.
Megan Manton, Administrative Associate, joined Canopy part-time in February of 2013. Prior to Canopy, Megan Manton worked for several nonprofits including the Boston Athenaeum as their Membership and Annual Fund Officer and the East Anglian Film Archive in the United Kingdom as their Assistant Acquisitions Officer. Megan holds a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, New York and an MA in Photographic Studies from the Norwich University of the Arts in the United Kingdom. In addition to her work at Canopy, Megan is a practicing artist working in the mediums of photography and film. Send Megan an email.