who

this is who we are

guide to the good is the result of collaboration of many!  we are a coming together of different types of people with different types of lives, united in a shared love of local and a common cause of building a strong, integrated, resiilent community.

founder

Kim Todd

Kim Todd

a communicator by trade, Kim saw the need for locally-relevant, practical information to help our communities exist more sustainably, and thegreenrock.ca was born. with local as the focus, the team came together to create guide to the good social enterprise.

chair

Bobby Bessey

Bobby Bessey

Bobby is a yoga instructor and owner operator of local yoga and wellness business, Shakti Yoga. she develops and teaches yoga trainings and workshops locally, across the province and internationally. she's an early morning riser and lover of all-weather outdoors.

treasurer

Maham Rahim

Maham Rahim

Maham loves order and bringing all the pieces together. when we first met her, she said "I love balance sheets and income statements." we were stunned at that, but it was entirely true. for her regular job, she's a Commercial Pricing Analyst with Inmarsat.

secretary

Kelly Bavis

Kelly Bavis

Kelly has deep appreciation for all things local to Newfoundland and Labrador, especially since she's the Operations Manager USA for Maderra Engineering and lives in Texas. She's home often and is always looking for ways to support local companies.

director

Rebekkah Bourne

Rebekkah Bourne

Rebekkah is an public servant, ex lawyer, mom, and wife. She is a lover of the outdoors, particularly camping, backpacking, and hiking. She is always looking for ways to support local business and increase her sustainable practices.

director

Erin Molloy

Erin Molloy

Erin is an entrepreneur who loves to take part in community organizations. she studied English and Sociology at Memorial University, and completed a Bachelor of Public Relations at Mount Saint Vincent University.

director

Emad Rizkalla

Emad Rizkalla

Egyptian-born and St. John’s raised, Emad is an entrepreneur with long-term vision. he is founder of Bluedrop Performance Learning, a company that's transforming how organizations manage skills and qualifications.

director

Jeff Tulk

Jeff Tulk

Jeff is Managing Director with Chipplehouse, and he brings his knowledge and appreciation for the economic and tech sides of green to thegreenrock.ca. he's also a big squash volunteer. Jeff was our first director!

greenrocker

Amanda Russell

Amanda Russell

Amanda keeps things moving. she runs a busy household with three kids, and on the side she's the order-keeper consultant for guide to the good. she holds a BBA from Memorial, which earned her lots of work out west, but now she's was happy to be at home in CBS.

greenrocker

Omar Abdelkhalek

Omar Abdelkhalek

Omar is passionate about supporting everything local. our outreach coordinator, Omar is rebuilding the g2g hubs, onboarding new directory listings, reaching out to people and working some social media. he’s studying commerce and computer science at Memorial.

greenrocker

Ashley Quirk

Ashley Quirk

designer and cartographer Ashley is bringing the g2g map - and all the stories it will tell - to life with the ArcGIS online platform. she’s done graphics awesome companies like Sandbox Gaming, Fire Emblem Community Compendium, and East Coast Trail.

greenrocker

Hannah Blundon

Hannah Blundon

Hannah has a way with marketing words and loves to understand inner workings. a recent grad, she came to g2g through Memorial's Digital Social Media Program and is working the Google Ads to get the message out about local, social, green and sustainability in NL.

advisory committee

Denise Cornick

Denise Cornick

is a business growth advisor with NLOWE and a fun-lover.

Susan Day

Susan Day

is a yoga teacher, project manager and fresh air junkie!

Sarah Ferber

Sarah Ferber

is with Food First NL and champions good food for all.

Gaylynne Gulliver

Gaylynne Gulliver

is Marketing, Special Events & PR Manager with Downtown St. John's

Patrick Foran

Patrick Foran

is a theatre artist from St. John's, and Managing Producer for Artistic Fraud of NF.

CME-NL

CME-NL

we're pleased to work with Dave and Jackie of the NL branch of CME

Jaclyn Humphries

Jaclyn Humphries

is the Craft Mentor at the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation, and a homesteader

Nicole Helwig

Nicole Helwig

heads Memorial's University's Centre for Social Enterprise.

Andrew King

Andrew King

is a partner of Mobile Guests (the company that build the g2g website!) he enjoys music, hockey, golf and digital marketing

Chelsey MacNeil

Chelsey MacNeil

is Director of Education, Employment & Social Enterprise for Choices for Youth.

Sheilagh O’Leary

Sheilagh O’Leary

is the Deputy Mayor for the City of St. John's, an environmentalist and community advocate.

Tim Reynolds

Tim Reynolds

is treasurer for Cochrane Street United Church, and believer in neighbourhood and connection.

Joshua Smee

Joshua Smee

is the CEO for Food First NL and a well-known community guy.

Carole Therrien

Carole Therrien

is a strategic management expert and is studying social resilience at Carleton University

Carolyn Wakeham

Carolyn Wakeham

is the Community Ecosystem Innovation Coordinator with The Commons in Bonavista

Ronalda Walsh

Ronalda Walsh

is Association VP for NATIONAL, and host of the business television show Extrapreneurs.

Sophie Wells

Sophie Wells

is actively involved with the NL Chapter of Zero Waste Canada, and she loves going greener.

partners and sponsors

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry, and Innovation
Cochrane Street United Church
Centre for Social Enterprise, Memorial University of Newfoundland

supporters, collaborators and friends

Mobile Guests
Food First NL
St. John's Farmers' Market
Genesis
Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs
Metro Business Opportunities
ibuylocal
Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network
Conservation Corps NL
ArtsLife The Murphy Centre