g2g team

Guide to the Good social enterprise brings together like-minded people and organizations coming together to build sustainable communities in NL.

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

The need to connect, support, protect, promote and celebrate all the great things that are NL led to the founding of thegreenrock non-profit, and later Guide to the Good social enterprise. Her focus now is on creating content that shares the wonder of it all, all over.

chair

Stephen Blackwood

Stephen Blackwood

Steve is with Centre for Research and Innovation at Grenfell Campus. He enjoys everything local that NL offers, from craft beer to the great outdoors. He's passionate about the environment, and recognizes the essential role local plays in building sustainable communities.

director

Andrew Bourne

Andrew Bourne

Andrew advises local businesses on business strategy and digital transformation. When not actively studying towards his MBA, he can often be found spending time with his family or in the woods enjoying the beauty of our province.

director

Donna Curran

Donna Curran

Currently on leave, love of the natural environment and the idea of sustainable communities brought Donna to thegreenrock. In work life Donna is Customer Business Manager II P3 Projects at Johnson Controls.

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, completed a Bachelor of Public Relations at Mount Saint Vincent University, and now practices her craft through agency Twine PR.

director

Amparo Montoya

Amparo Montoya

Ampy sees incredible potential for people in small business to build a stronger future for this province, especially newcomers. A Colombian Newfoundlander, Ampy is a specialist in training and quality control in food safety, and a volunteer with the Collective Interchange.

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. She's our Treasurer.

greenrocker

Amanda Russell

Amanda Russell

Amanda does the Finance and Admin and she's steady go getting making sure all the right boxes are ticked. A fun storyteller and get-it-done machine, Amanda has three kids so busy is an understatement. But she's always ready for a chat with members, and gets out there to share stories one-on-one.

greenrocker

Mike O'Driscoll

Mike O'Driscoll

The $120k Google Ad Words grant is tremendously helpful to thegreenrock in our efforts to inspire local, social and green action. we're happy to have Mike, a Google guy, on the back end checking the metrics and making the Google Ads fly.

greenrocker

Nancy Leung

Nancy Leung

Nancy joined Guide to the Good in October of 2023 through a partnership with Memorial, MITACS and the centre for social enterprise. She's a project management whiz with a commitment to helping social enterprise thrive.

greenrocker

Ryan Young

Ryan Young

Ryan greenrocked as the Marketing Sustainability Outreach Coordinator for much of 2023, and he's still keen to let local companies all over NL know about Guide to the Good. He's also a bit of a digital marketing wizard, and is part of the contract team, especially for our CDAP Grow Your Business Online work.

greenrocker

Melissa Wong

Melissa Wong

journalist, videographer, poet and all-around organized person, Melissa became a greenrocker in the summer of 2021, and is now working her magic as a contractor. Videos are her specialty.

greenrocker

Gilbert Mensah

Gilbert Mensah

Gilbert is a Big Picture marketing guy with an eye on Social Enterprise. From May - August 2023, his goal was helping Guide to the Good understand and meet the needs of local companies so they, and our communities thrive.

adviser

Bobby Bessey

Bobby Bessey

is past-Chair and owner of Shakti Yoga and Wellness, Bobby shares yoga classes and yoga trainings with students around the world. Hatha, ayurvedic, pre-natal, neurogenic, and more. She's a morning person.

adviser

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.

advisory committee

Denise Cornick

Denise Cornick

is an Economic Development officer with the province of NL

Susan Day

Susan Day

is a runner, 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

CME-NL

CME-NL

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

Jaclyn Humphries

Jaclyn Humphries

has served as a Craft Mentor at the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation, and a homesteader

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

Cheese is a community leader with Common Good Solutions.

Sheilagh O’Leary

Sheilagh O’Leary

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

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 Director of Programming & Evaluation at NLOWE

Sophie Wells

Sophie Wells

was a founder with the NL Chapter of Zero Waste Canada, and she loves going greener.

partners and sponsors

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada Summer Jobs
Memorial Centre for Social Enterprise
Eco Canada
Google for Nonprofits
Project Learning Tree
Finders Keepers logo from Community Sector Council
Navigate. Collide. Connect.  Create. Logo
techsoup
Wellness Coalition Avalon East
Junior Forest Wardens Giant Squid

supporters, collaborators and friends

City of St. John's
St. John's Farmers' Market
Food First NL
Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs
Metro Business Opportunities
Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network
Stingray