g2g team

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

Kim is Founder, and our Digital Guide and is on a mission to make Digital Do-Able for local companies. All those things that let local companies show up in online searches here and everywhere are tools toward building a sustainable future for everyone.

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

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

The roles of public servant, ex lawyer, mom, and wife just begin the list of things Rebekkah is. A Girl Guide forever, 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

Donna Curran

Donna Curran

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, and is working on the province's first carbon neutral building.

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, and Maham makes things balance at Memorial University.

greenrocker

Amanda Russell

Amanda Russell

does the Finance and Admin and she's steady go getting the hubs humming and 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.

greenrocker

Melissa Wong

Melissa Wong

journalist, videographer, poet and all-around organized person, Melissa joined the team to run the Great Escapes project in summer 2021, and has stayed on for member support! Videos are her specialty but she's active all over g2g.

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.

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 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

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

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.

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

Sophie Wells

Sophie Wells

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

partners and sponsors

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada Summer Jobs
Eco Canada
Project Learning Tree
Cochrane Street United Church

supporters, collaborators and friends

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