Who We Are

Board of Directors

Jeff Golfman

Jeff is the Founder and President of The RAW Office, a Toronto, Canada based certified B Corp who is disrupting the market for non-strategic purchases of office supplies for businesses across North America. See more about Jeff here.

Michael Hancharyk

Michael is a prairie born graduate of the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Environmental Science. He's worked with non-profits to improve sustainability across the prairies and truly believes that sustainable education is the key to living a holistic lifestyle. See more about Michael here.

Delanie Russo

I started my path on being a "green kid" as a child watching David Suzuki on “The Nature of Things”with my grandparents.  I took my interest and passion for wanting a clean and sustainable earth to school and went on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree... See more about Delanie here.

Alissa Watson

Alissa is a Winnipeg born artist and educator whose passions include physical comedy and “clowning around”.  She fell in love with Green Kids watching a production of The Lorax as a student many, MANY years ago and is thrilled to help promote environmental education all these years later. See more about Alissa here.

 
 

Advisory Committee

Loc Lu

Loc Lu has been a proud member of Green Kids since 2002. His first experience with the environmental group dates back further into his childhood where he can remember sitting in the audience and being entertainingly educated about the importance of the "3 R's."Loc has toured all over Canada with various Green Kid productions. See more about Loc here.

Spenser Payne

Spenser Payne is a graduate of the University of Alberta's Bachelor of Fine Arts acting program. She is a founding member of The Talentless Lumps, Red Nose Diaries, and Sweet and Salty Collective. Recently you may have seen her in Prairie Theatre Exchange’s “ Munschbusters” and “ The Good the Bad and the Munsch”, or touring across the prairies with Green Kids Inc’s “ Wild Wild Wilderness”. See more about Spenser here.

Brian Richardson

I started my path on being a "green kid" as a child watching David Suzuki on “The Nature of Things”with my grandparents.  I took my interest and passion for wanting a clean and sustainable earth to school and went on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba in the field of Environmental Health... See more about Brian here. 

Collin Wynter

Collin Wynter became interested in the environment at a very young age.  Always keen to recycle, he also staged his very own protest to save the environment at age 7. While living overseas in New Zealand as an adult, he rekindled his passion for the environment and theatre. He decided that when he returned home to Canada, he would enrol in adult theatre classes and learn how to combine that with education about the environment. See more about Collin here.

Executive Director

Daina Leitold

Daina holds a B.A. (Hons) in Theatre, with a minor in Environmental Studies from the University of Winnipeg. She began working with Green Kids as a performer and writer in 1996, and became Executive Director in 2012. She has since expanded our programming to include projects in partnership with other Winnipeg education- and environment-based organizations like The Forks, Assiniboine Park Conservancy and Recycle Everywhere. Find out more about Daina here.

Green Kids

ADMINISTRATION

Eric Rae

Admin / Assistant

Reba Terlson

Admin / Marketing

Julie Lien

Admin / Assistant

 
 

Creative Team - The Landfill Mutant vs. <Insert Your School Here>

  • Gwendolyn%20Collins%20Headshot_edited.jp
    Gwen Collins

    Playwright

     

  • Spenser Payne.JPG
    Spenser Payne

    Playwright

    Author  of Directors & Designer's Guide

  • Alissa Watson.jpg
    Alissa Watson

    Playwright

  • Ginny Collins.jpg
    Ginny Collins

    Dramaturg: Author

    of Study Guide and Research Manual

  • Eric%20Rae_edited.jpg
    Eric Rae

    French Translation

  • Brian%20Richardson_edited.jpg
    Brian Richardson

    Script Consultant

  • Sherpa.jpg
    Sherpa Marketing

    Graphic Design

 

Production Team - The Landfill Mutant vs. <Insert Your School Here>

  • Daina%20(media%20-%208x12)_edited.jpg
    Daina Leitold

    Producer

    Author 

    Designer's Guide

  • Loc Lu.jpg
    Loc Lu

    Artistic Ninja

    Consultant

  • Hannah Folger

    Accessibility Consultant 

  • Melanie Dean

    Consultant

  • Erin%20McGrath_edited.jpg
    Erin McGrath

    Author of 

    Director's Guide

  • Holding%20Plant_edited.jpg
    Delanie Russo

    Author of 

    Study Guide and

    Research Manual

  • Doctor Using Digital Tablet
    Health Canada

    Science Consultants

Creative/Production Team - Bike and Circuses

  • Daina Leitold

    Creator/ Producer

  • Brenda McLean

    Creator/ Producer

  • Sherpa Marketing

    Graphic Design

  • Green Action Centre

    Logistic Team

  • Winnipeg Trails Ass.

    Logistics Team

  • Spring 2021

    Check Back for more details!

 

Performers/Facilitators

  • Dora%20Carroll_edited.jpg
    Dora Carroll
  • Gwendolyn%20Collins%20Headshot_edited.jp
    Gwen Collins
  • Sarah Flynn.jpeg
    Sarah Flynn
  • Geoff%20Hughes(1)_edited.jpg
    Geoff Hughes
  • Ady Kay.jpg
    Ady Kay
  • Loc Lu.jpg
    Loc Lu
  • Tanner Manson.jpg
    Tanner Manson
  • Spenser Payne.JPG
    Spenser Payne
  • Eric%20Rae_edited.jpg
    Eric Rae
  • Heather%2520Russell-Smith%2520Headshot%2
    Heather Russell-Smith
  • Kent Suss.jpg
    Kent Suss
  • Alissa Watson.jpg
    Alissa Watson

Help inspire the next generation of environmental leaders