Jonathan Hall, GtR Site Supervisor

Jonathan Hall: Design, Construction & Site Supervision
Jonny began his journey with GtR as a volunteer with one of the first gardens back in 2011. His expertise as a design/build landscaper and sculptor for over 25 years was an ideal fit for GtR. Jonny has a strong interest in the process and constraints of designing and building projects. In particular when resourcefulness and creative thinking within a small budget can lead to innovative outcomes. More recently, co-designing with communities to realise their ideas is an exciting prospect as GtR moves into suburban areas.

Jonathan Hall, GtR Site Supervisor

Puck Algera: Strategy & Communications
Puck came to GtR after several years at the  University of Canterbury, where she worked at the Sustainability Office and lectured in Responsible Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility. Puck is passionate about helping organisations do better in the widest sense of the word: Better environmentally, better socially and better economically. She finished her PhD on sustainable businesses in 2014. For this research she travelled around the world to visit exemplary values driven businesses and social enterprises.

Jonathan Hall, GtR Site Supervisor

Jane Ash: Project Coordination
Jane Ash has been working in horticulture and community building since settling in Christchurch in 2007. After many years working in the local food space as a community garden coordinator and volunteer, Jane boarded the GtR ship in 2016. As an inner city resident, living within the former central red zone cordon, Jane has witnessed the recovery from a unique viewpoint and is pleased to play a role in the regeneration of our city and communities.

Jono Kitt, GtR Site Supervisor

Jono Kitt: Community Engagement & Project Assistance
After volunteering for GtR, Jono Kitt became a fixed part of the GtR team in 2017. Jono has a passion for community engagement and development. He also works with Te Whare Roimata where one of his roles is project coordinator for ICEcycles which provides free bikes to the transport disadvantaged of the Inner City East.  Jono is a keen on zero waste and bikes are his means of transport. The money that he saves from not owning a car goes towards his photography. He is a proud father of four free-range children.

Wendy, GtR Site Supervisor

Wendy Hoddinott (Board): Chair
Wendy is Chair of the Greening the Rubble Trust Board. She is also a registered landscape architect, having worked in consultancy for the past nine years. With a background in social science, the central theme of Wendy’s work has been the relationship between people and place. Across all roles, Wendy aims to create a strong relationship between teaching, research and practice. She is currently undertaking her PhD, researching the ways in which landscape architects can work more effectively and creatively with communities.
She is a proud mum to two adult children and devoted nana to her grandson Flynn.

Simon, GtR Site Supervisor

Simon Gurnsey (Board): Secretary
Simon Gurnsey has lived and worked in Christchurch all his life. He is a qualified sociometrist, a website developer and a playback theatre practitioner. He has worked for over 10 years with community groups in governance, education, personal and professional development and web presence. He contracts part-time for LIVS and Gap Filler. Simon firmly believes that people who are having fun, and are more relaxed, will have a better experience of life than those under pressure or feeling anxious.

Sarah, GtR Site Supervisor

Sarah Campagnolo (Board): General
Sarah initially joined GtR as coordinator in 2014, after working in a mix of nonprofit, volunteer and project based roles. She left to have her second baby in 2016 and has now re-joined GtR as a board member. She believes strongly in the people and projects at GtR. She loves gardening, sewing and planning.

 

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