About us

We're here to transform.

At its core, Wild + Pine is a group of scientists; we’re Professional Foresters, Agrologists, Engineers, and Biologists. But together – we’re architects of intergenerational Canadian forest projects.

Since 2011, our team has practiced in some of Canada’s most remote and challenging environments. We’re good at what we do and passionate about the role we play in delivering sound, credible, and science-based climate action.

In 2021, Wild + Pine became Edmonton’s 8th and Alberta’s 24th Certified B Corporation. In 2022 Wild + Pine was recognized among the global Best For The World across the categories of Environment, Governance, and Workers, anchoring our commitment to balance purpose and profit throughout our organization.

our focus areas:

climate

carbon

nature

community

We're growing Canada's old growth forests of the future, today.

We’re a team of registered environmental professionals. Our partners rely on Wild + Pine to create the impact that every dollar of climate finance is intended for. 

The approach to our work is intentional. An approach that addresses the challenges currently facing the carbon market, while also carrying the urgency the climate crisis demands. We’re passionate about what we do and we invite those who share that same passion to work alongside us.

Future-Focused

our History

Environment is the heart of our brand.

We’ve been busy restoring biodiversity across Canada’s diverse landscapes since 2011 – this work inspires us to continuously imagine a brighter future for all Canadians.

Meet our team:

Chris Kallal, RPF, B.Sc. FOR

Founder & CEO

Chris’ creativity and value generation are the hallmarks of his business strategy and is the commitment made to Wild + Pine’s extensive list of corporate partners, dedicated service providers, and staff. Chris holds a degree and diploma in Forest Management, is a regulated Forest Professional within the province of Alberta, and has been recognized with numerous local and national business awards.

Kaitlyn Scaber, P.AG, B.Sc.hon

Director - Projects & Sustainability

Kaitlyn’s diverse experience in environmental consulting in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems on landscapes across Canada, has allowed her to become a well rounded leader, both behind a shovel and behind a desk. She applies her technical expertise, passion for our vision and commitment to the company’s success to guide our field operations team, deliver for our clients and share our work with the public online and IRL.

Dave Hochhalter , B.Sc. Eng.

Manager - Carbon

Dave is focused on positioning Wild + Pine’s offering within the evolving carbon market to bring funding to natural capital development in Western Canada. With a background in Biosystems Engineering, finance, and product line management, Dave takes a systems-based approach to the management of emissions through reductions and removals, while integrating the financial boundaries of Wild + Pine’s partner organizations.

Jeff Robinson

Relationship Development

A key element of achieving a trajectory of sustainable growth is the development of strategic relationships. Jeff is a proven relationship developer in both the private and public sectors. Most of Jeff’s focus over the past 25+ years has been supporting companies with an entrepreneurial spirit in their efforts to bring disruptive technologies and services to market.

Jolan Aubry

Field Supervisor

Jolan is responsible for executing projects designed by Wild + Pine’s senior management team. With a high degree of reliability and operational experience, Jolan’s strength is building in Wild + Pine’s creative and impact-driven value proposition throughout project delivery. 

Lyndsay Rayner, B.Sc. Hon. Biology

Greenhouse Technician

Lyndsay combines her ecology degree, previous indoor vertical farming experience, and general green thumb to establish novel ways of optimizing and accelerating the production of tree seedlings. When not in the Bioprism, you can find her in the field, eager to point out the interesting fungi found on our project sites.

    Riley Douglas

    Field Technician

    With over a decade’s experience operating equipment, an education in Power Engineering and a background in the mining industry, Riley brings a diverse skill set and a strong work ethic to Wild + Pine’s annual field operations. Riley is a walking John Deere advertisement, give the guy a tractor and he’ll never stop smiling.

      Justin LaRocque, CA

      CFO

      Justin acts as Wild + Pine’s CFO on a fractional level and brings a stellar reputation in driving forward positive change and helping organizations reach their goals.

      Over his career Justin has held several senior finance positions in both private and public companies with revenues ranging from $5M to $3B while also spearheading Edmonton’s River City Leaders Forum (RCLF), which provide business leaders with accessible, affordable, and community business support.

        Graham Barr

        Partnership Development, Corporate Counsel

        Graham specializes in corporate, commercial, and real estate law in addition to commercial finance.

        Dan McCurdy , B.Sc. F., M.Sc. F.

        Advisor — Greenhouse Operations

        Dan is a forester registered with the College of Alberta Professional Foresters and co-owner of Boreal Horticultural Services. He has 25 years of progressive experience in reforestation, working in government, industry, and consulting.

          Penny

          Branch Manager

          Recovering dendrologist, full time somnologist.

          Our partners:

          "The lens on sustainability is changing quickly, and it’s critical that countries and companies are able to adapt and innovate – and Wild + Pine is doing just that."

          - Edmonton Global

          Community

          our commitment

          Community is everything.

          When Wild + Pine was founded and throughout our early years, we relied significantly on the help of others and our community for guidance. In fact, we still do today – that is why playing an active role within our industry, education, and our environment is incredibly important to us.

          Like in our work, Wild + Pine wants to make an impact in everything we do. To honour the countless hours given to us, our commitment is to continuously make an impact in our community.

          Being a B Corp is a designation that signifies our business balances purpose with profit. It’s the clearest demonstration possible that Wild + Pine lives up to our values.

          This commitment allows us to better fulfill and be accountable to our mission – using our technology and expertise to help governments and environmentally responsible companies grow the old-growth forests of the future to help fight climate change. We’re better ready than ever to help Alberta and Canada get back on track, and proud to be Edmonton’s 8th and Alberta 24th official B Corp.

          Check out this video to learn more about what it is to be a Certified B Corporation:

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          Wild + Pine Leadership Award

          Since 1965, the Alberta Junior Forest Ranger (JFR) program has introduced careers in natural resource management to youth over an annual 7-week summer program. This program, and more importantly, it’s courageous participants explore the beauty of Alberta’s great outdoors while strengthening their connection to the environment. Each year, Wild + Pine recognizes a JFR entering their first year of study with a $500 scholarship.

          Are you a current or past JFR entering your first year of study in post secondary? We want to recognize your dedication and leadership – apply now.

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          Community is everything.

          We want our business to create positive impact in everything we do. Let’s work together to leverage business as a force for good.