About us

We're here to transform.

Wild + Pine Sustainability is doubling down on exponential technologies that will drive sustainability now and for decades to come. Our work empowers leaders across Canada to take climate action and be a part of the global net-zero solution.

Not only are we committed to positive change in our world through our impact business model, we’re also a Certified B Corporation, which signifies our commitment to balancing purpose and profit throughout our organization.

our focus areas:

climate

carbon

nature

community

We're helping businesses share a greener story

We’re helping businesses redefine sustainability and share their actions with the world. Through our impact business model, Wild + Pine is helping Canadian businesses reduce their carbon emissions while improving regional biodiversity. Whether on behalf of your corporate culture, your customers, or for our planet – we’re here to help you usher in your eco-friendly evolution.

Future-Focused

our History

Environment is the heart of our brand.

We’ve been busy restoring biodiversity across Canada’s diverse landscapes for over a decade – 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 in 2018 was recognized as one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 business leaders.

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

Director - Projects & Sustainability

Developed from a decade of work in environmental restoration, Kaitlyn has developed a passion to help lead Canada’s industrial legacy through a sustainable transition. Climate leadership through innovation and education is the foundation of her work and commitment made to Canada’s unique ecosystems and natural beauty.

Dave Hochhalter , B.Sc. Eng.

Business Operations Associate

A true multi-disciplinary jack-of-all-trades, Dave applies his biosystems engineering background and corporate product line experience to think analytically and systematically. Action-oriented with a keen desire to see implementation produce results, Dave is focused on supporting WIld + Pine’s integrated supply chain from the production of seedlings in our Bioprism to the interface of our restoration projects with the carbon market.

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.

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

Technical Lead — 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.

    Jolan Aubry

    Field Supervisor

    With a diverse skill set and passion for passionate work, Jo takes pride in offering creative solutions and seasoned business experience to organizations. Jo wants to always be working with creative, impact-minded people who aren’t afraid to take on difficult problems.

    Graham Barr

    Partnership Development, Corporate Counsel

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

    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.