THE PROJECT TEAM

Jenny Giddy, Cloudbridge FounderGenevieve (Jenny) Giddy, originally from South Africa, founded Cloudbridge with her late husband, Professor Ian Giddy. She owns the Reserve and currently lives in upstate New York and Vancouver, BC. Prior to co-founding Cloudbridge she was a research librarian at Environment Canada.

 

Tom Gode is Director of the Cloudbridge Reserve. He is focused on improving access to, understanding of and protection for the forest, old and new. Prior to joining Cloudbridge in 2006, he managed a large non-profit group in his home country, the US.  Tom has fostered successful relationships with many universities and educational organizations over the years, and this has greatly enriched the work at Cloudbridge.  He has volunteered and worked in tree planting, prairie restoration and volunteer organizations for the past 30+ years.  Contact: tom.gode@cloudbridge.org

 

Linda Moskalyk, a native of  Saskatoon, Canada, joined the Cloudbridge team in 2010. She is Cloudbridge’s resident artist and arborist, and coordinates our cabin rentals.  When she’s not caring for trees and gardens on the Reserve, she can often be found painting in her studio. Prior to joining the Cloudbridge team, she developed “Schools Plant Legacy in Trees” an educational forest initiative for local schools in Saskatoon.  Contact: moskalyk.linda@gmail.com .

 

Frank_SpoonerFrank Spooner, a native of England, is the manager at Cloudbridge and is responsible for day-to-day operations. Prior to joining the Cloudbridge team in 2015, he applied his business training to conservation advocacy and field work in remote biological research stations, where he worked with groups including Panthera, the Sea Turtle Conservancy, Yachana Foundation, and Costa Rican government agencies MINEA and SINAC. Contact: cloudbridge2015@gmail.com

 

In Memoriam:

Dr. Ian Giddy, Founder of Cloudbridge, 18th January 1948 – 14th June 2009

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

Our extended team includes the many researchers, volunteers and interns who have contributed to our growing body of knowledge about the flora, fauna and recovery of the cloud forest. You may find their contributions in our Research Library. Some, like John Tingerthal (information management and GIS) and Clarice Esch have continued to be involved with Cloudbridge long after their initial stay.

We also depend on our neighbors in San Gerardo de Rivas, who bring local knowledge and expertise about the environment.  They help with tree planting, gather saplings from the neighboring forest, and encourage schoolchildren to participate in and learn from these activities.

Join our Team!

There are many ways you can get involved.

 

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