Who we are
People from from all walks of life, varied backgrounds, who believe there is a better way, who believe that now is the time to make these changes, because if you know how to thrive, it's easier to survive. People that are concerned about the impact our species has on the environment, with a sense of personal responsibility. People who believe there is more to life than the daily grind, TV and video games, dependent on the “failing global economy” and factory farming for our food.
Meet the Team
Anthony Barrett has 25-years of experience in co-op housing including serving on boards of
directors for 8 years. His journalism background took him to Niagara College where he held a number of contracts from instructor to course development officer for the college’s first environmental program.
He is also a successful franchise director for a chain of retail stores in Ontario and former director of Commonplace Eco-Village in Niagara. He founded its demonstration off grid strawbale eco-home and managed its energy audit program through Natural Resources Canada.
He is also the founder of Boreal Forest Lodge Association, (Project #1) which brought investors together to purchase 200 acres next to Keith Lake in northern Ontario.
Theresa Barrett has over 15 years of office administrative experience. A former journalist, she helps us communicate clearly our ideas and goals. She brings control to our hectic life by developing forms, sending out information on our project, conducting research and offering receipts to all invested members. She is married with 2 sons and one fabulous daughter, and has 5 grandchildren.
Ian Corris has 35 years of experience in the construction field. His passion is building homes, campground development and maintenance. Ian is also an automotive technician (31oS), truck and trailer technician (31oT) and is experienced handling heavy road equipment.
In his Automotive business he employed 6 workers. He is married, father of 2 and grandfather of 4.