Dreamteam Thursday: Meet the Crew, August 2019 Edition

Dreamteam Thursday: Meet the Crew, August 2019 Edition
Dreamteam Thursday: Meet the Crew, August 2019 Edition

It’s August, which means its the end of our summer season and sadly our last edition of Dreamteam Thursday. Clare is the Executive Director of SSISC, while Clo is our Education & Outreach Coordinator. Rob is the Field Technician for our organization and Jordan is a Field Crew Lead Hand.

Clare Greenberg

What is your favourite plant?

So hard to choose… a few come to mind. My favourite tree is a Moreton Bay Fig. They’re an enormous Australian banyan tree – you can use the huge roots as a bench to sit on, they are always full of wildlife, and are the perfect to place to sit in the shade on a hot Sydney day. I also love Tiger Lily’s – they’re such an amazing pop of orange in an otherwise sea of green.

What was the last place you travelled to?

Australia – the big brown land gets a visit from me at least every 2 years! I’d miss my family too much otherwise. The trip before that was Mexico! Mmmmm margaritas and tacos.

What’s the best way to spend a rainy day?

Making mozzarella and listening to a true crime or science podcast.

If one animal was made the size of a whale, what would be the scariest?

My dog – Bernie the Goofball… haha only kidding, he would still be adorable that size!

 

Clo Godbout-Gauthier

What is your favourite plant?

Can someone tell me why I approved these questions? They are so hard to answer! Short of destructive or dangerous invasives like Giant Hogweed, I’ve never met a plant I didn’t like! How is one to choose between delicious, nutritious kale, a lush indoor Bird of Paradise and a stunning Rhododendron? I give up.

What was the last place you travelled to?

My last trip was to Arizona when I kayaked down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon with a group of 15 friends on a fully supported 3-week trip. Getting to experience the sheer expanse of the Canyon (which we affectionately called the Big Ditch) by floating on its waters and hiking its cliffs was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

What’s the best way to spend a rainy day?

On a rainy day off, I love sleeping in (though I’m never up past 7:30), meeting friends for coffee, cooking, baking (I’ve been loving sourdough lately), knitting and reading. With a training session and possibly a cheeky trail run thrown in for good measure!

If one animal was made the size of a whale, what would be the scariest?

Silverfish, hands down. I don’t even want to elaborate on that one, for fear of losing sleep over it.

 

Rob Hughes

What is your favourite plant?

Marijuana, because it’s medicinal and recreational, purposeful yet playful.

What was the last place you travelled to?

Eugene & Veneta Oregon, for the Oregon Country Fair 50th Anniversary. The trippiest, Dead Head friendly fair on the West Coast. The fair was inspired by Ken Keasey, and The Grateful Dead played there decades ago. Phil Lesh from the Dead and his sons played at the 50th Anniversary in their own band – the Terrapin Family Band.

What’s the best way to spend a rainy day?

Playing the guitar. Practicing old tunes or learning new ones.

If one animal was made the size of a whale, what would be the scariest?

I’d have to go with the Praying Mantis.

 

Jordan Motruk

What is your favourite plant?

My favourite plant is likely an oak tree. Oaks have some sentimental value for me; growing up I spent a lot of time on my grandparent’s farm, which they had named “White Oaks Farm.” Old oaks are a symbol of strength and have a deep history in English lore.

What was the last place you travelled to?

The last place I travelled to was Ontario, where I was born and raised. It was my eldest brother’s wedding, what a time!

What’s the best way to spend a rainy day?

Doing laundry, drinking tea and reading a book!

If one animal was made the size of a whale, what would be the scariest?

Humans! Imagine the destruction!

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