Arthur Orsini has worked with children, teenagers, communities and workplaces on active transportation projects since 1995. His focus has been to explore creative strategies that engage those already walking, cycling, taking transit or carpooling in support of enticing more of their peers and colleagues to do the same. Arthur has worked across Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the USA. In 2014 he joined Vancouver Coastal Health and is now Healthy Transportation Lead.
Chris is the Coordinator Bauta Initiative at Farm Folk City Folk. Chris founded the Vancouver Food Pedalers Cooperative, which grows microgreens and wheatgrass and delivers them by bicycle. Chris has been engaged in small-scale and urban food production since 2001 as a farmer, educator, community organizer, and advocate. He operated a certified organic farm for six years and trained with Washington State's Organic Seed Alliance. Chris received his BSc. (Hons) Agrocecology from the University of British Columbia. He also helped found the Vancouver Urban Farming Society while bringing urban farming to the forefront of the City's agenda. When he isn't obsessing over seeds, soil, and harvests, Chris spends time with his son doing everything from soccer to skating, running to wall climbing, and reading to wrestling!
Elyse is a community engagement professional who has worked for nine years in the conservation, outdoor recreation and the ‘connecting people to nature’ movement. With a background in Environmental Science, she worked at Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – BC Chapter managing youth and terrestrial conservation programs across the province, and most recently worked at Mountain Equipment Co-op on their Community Investment team where she collaborated with partners, helped fund projects, and ran a program all about breaking down barriers to get more young people outside called MEC Outdoor Nation. Now at BC Parks, she is a Community Liaison Officer where she works on community engagement initiatives in the Sea to Sky, Sunshine Coast, and Lower Mainland provincial parks. Her favourite days are outside.