Kawartha Land Trust
P.O. Box 2338
Peterborough ON, K9J 7Y8
The KLT office is located at
The Mount Community Centre
1545 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, ON, K9J 5N3
Charitable Registration Number: 879086718RR0001
KLT Staff Team
KLT Staff (Image from May 2019) From Left to Right:
Back: Camille Cooper, Patricia Wilson Thom Unrau, Tara King, John Kintare
Front: Rachel Rutherford. Tineasha Brenot, Anna Lee, Shivaan Burke
Tara King, Development Manager
Tara King is the Development Manager at Kawartha Land Trust. Tara has over ten years of experience in marketing, communications and development. She is a strategic thinker, and has shown a strong ability to build relationships and partnerships. She brings a diverse slate of experience having worked in the private, public and nonprofits sectors. She has also taught Marketing Communications at Fleming College. Tara’s educational background includes a Honors Degree in Business Administration from Trent University and an advanced Diploma in Marketing from Fleming College.
Tara describes some of her favorite times as ones spent outside; hiking, paddling and exploring. She is passionate about sharing her love for the outdoors and living an active lifestyle with her family.
Anna Lee, Operations Manager
Anna Lee is the Operations Manager. She holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Biology from Trent University. Anna‘s early experiences involved working in the field of Outdoor Experiential Education, in centres in BC and Ontario. She has since pursued a number of interests and professional development courses in accessibility, fundraising, grant-writing, accounting and evaluation. Most recently, Anna was the Project Manager for the Council for Persons with Disabilities, has volunteered with a number of organizations including Camp Kawartha and on the Board of the New Canadian Center and the Youth Emergency Shelter.
Thom Unrau, Land Stewardship Manager
Thom Unrau is as our Land Stewardship Manager at KLT. Thom has experience working with the Nature Conservancy of Canada in one of their priority natural areas in King City and has participated in a wide range of conservation work spanning from Northern Ontario to South Africa. His areas of expertise include invasive plant management, trail construction and nature interpretation. Before joining KLT full time, Thom worked for us part-time during the summer of 2016 mainly on our newest and biggest protected property, Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island, he also volunteered with KLT and several of our key partner organizations.
His educational background in Ecological Restoration (Fleming College) and Anthropology (Concordia U.) supports Thom’s curious yet thorough approach to his work.
John Kintare, Executive Director
John Kintare is the new Executive Director of Kawartha Land Trust as of February 2019. John has over a decade of non-profit management experience from across the country and brings a broad spectrum of experiences from organizations and communities large and small. A permaculture enthusiast, John is dedicated to integrating elements of complex systems to provide benefit both to the ecosystem, and the humans who rely on it. John holds an Honours Degree in Psychology from the University of Waterloo and is a devoted lifelong learner.
John lives with his family in Bobcaygeon and is a recent transplant to the area having been attracted by the beautiful landscape and the chance to renew his kayaking and hiking muscles.
Learn more about John here!
Seasonal / Contract Staff
Sé Keohane, Financial Administrator
Sé is only in the KLT office once per week. For financial inquiries please contact Shivaan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shivaan Burke, Administrative Assistant
Shivaan Burke is the administrative assistant at Kawartha Land Trust and has a background in environment and climate change science. She has worked in government and the private sector as a researcher and community organizer to identify and communicate best practices across many sectors. Shivaan obtained her Master of Science degree from Trent University in 2015, where her research used computer modelling technology to measure the carbon storage potential of peri-urban agroforestry systems under waste water irrigation regimes. Shivaan has a keen understanding of the critical connections that exist between scientific inquiry and policy development that supports balanced landuse practices.
Tineasha Brenot, Land Conservation Specialist
Tineasha Brenot is the Land Conservation Specialist at Kawartha Land Trust. She possesses a B.Sc. in Biology from Trent University and a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from Algonquin College. Tineasha was most recently the coordinator of the Coast Watchers citizen science program in her past position with the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation in addition to managing projects targeting plastic pollution and invasive species. Tineasha has worked in education and outreach positions with Ontario Parks and supported the conservation efforts for reptiles and amphibians as a Team Lead with Scales Nature Park. Throughout her journey to better understand the natural world, a significant amount of time has been spent crawling through wetlands to support her eagerness to learn.
Patricia Wilson, Community Conservation & Stewardship Technician
Patricia Wilson is our Community Conservation & Stewardship Technician at Kawartha Land Trust. She is an enthusiastic and detail-oriented team member who is passionate about land protection and sharing the importance of conservation with the public. Her area of expertise includes invasive species management, restoration & event coordination. You may recognize her name as she has worked with us over the past year in a variety of roles including stewardship technician and administrative support and prior to this she has been a dedicated KLT volunteer for 3 years. She holds a BSc. in Biology and a Specialization in Conservation Biology from Trent University as well as a diploma in Ecosystem Management from Fleming College.
Patricia has a keen sense of adventure and loves to explore new places! She also enjoys hiking, reading and torturing herself by doing obstacle course races such as Tough Mudder & Spartan Race.
Camille Cooper, Land Management Technician
Camille Cooper is the Land Management Technician at Kawartha Land Trust. She holds an HBSc in Environmental Science with a specialization in Conservation and Biodiversity, and an Advanced Diploma in Ecosystem Management from Fleming College. Camille has five years of experience working in the natural resource sector doing reforestation work in Northern Ontario. During the off season, Camille has worked for not-for-profit organizations including the Ecology Action Centre in Halifax, and has spent nine months travelling to India, Southeast Asia and Central America. She brings a strong work ethic and a passion for improving and protecting our natural landscapes.
Camille enjoys spending her free time hiking, camping, and exploring the beautiful Kawartha Lakes region.
Rachel Rutherford, Community Engagement and Marketing Assistant
Rachel is the Community Engagement and Marketing Assistant with Kawartha Land Trust. She is a recent graduate from Trent University where she received an BA in Media Studies. Previously Rachel worked for the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism as the Tourism and Marketing Assistant and prior to that she worked for the Ministry of Community and Social Services with the Ontario Disability Support Program. Rachel brings a knowledge and passion for social media and marketing that will be an asset as we continue to grow and expand our impact.
Rachel was born and raised in Peterborough County and loves to explore the outdoors especially while hiking with her two dogs, paddling in the summertime and skiing in the winter!