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Cate O’Kane

Cate is lucky enough to call the evergreen State of Washington her home after growing up in the north of England and spending time living in both Asia and Africa. She joined TREES in March 2023 as the Vice President of Development and Communications, attracted to TREES’ mission of growing vibrant regional economies, thriving food … Continued

Jabez Ojowa

Jabez oversees TREES’ global accounting, finance, contracts, internal controls, financial planning and analysis, audits, taxation, global compliance, organization-wide decision making and risk mitigation, and automation of accounting and financial management processes. Jabez has detailed knowledge and experience of operating effectively and efficiently in all our countries and many more that Trees plans to enter soon. … Continued

Tim McLellan

Tim McLellan joined Trees for the Future in 2022 where he and the TREES team are committed to scaling tested agroforestry models with smallholder farmers throughout Africa and beyond. Tim has dedicated his career to large scale individual and social change programs for leading international non-profits. Before coming to TREES, he served as Chief Operating Officer … Continued

Heri Rashid

Heri Rashid attended the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education and Extention.  Before beginning to work for TREES in 2015, he worked with the Sokoine University of Agriculture in the Department of Agricultural Education and Extension as a field office before joining MVIWATA. In MVIWATA, … Continued

Mohamed Traore

Mohamed is an Agricultural Engineer by training. He graduated from the Polytechnic Rural Institute in 1998. From 1999 to 2006, he was in charge of the Agroecology component of a National NGO which works in the field of environmental protection. After his time there, he studied for his Master’s degree in Environmental Management in Egypt. … Continued

Enock Makobi Walimbwa

Born and raised in Bududa, in Mt. Elgon, Enoch is a certified Forest Garden Trainer, and has 15 years of experience working with rural farming communities. Enoch became familiar with TREES while working with 300 rural farmers in Bushika sub county, Bududa, as part of a partnership between TREES and Bushika Integrated Area Cooperative Enterprise. … Continued

Brandy Lellou

Growing up on a farm in Colorado, Brandy has an affinity for wide-open spaces and natural solutions. As a Civil Engineer, writer and artist she believes that cross-sectoral partnerships are key to developing innovative sustainable solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems. Brandy lived and worked in West Africa for seven years as a Peace Corps Volunteer, … Continued

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