Jared Schachter (Honours Business Administration, Richard Ivey Business School) has a diverse business background in management consulting and leadership in multiple technology companies. As an aspiring Effective Altruist he has always been passionate about social impact, with a specific focus on the environment. After a 4 month trip to South America in 2019 which included a multi-week stay in the Amazon, he felt a specific calling to focus his philanthropic efforts on conservation and protection of this precious area.
Ashley Michaud is an expert in integrative nutrition, hormone health and holistic therapies. She graduated at the top of her class from the internationally-renowned Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is passionate about preserving the earth’s natural environment for future generations. As the founder of Elemental Growth, Ashley guides her clients in using plants as food and medicine. Her mission is to align people — individually and in groups — with nature and guide them to create the sustainable lifestyle changes they desire.
Jason Pednault was a gold prospector until he was attacked and nearly killed in the Ecuadorian Amazon in 2011. Since then he has become an activist, teacher, protector and facilitator for various sustainability and conservationist causes and an advocate for indigenous rights. An expert in permaculture and reforestation, his projects have helped indigenous communities in the Amazon basin move away from slash and burn agriculture and into more sustainable practices that assist eco-system regeneration. He’s also the founder of Jungle Visions, a not-for-profit company that supports ARC and other conservationist causes – along with many indigenous communities within the region – through the sale of wild-harvested products and visionary artwork.