Andrew Pothecary, Ambassador
Andrew is an Ambassador of ForestNation, which he founded in September 2007. ForestNation was formed to provide normal people with a passion for environmental issues with something to act upon. Andrew has led the conception, creation, design and development of ForestNation, and is committed to making its goal a reality.
Andrew attended Kings College University in London where he studied Philosophy, and his greatest piece of advice came from Professor Mark Sainsbury; "whatever it is you do in life, make sure it has a purpose. If you do that, you'll be happy with it, whatever it is".
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Mark Regan, Ambassador
Mark Regan has many years experience running both creative and commercial companies across diverse industry sectors, and now feels honoured to be involved in a project that’s so close to his heart. As a family man, Mark is keen to see ForestNation grow its corporate activity and influence.
Mark believes that with hard work (and maybe a small amount of luck) ForestNation can help towards a cleaner future for his and everyone’s children.
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Tony Argueta, Ambassador, Responsible for 29,433 Trees
Tony and ForestNation have long roots going back to his inspirational help at the beginning of the campaign, his support in communications around Europe and Latin America, and now as a ForestNation Ambassador in China. Tony is passionate about our goal and his dedication will help us to make a it a success.
Tony was instrumental in ForestNation's first major campaign in Spain with Foundation Repsol and is responsible for the 29,433 trees planted so far.
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Laurie D'Alessio, Ambassador
Laurie has always been passionate about environmental issues. She has dreamed of working in sales/marketing for a company with products and core values she can believe in and is excited to make the ForestNation Tree Kits available in the United States.
When not hard at work, you will find her volunteering for several organizations, working in her gardens and training for triathlons. She has 5 kids, 2 dogs, 1 fish and a very supportive husband.
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TPS, Ambassador: 60,480 Trees
TPS is a leading Promotional Marketing company with a focus on eco-friendly premiums and incentive programs, assisting progressive brand-oriented companies accomplish their strategic Marketing, Sales and Human Resource objectives.
“TPS is proud to be a North American Ambassador for ForestNation for the promotional and fundraising markets.” Aaron Moscoe, founder of The Promotional Specialists.
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Oscar E Ibañez, Ambassador in Colombia
Oscar was born in Colombia and at the age of ten he had the great opportunity to live in Europe where he became the person he is today. During this time he got the chance to work in several multinational companies in different countries. He has always been interested in Colombia and the possibility to learn more about the culture, the people and the country itself. ForestNation offers not only the means to mix his private life with his professional but it also offers him the option to work with something he really likes and believes in. Improving the environment is something we all need to consider and it's important we act NOW.
"The challenge for ForestNation as a company and Oscar as ambassador is to do as much possible to change the mentality of the people in South America. This region is very important for the global environment and we are going to succeed through our Tree kit, a product that we will introduce with the collaboration of national and international companies. Together we will be able to convince their clients about the importance of improving the environment."
Jame Wardell, Ambassador
James is an international photographer & documentary film maker based in Barcelona, Spain. After graduating in Geography (BSc) from the University of Durham he moved to join the global advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi. After several years in advertising he bought his first camera. Having covered several wars & a large natural disaster James joined forces with Forest Nation to increase his involvement in ecologically friendly activities.
David Gammond, Ambassador
David Gammond is a local man in the UK with 2 kids and a life long love affair with nature. Over the years he has developed his communication and sales skills and is now helping ForestNation to promote its campaign in the United Kingdom. When not developing new leads for ForestNation he can be found down at his allotment planting and tending to his home grown vegetables.
Tharien Pieterse, Ambassador
Tharien worked in the online advertising industry for 12 years and are taking time out to focus on her passions in life: travel and the great outdoors. She is travelling through South America currently, hoping to learn more about and contribute to nature conservation, community development and sustainable farming. She has fallen in love with the landscapes on her journey and shares them on our blog “Nature is imagination itself”.
With this contribution she aims to build awareness of the beauty that exists in our world and inspire people to love and help protect these fragile environments.
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Jiffy Products, Co-Founding Patron
Jiffy, the co-founding patron of the ForestNation, and a leading global manufacturer of quality forestry, horticultural, and home gardening products, helped to design and produce our Tree Kit.