• About NATS

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Meet Our Staff


Walt Pinder, GRP - LiveRoof Sales Walt works in conjunction with architects, installers, and our team of growers at NATS Nursery to turn your vision into a beautiful reality. Whether it's sedums, bulbs, grasses or perennials, the diversity is limitless. Walt will coordinate the custom growing of your LiveRoof, the delivery and installation of your modules, and plan for the ongoing maintenance. Have you considered a LiveRoof for your house, garage or next development? Contact Walt and start your green roof today.
Shailesh Patel - Grower/ Integrated Pest Management Our intrepid IMP Manager is adept at handling all manner of nursery pests with minimum chemical controls. Shailesh earned a BSc. in Agriculture, specializing in horticulture and plant pathology, and his skill at managing the greenhouses has enabled NATS to produce superior products. Shailesh enjoys working with the plants everyday.
Rod Nataros - Principal (Email Rod) Rod founded NATS in 1988 and has carefully assembled a top-notch employee team. He is committed to improving the world in which we live through the use of native plants to restore habitat corridors.  NATS' mandate is to work towards sustainability in our daily operations.
Michael Campbell - Container and Permaloc Sales Michael joined the NATS team in 2007 and brought with him his passion for native plants and edible landscaping. He has a B.A. in Archaeology from SFU and an honors Diploma in Business from BCIT and has previously managed Garden Works Ocean Park, West Coast Seeds and was the gardener and volunteer coordinator for a small heritage garden for the Historic Stewart Farm in Surrey.  Michael works with landscape architects, installers and designers along with various community groups and municipalities to provide them with plants and advice for all their native plant needs – small and large projects alike.  Working with a top notch team of growers and shipping staff enables Michael to provide you  quick, dependable service and high-quality native plants for your project needs.
Vanessa - Starter Plant Sales Introducing Vanessa Isnardy, BSc, B.I.T. as our new Starter Plant Sales Specialist. Vanessa started work November 2017 and is learning her new role at NATS with the help of Haley Argen and the rest of the staff. Vanessa comes to NATS from a career in sales and management in electrical wholesale and is a recent graduate of BCIT's Bachelor of Science in Ecological Restoration. She also has experience working on restoration projects and public outreach.
Ron Jacobson - Business Development Manager Ron joined NATS in the spring of 2014 after spending the previous 10 years as Marketing Manager for Pelton Reforestation and PRT Growing Services Ltd., the largest grower of container seedlings for reforestation in North America.  With over 30 years of marketing, sales and new business development experience, Ron is helping NATS grow it's business for both native plants and NATS LiveRoof.


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