• About NATS

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Meet Our Staff


Walt Pinder, 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.
Haley Argen - Plug and Liner Sales Haley joined the NATS team in 2006.  She came with a Diploma in Horticulture with honours from the University of Guelph, nine years of experience growing plants at a nursery and production greenhouse in Whitehorse, Yukon, a solid knowledge of cold-hardy species, and a passion for native plants. Haley currently sits on the Horticulture Committee of the Invasive Species Council of B.C. Her keen interest and involvement in the fields of reclamation and remediation, along with her knowledge of appropriate uses for native species in various habitats and regions, make her an invaluable team member, sales specialist and custom grow contract administrator.
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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