• 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.
Jennifer - Starter Plant Sales Manager Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, for which she completed a thesis study on Restoration of Native Camassia quamash in Garry Oak Meadows: A look at the effects of herbivory and competition. She has been on staff at NATS Nursery since 2016, spending 2.5 years as Inventory Manager and sales assistant. In this position, she worked closely with the sales, growing, and shipping staff to ensure the plant inventory was tracked appropriately, and the quality of plants met specifications for shipping. Jennifer has a large working knowledge of native plants, their habitats and applications, and is always learning more about native plant species. She has spent time in the field doing research on plants and plant communities, participating in restoration planting, and invasive species removal. Jennifer is pleased to assist with selecting the right plants for your application!
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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