Board and Staff Member Category: HEBC Board

Robert Cable Baker

Cable is the Chair of the HEBC board and has served the HortEducationBC board since the early beginnings of HEBC, having had various roles and responsibilities during that time. Cable is the owner of RCB Garden Service and Down to Earth Landscapes, which focus on residential landscape maintenance and installation. In his 25 years in... Read more »

Laura Principe

Laura joined HortEducationBC as the Apprentice Representative in 2015; following her apprenticeship, she has continued to serve the HEBC Board and is currently the Vice Chair. Laura has extensive education and on-the-job experience in Soil Science and Landscape Horticulture. Laura’s academic accomplishments include a Master of Science (Soil Science) and a Bachelor of Science (Plant... Read more »

Egan Davis

Egan Davis has a lifelong passion for horticulture. Currently, he is the Parks Operations Manager for the City of Richmond. As a horticulture instructor, Egan has taught the Horticulture Education Program at UBC Botanical Garden, in the UBC Urban Forestry Program and through VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Adult Education Program. As a horticulture practitioner, Egan has... Read more »

Patrick Perry

Pat has more than 4o years of experience in the Arboriculture and Green industries, including as an instructor and speaker. Pat is the Vice President of Safety & Employee Development for Davey Tree Expert Company. He joined Davey Tree in 1986 and held various field and management positions relating to leadership, policy development, quality assurance,... Read more »

Bruce McTavish

Bruce has been in the industry for over 35 years. He is the past Canadian Industry Chair for the North American Plant Protection Organization, past director of the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, past president of the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association. He is also the retired Chair of the School of Horticulture and retired instructor... Read more »

Janis Matson

Janis Matson has been in the horticulture industry for over 30 years. Her Experience includes retail nursery, landscape design & installation, and arboriculture. She has owned and operated Shoreline Landscape Design in Burnaby for over 25 years. Janis is a Red Seal certified Landscape Horticulturist and an award-winning landscape designer and landscape contractor. For the... Read more »

Heike Stippler

Heike Stippler operates a landscape business in Whistler, B.C., offering all aspects of landscaping. Heike Designs Inc. provides design, installation and maintenance, along with consulting and project management services. Experience and passion paired with education and certification are the basis for all her professional work. Heike is a Red Seal certified Landscape Horticulturist with a... Read more »

Martin Evans

Martin is the CEO of Vancouver Island Tree Service and CEO of West Coast Wood Chippers, a skilled arborist who has been in the profession for over 25 years. Martin ran his own company for 15 years in the UK and studied at Warwickshire College of Agriculture 1991-1993, receiving a diploma in woodland and estate... Read more »

Jeff Narayan

Jeff is the student representative board member for HortEducationBC. He is a third-year Landscape horticulture apprentice working for the Vancouver Parks Board. Jeff’s horticulture background began with production horticulture. He obtained his Greenhouse & Nursery Production diploma from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He has worked in a variety of fields, including pest management, tree service, residential... Read more »