Behind the forest

We're a unique mix of foresters, technology experts, and creative communicators. We're brought together by a shared commitment to help solve climate change and leave behind a living planet for the next generation.


Our leaders are experts and veterans from a diversity of fields.

Yishan Wong

Founder and CEO

Engineer and climate activist. Specializes in rapid growth tech impact. Ex-engineer at PayPal, Facebook. Ex-CEO of Reddit.

Ethan Cary

VP of Product Development

Leads construction and deployment of on-site forest tech. Ex-engineer at Matterport, PayPal, eBay.

Yee Lee

VP of Growth

Engineer and product designer. Ex-Facebook, Google, TaskRabbit, Skype, and PayPal. Loves trees.

Damien Kuhn

VP of Forestry Partnerships & Development

Working for a better world for both nature and human beings. Former UN forest/climate expert and COO of Kinomé.

Jonathan Kim

VP of Climate Impact

Helps people achieve their climate goals. Tech entrepreneur, storyteller, and Hawaiʻi kamaʻāina.

Margaret Morales

VP of Communications and Marketing

Writer, reader, learner, maker. Working to inspire a positive climate future.

Aubrey Vella

Head of People

Focused on attracting, growing, and retaining amazing talent. Building and scaling a great working environment so employees can do their best work.

Ricky Fong

General Counsel

Manages legal risks as we build and scale. Aligns legal and business strategic objectives. Ex-fintech lawyer, startup builder, and investor.

Huey Lin

Special Projects

Gap filler, executive liaison, and ad hoc Swiss army knife, always ensuring we can tackle our toughest problems. Ex-PayPal, Affirm, and Flexport.

Johannes Seidel

Head of Forestry

Plants resilient and beautiful forests that cool the planet and feed its communities. Planet Earth lover.

Marian Chau

Head of Seed Banking

Seed banker, ecologist, and biodiversity protector. Founder/Co-Chair of IUCN Seed Conservation Specialist Group. Ph.D. in Botany. He haumana mau loa o ka ʻāina.

Sophie Beaurpere-Wood

Head of Talent

Makes candidate and employee connections across the board. Finds the right people and keeps them engaged and happy through their careers.

Shobha Maharaj

Science Director

Translates critical, nuanced scientific knowledge and makes it available to people and organizations working to effect positive change. Focused on evaluating climate impacts on forest biodiversity across the globe and developing applicable solutions.

Prem Lalvani

Chief Financial Officer

Focused on carbonomics, the economics of scaling forests, and the future of finance. Ex-equity analyst and investment banker at Advest, William Blair, and SFG.

Jeff Wright

Senior Forester

Leads development of financially successful, sustainably managed planted forests. DPhil in tropical forestry. Has worked in over 50 countries.

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