Trees and Mountains

Board of Advisors

Melissa Cowell
Director of National Youth Council
Project Green Schools
Neil Rhein
Founder & Executive Director
Keep Massachusetts Beautiful
Logan Donahoo
Program Manager
Arbor Day Foundation
Mike Smalligan
Forest Stewardship Coordinator
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Meet the Team

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Lizzy Elsner

Co-Founder, Executive Director

A sophomore at University of Vermont, Lizzy co-founded Tree-Plenish in order to encourage youth to advocate for sustainability in their local communities.

Sethu Odayappan

Co-Founder, Executive Director

A sophomore at Harvard College, Sethu is excited to leverage the power and passion of students to create meaningful environmental change.

Forest Trees


Matt Katz
Director of Operations
Shreya Patel
Data Analytics Lead
Tina Vanslette
Business Operations Lead
Maddie Groothuis
Business Operations Lead
Michelle Goddard
Business Operations Lead
Cat Demassi
Business Operations Lead


Caroline Sprenkle
Director of Marketing
Keerthana Sundar
Digital Content Lead
Alex MacDonald
Digital Communications Lead
Riley Damore
Digital Design Lead
Phoebe Chandler
Digital Design Lead
Tropical Leaves


Yasmina Zaarour
Siddharth Bellad
Sarah Choi
Sarayu Manikandan
Ronik Grewal
Joanna Mullen
MariCait Gillespie
Alex Greer
Martina Maximovich
Daniel Sweeney
Bronwyn Pearson
Nicole Wolff

A community effort to increase sustainability.