About Us

Who We Are / Board of Directors


Stephanie Jackman, Founder & Board Chair
REAP was started by Stephanie Jackman in 2006. A marketer by trade, Stephanie had a deep desire to tell the stories of Calgary's most progressive organizations in order to create demand for better ways of doing business. "By sharing these stories with other businesses, REAP illuminates the way forward, making the journey toward sustainability easier and faster", says Stephanie. She firmly believes that when we vote with our dollars for the kind of world we want, we can alter the status quo.

Lisa Shelley, Treasurer
Lisa has always been passionate about health and wellness and environmental sustainability. It was this passion that attracted her to Neal’s Yard Remedies, a UK based manufacturer and retailer of natural and organic health and beauty products. Lisa considers it extremely important that we think about the impact we are making on the earth and hopes that elevating awareness about the quality of natural and organic products will change our purchasing decisions in favour of more sustainable products.

Bill Smith 
Bill Smith has advised dozens of growing businesses and their owners on strategy and implementation. As well, he has always been involved in not for profit organizations, including as a founding director of REAP. Bill is thankful to REAP for providing a stimulating environment for him to explore new paths while helping local, sustainable businesses achieve their objectives.

Evelyne Nyairo 
Evelyne is the founder of Ellie Bianca, a skincare company founded on empowering women. Inspired by her daughter, Eliana, her rich heritage, and her passion for the environment, natural beauty and healthy living, Evelyne set out to help create a world where every woman has the opportunity to embrace and own her strength and beauty inside and out.