Our Values & People
A team with vision and expertise can lead the way toward new opportunities.
We don’t just talk about what needs to be done; we actually do it. Everyone at Scout pushes themselves to drive change: to create it, model it, and inspire it at work, as a collective, and in our personal lives. We’re as invested in the changes we want to see as we are in the people we’re trying to reach.
Commitment to us means going above and beyond the status quo to drive change and help our clients reach, and exceed, their goals. This isn’t just a job for us; rather, it’s a way we live and share our values every day.
We’re fascinated by human behaviour and choices. We’re compelled by how change happens at the personal, community, and corporate levels. And we’re relentlessly curious about how we can best reach, and engage, diverse groups of people across the country.
Coming to work means expanding our minds and perspectives, finding surprise and delight in the work we do, and staying inspired to find previously undiscovered solutions.
The people here are leaders in their field, active members of the environmental community, and committed to finding better ways to improve the environment. As individuals, we’re bringing a wide range of skills, backgrounds, passions and commitments to work. But as a group, we excel by achieving ground-breaking change through teamwork and collaboration.
Scout is more than a group of individuals, and we strive to show that on a daily basis. We’re proud of the open, collaborative space we’ve cultivated, both internally and with our many external partners. We know that the best ideas are products of dialogue, sharing, discovery and debate.
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Ian Morton, Founder
Ian Morton is the founder and former CEO of Scout Environmental. Under his leadership, Scout doubled its revenue, increased resourcing, and expanded service delivery into new markets across Canada. Ian recently joined Molecular Science Corp (MSC): a business that applies advanced data analytics into cultivation, formulation, and safety knowledge for the cannabis industry in Canada as a Director and COO. As an entrepreneur, Ian has established and operated over a dozen private and not-for-profit corporations including Summerhill, Scout Environmental, Carbon Reduction Fund, 2326333 ON, Eco Generation Home Services, and the Clean Air Foundation. Ian is the Chairman of the Board of Ample Organics and is an advisor to Durham College’s Cannabis Industry Program.
Jennifer Gunn, President
Programs: Employee Engagement; Carbon Reduction; Waste Diversion; Textile Recycling
(416) 922.2448 ext. 231
Having worked on numerous social change programs with leading organizations in the health care, retail, and real estate industry, Jennifer Gunn brings diverse experience in stakeholder engagement and program management to her work at Scout. A keen learner and student of human psychology, she has developed subject matter expertise in organizational and consumer behaviour, as well as environmental and behaviour change marketing—most notably during the pursuit of her Masters in Applied Environmental Studies (MAES) in local economic development and her accompanying thesis on environmental marketing.
In her role at Scout, she has been proud to apply her analytical knowledge, relationship building capabilities, and creative talents to projects that inspire people and organizations to divert waste and reduce carbon, while still maintaining their competitive advantage.
Mike Driedger, Program Director
Programs: Air Health Check; Chemical Awareness Learning Module; Clean Wake; Environmental Health Awareness Learning Toolkit; Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Study; A Healthy Home (Environmental Health Guide); Mow Down Pollution; Shuttle Challenge; Smart Drive Challenge; Youth and Elders Gathering on Climate Change: Reconnecting with Mother Earth
(416) 922.2448 ext. 250
Mike has over 10 years of experience designing and delivering programs focused on a wide range of environmental and health-related issues. These engaging and impactful programs have run from small to large scale across municipal, provincial and national levels. Ranging from single-client to multi-stakeholder, these programs have included collaborations with government, private, non-profit, Indigenous, and academic organizations.
Mike has a BA in Environmental Studies with a Sociology stream, a graduate certificate in Environmental Management and Assessment, and has completed courses in Program Management, Community-Based Social Marketing, Conflict Resolution, and Managing People. Mike is an enthusiastic cyclist and active transportation proponent. He is married, lives in Toronto, and loves to explore the sights, sounds and tastes within his own city, as well as in destinations around the world.
Shelby Kerbel, Program Director
Programs: Radon Workplace Challenge; Radon Education Program; Detect to Protect; Tundra Take-Back; MARR Remote Stockpile Recovery; Aboriginal Energy Efficiency
(416) 922.2448 ext. 304
Shelby Kerbel is an experienced Program Director specializing in capacity development and public engagement. Since 2014, she has been responsible for designing and delivering a suite of programs focused on environmental health, waste diversion, and Indigenous capacity building. She currently provides high-level direction to the Radon Workplace Challenge, Radon Education Program, and Detect to Protect program.
Prior to taking on her role as Director of Environmental Health, Shelby was the Program Lead for the Tundra Take-Back program. During this time, she facilitated seven projects from coast-to-coast-to-coast, depolluting over 350 end-of-life vehicles, decommissioning over 900 white goods, and recovering over 3,000 gallons of hazardous liquid waste (used oils, lubricants, fuels and antifreeze), over 100 pounds of mixed refrigerant, over 18 kilograms of lead, and over 60 grams of mercury.
Shelby holds a BA in Media, Information and Technolculture from the University of Western Ontario and an advanced diploma in Sustainable Energy and Building Technology from Humber College. She has also received her designation as a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.). Outside of the office, Shelby spends her time exploring Ontario and begging to babysit people’s dogs.
Spencer Gordon, Digital Marketing Manager
Programs: A Healthy Home (Environmental Health Guide); Air Health Check; Detect to Protect; Mercury Roundup; Radon Workplace Challenge; Smart Drive Challenge; TJX Canada (Associate Engagement); Tundra Take-Back; Youth and Elders Gathering on Climate Change: Reconnecting with Mother Earth
(416) 922.2448 ext. 270
Spencer Gordon spearheads Scout’s communications and marketing activities and assists with business development. Previously, he worked as the senior writer for The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau, a manager for a leading SEO company, and a professor at Humber College, OCAD University, George Brown College, and the University of Toronto.
He is the author of two critically acclaimed books: the short story collection Cosmo (Coach House Books) and the poetry collection Cruise Missile Liberals (Nightwood Editions). He has published over 100 pieces in venues such as the National Post, Globe and Mail, and Toronto Star. He served as founder and senior editor of the literary magazine The Puritan for a decade. His artistic ventures have received support from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts, and he often serves as a judge for magazine, council, and university prizes. Spencer holds an MA in English Literature in the Field of Creative Writing from the University of Toronto and a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Ottawa. He is an avid recycler, composter, dog-walker, minimalizer, wrestling mark, dungeon master, and vegan animal-lover.
Rob Lines, Program Manager
Programs: Air Health Check; A Healthy Home (Environmental Health Guide); Tundra Take-Back; Switch Out
(416) 922.2448 ext. 234
Rob Lines joined Scout Environmental in 2016 and has developed and delivered an array of training and engagement programs with a focus on outdoor air quality, end-of-life vehicle and appliance recycling, and mercury collection. Whether it’s behind the desk or in the field, Rob’s work has taken him across Canada, speaking at industry conferences, facilitating training in Northern remote communities, and delivering 100+ face-to-face engagement campaigns with Canadians.
Prior to Scout, Rob developed his skills as Production Manager, overseeing multiple digital and print brands and their accompanying global events. Outside of the office, Rob spends his time hiking the Bruce Trail and is an avid film enthusiast.
Lani Warsh, Program Manager
Programs: Tundra Take-Back
(416) 922.2448 ext. 235
As one of Scout’s newest team members, Lani Warsh is very excited to be leading Tundra Take-Back — Scout’s ongoing practical skills development program that empowers local communities to clean up their metal dumps to keep toxic pollutants out of the environment. Before joining Scout, Lani lived overseas, working on community development and capacity-building projects in the Global South. She is now combining her extensive experience overseas with her passion for Canada’s North by leading depollution initiatives with remote Indigenous communities across the country. She lives with her partner in Thornbury, where she enjoys Ontario’s unbelievably beautiful farm country.