Mark Cullen (Honorary Patron)

Honarary Patron

President, Mark’s Choice Ltd. – Horticultural Communications and Marketing.

Spokesperson for Premiertech Home and Garden: [CIL Iron Plus]

Order of Canada.

July 1, 2016 Mark was awarded Member, Order of Canada ‘For his contributions to promoting and developing horticulture education in Canada and for his ability to explain how Canadians can protect the environment.’


Mark is spokesperson for S.H.A.R.E. Agricultural Foundation

Spokesperson for Canada Blooms Flower and Garden Festival

Founding Chair, Highway of Heroes Living Tribute (Goal: to plant 117,000 trees on the Highway of Heroes, 401 CFB Trenton to Keele St., Toronto, to honour Canada’s fallen in war since WWI).

Volunteer Judge – United Way of Toronto, Social Enterprise Fund and member of the United Way Speakers Circle


Marks’ reaches over two million Canadians every week through various media outlets with a message that is distinctly Canadian. He has a familiar style that people relate to. He delivers a message that is compelling, fun, informative, inspirational – all based on his sustainable approach to gardening.

Newspaper Toronto Star, Saturdays.

Mark writes a ‘gardening feature’ column for the Toronto Star. Look for his articles/question & answers/weekly tips in the New Homes and Condos section every Saturday.

Syndicated newspaper column

Mark’s weekly garden/environment column appears in more than 30 newspapers in 6 provinces.


You can catch ‘The Green File’ on Canadas’ largest AM radio station 680 News in Toronto, 570 News, Kitchener, 1310 News, Ottawa, 660 News Calgary, 1130 News Vancouver and CJAD Montreal. The Green File airs every Thurs., Fri., and Sat. 3 times per day.

Best Selling Author

Over 500,000 books in print in Canada

Mark has written over 20 books, including his most recent The New Canadian Garden. Published by Dundurn Press, Toronto.


Mark is gardening editor for the Harrowsmith Canadian Almanac, Harrowsmith Garden Digest, and is garden-editor of Active Life Magazine and Reno and Décor Magazine.

Mark also is feature garden writer for Home at Home magazine [400,000 circulation]


Mark has the deepest website in Canada for gardening information with gardening questions answered. He publishes a free monthly newsletter, now with subscriptions over 20,000.

Casey Willemse

Project manager

I want to see S.H.A.R.E. grow and continue to do great work.

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John Moore

John Moore

Project manager

I have been involved since 2019 and accompanied a monitoring trip to Guatemala in 2020.

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Carl Fletcher

Project manager

As a 40+ year donor I’ve supported S.H.A.R.E.'s practical and effective projects that help people help themselves.

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Jean Howden


I have spent my career working in agriculture organizations in Ontario.

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Gord Armstrong


During a monitoring trip to Brazil, I saw first-hand a project which had been funded 13 years earlier that was still benefitting from the pass-on-principle.

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Joe Gray

Joe Gray

Donor Relations Officer

I was involved in the very first project that sent 38 Holstein purebred heifers and 3 bulls to Mossoro, Brazil.

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Ben Tasson

Ben Tasson


My experience includes the audit of various large non-profit organizations.

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Judy Dunstan

Project Database Manager

I have been involved with S.H.A.R.E. for many years.

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Samantha Fancher

Communications Officer and Blog Writer

I have a diverse background in Animal Science

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Trudy Blackburn

Donor Relations Team Member

Trudy provides administrative assistance to donor relations team.

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Peter Armstrong

Donor and Sponsorship Relations

Peter Armstrong Donor Relations and Sponsorship Committee

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Amina Asfour

Grants Officer

Amina joins the team as a grants Officer, responsible for finding funding to support the work S.H.A.R.E. does.

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Ada Semenova

Communications Assistant

Ada is joining S.H.A.R.E. as a member of the communications team

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Stephen Okulaja

Media Specialist

Stephen is a Media Specialist

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Asmita Chattopadhyay

Communications Social Media Specialist

Asmita joins S.H.A.R.E. as a social media specialist.

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Joel Porter

Executive Director

Joel joins S.H.A.R.E. with an excellent background in the charitable sector.

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Annabelle Wenjia Xu

Communications Assistant

Annabelle re-joins the S.H.A.R.E. Communications Team

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John Webster

Finance Committee Member

John is a former President of S.H.A.R.E.

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