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Forestry Director

Ava Hartman graduated from the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University with a BA in Environmental Sustainability and Biology in 2023. She serves as the McKinney Climate Fellow Project and Outreach Coordinator for the Environmental Resilience Institute where she assists with partner outreach and student recruitment. She now serves as the Forestry Director for CanopyBloomington, where she organizes tree plantings for the fall and spring and leads the Youth Tree Tender program in the summer.


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Interim Administrative Director

Julie Roberts believes Nature is the ultimate tech genius and that we are lost as a species unless we harness the Power of Trees. She sees a peoples’ movement of Suburban & Urban Victory Forests to cool our cities and homes, channel and harness our massive rainfalls, and surround ourselves with the beauty of Nature that everyone deserves. 


Julie served 16 years on the Utilities Service Board overseeing Bloomington’s stormwater, drinking water and sewer systems. She had a brief career in advertising followed by 20 years as an educator and 10 years running the Ivy Tech Waldron art galleries.

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