Neil Osborne

For over a decade Neil’s photographic and visual media projects have been published by industry, government, and civil society collaborators. His visual communication and storytelling work focuses attention on humanity’s link to wildlife and natural habitats, with a particular interest in protected spaces and places that need protection, and the narratives unfolding in these lands and seascapes. In addition to his role at Evermaven, Neil is a Photographer-in-Residence with Canadian Geographic, a Nikon Ambassador, an Associate Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers, and a Fellow with The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS).

Steve Balaban

Steve is a seasoned art director with over 12 years of experience in graphic design, branding, art direction, web and digital design across a multitude of industries including the non-profit, pharmaceutical, technology, and entertainment sectors. He leverages his core experience in editorial design, having worked for such publications as Canadian Geographic, Reader’s Digest Canada, and Cottage Life to bring a refined editorial sensibility and audience-centric methodology to all of his work. His work has been recognized with awards from the National Magazine Awards Foundation and the Canadian Marketing Association.

Why Our Name?

“Ever” is a word rooted with emotion, time, and permanence — meanings which resonate with, and define, our mission. In reaching for our goals we aspire to pass knowledge on to others through the stories we tell and to nurture a community of collaborators who want to do the same. As a community we aspire to be the trusted experts — “mavens” — of change that shape our relationship with the living world.

Why Tree Rings?

Ancient trees are regarded as a source of knowledge and strength, providing a link between our world today, the natural one of the past, and we hope, the sustainable world of the future. A tree’s growth rings, much like our own fingerprints are a unique identifier, as well as a document of history. In them we see not only the life of a tree, but also that of the planet, our ancestors and our future.