The Wilton Consulting Group is focused on facilitating sustainability and innovation in agri-food and rural systems through a change management approach. We focus all our work around three important foundations:
Big Picture Thinking
We see the 'art of the possible' in every situation. The world needs bold thinking and creative problem-solving based on 'what could be' rather than 'what we've always done before'.
Building Trusted Relationships
People and trust-based relationships are the key to solving and implementing solutions. We put people and community at the forefront of all our projects and work with our clients to form lasting relationships that work for the long and short term.
Tackling 'Wicked Problems'
Complexity is the driving force behind the pressing issues facing society today. We use our systems thinking and our deep research and analytical skills to build long term solutions.
Bronwynne Wilton, PhD
Principal and Lead Consultant
Bronwynne brings a creative energy to solving complex problems and draws upon her experience in interdisciplinary research by taking a systems thinking approach to developing solutions to meet client needs. Read more
Megan Racey, PhD
Megan is passionate about knowledge transfer in nutrition and innovations in public health and the food-consumer interface. She is interested in bridging consumers, industry, and academia to create unique collaborations and a shared understanding in order to improve and optimize human health. Read more
Krista Kapitan, BSc. ENV
Krista is enthusiastic about addressing environmental sustainability issues in the agri-food sector. She completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph, with a major in environmental economics and policy. Read more
Madeleine Chauvin, B.A.
Madeleine has recently completed her undergraduate degree in International Development, emphasizing in environment and development at the University of Guelph. Madeleine has planned and coordinated numerous events for students through her involvement with the University’s Centre for International Programs as well as the Sustainability Office. Read more
Sean Simpson, MSc
Sean is excited for the opportunity to be involved in improving environmental sustainability and on-farm practices in the agri-food system. He completed his MSc in Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph, with research focused on climate change mitigation and advancements of biofertilizers in biomass crops. Read more
Our Talent Team
Wilton Consulting Group is proud to work with a network of talented freelancers on a project by project basis. These relationships and extensions of our team help us tackle ‘wicked problems’ with an increased interdisciplinary focus, allowing us to provide valuable results and impact for our clients.
Dave has worked in the agricultural public policy arena since 1989 when he joined the Policy Research Group of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA). Over the years, Dave has worked on a number of files relevant to the AMI project. These include involvement in the design and implementation of Ontario’s Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) Program, serving as the OFA lead during the Walkerton crisis, and representing the OFA when negotiating issues relating to both nutrient management and source water protection. Dave has been heavily involved with Wilton Consulting Group on projects related to environmental assessment tools, sustainability, and agricultural action plans.
Dr. Erin Pratley
Erin has more than ten years of practical and academic experience in qualitative and mixed-methods research, evaluation design, and implementation. She specializes in program and policy review, project management, community engagement, and knowledge mobilization. Erin has a passion for working with farmers and other stakeholders in the food system, having worked on projects that address farmer access to markets, household food security, food literacy, and individual and community health and wellbeing. Her PhD research evaluated farmers participating in alternative food networks in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Mark Andrachuk
Mark’s work focuses on issues related to the human dimensions of environmental change and natural resource conservation. He is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa where his current research is investigating the use of smartphone apps for monitoring environmental change and conservation. Mark has skills in participatory research, social network analysis, research synthesis, and communication for varied audiences. He is also interested in knowledge mobilization as a means to bridge scientific knowledge for application in policy and practice.
Our extended network of collaborators can be viewed here.
We’d be remiss if we did not mention our resident office dog, Luna.
You may be lucky enough to visit us on one of her ‘office days’.
Chief Barketing Officer
Luna brings her spunky energy to everything that she does. As Chief Barketing Officer, she enjoys giving each guest a warm welcome. She is most passionate about playing with her toys and shredding paper. Luna is proud of her work, you can often find her showing off her toys throughout the office.