Our Team

We are proud of our collaborative leadership model with strong leadership direction from the Board of Directors. Our most recent strategic plan guides our work and clearly defines organizational structure and roles.

Our strength has always been in our ability to bring people together, so this model mirrors the flexible and nimble structure of our network. It helps to create shared knowledge, diversity, and increased resiliency.

BONNIE KLOHN

Food Policy Lead

Bonnie works to interweave food policy with our food programs to create systemic change. She also facilitates financial planning. Bonnie’s super power is the ability to bring clarity to intensely complex situations.

LINDSAY HARRIS

Food Policy Implementation Lead

Lindsay is excited about growing our local food economy in a just and equitable way. She has a background in participatory research and community economic development, and facilitates collaboration with KFPC’s partners to grow the agriculture sector in our region.

MARIANA GUERRA

Gleaning Abundance Coordinator

Mariana hails from Mexico and has a wealth of experience working with volunteers on various projects in Canada, Mexico, Peru, and China. She is a long-time advocate of social justice and keen to get behind the cause of food security. 2020 is Mariana’s second season with the Gleaning Abundance Program and she has the added task of ensuring our harvests comply with Covid 19 social distancing and sanitation requirements Her organizational and leadership super powers are much appreciated by GAP!

KENT FAWCETT

Food Hub Manager

Kent is a highly skilled food entrepreneur and founder of Local Pulse. He has a background in Biochemistry and worked as a Research Technologist at STEMCELL Technologies. Kent is passionate about food and is excited by the opportunity to work with prospective food entrepreneurs to turn their dream products into a “made in Kamloops” reality.

Saeideh Hejazi

Admin and Finance Lead

Saeideh manages the administration and finance work at KFPC. She holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Tehran in Iran and a post-graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems from Fanshawe College in Ontario. Saeideh is central to our organizational financial management. With an extensive volunteer background, Saeideh truly enjoys working with people who care about their local community.

Ali MacBoudreau

Kitchen Coordinator

Ali helps manage the kitchen at our food hub, The Stir. She is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and founder of Honest Elixirs, a food processing business based in Kamloops. Outside of The Stir, you’ll find her most Saturdays as a vendor at the Kamloops Regional Farmer’s Market. Ali is passionate about local and nutritious food and loves getting the opportunity to connect with the creative and hard working people who produce it.

CAITLIN QUIST

Farm Community Organizer

Caitlin is passionate about regenerative agriculture and the right to safe and healthy food for all. She enjoys learning the many stories of our food, from seed to plate. Caitlin has a background in research and market farming. She works at the Butler Urban Farm connecting agriculture to the urban community.

KEVIN PANKEWICH

Farm Manager

Kevin was our first ever KFPC Butler Urban Farm Manager and has returned to that position. The growing farm aligns with Kevin’s passion to expand the commons. Butler Urban Farm has been able to make a sizable contribution to help ease the food insecurity in the community. Kevin is highly passionate about permaculture and social justice, and throughout his time working with us he has pledged, “if anyone comes to the Butler Urban Farm looking for food, they won’t go away empty-handed”. We intend to keep that pledge going forward.

CHRIS TORRES

Parklet Project Manager

Chris is our honorary Butler Urban Farm Manager and has returned as our Parklet Project Manager. He will be overseeing the construction and implementation of an urban agriculture parklet and outdoor community gathering space at our food hub, The Stir. We are excited to have Chris back with us in such an exciting capacity!

Board Members

Jesse Ritcey

 Kamloops Naturalist Club

Simone Jennings

Interior Health

Emily Pletsch

Nicole Bruce

Venture Kamloops

Krista Macaulay

Catharine Bowen

Gardengate, Open Door Group

Cynthia Travers

Laura Kalina
Honorary Director & Founding Member

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