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 Coordinator

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.

MANJINDER KAUR SAINI

Admin and Finance Lead

Manjinder looks after the administration and finance work at KFPC. She has a Master’s of Commerce from India and holds a post-baccalaureate diploma in International Business from Thompson Rivers University. She is central to our organizational financial management. Since moving to Kamloops in 2019, Manjinder has loved exploring the lush and mountainous lands of BC. She has found joy in being part of a team working to create a more equitable food system for all.

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.

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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