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Our Team

Meet our Board

Doris Bruce- Chair

Doris Bruce

Chair

Doris is a retired Registered Nurse with over 40 years working in Community Health and as a Consultant. Doris has knowledge and experience in leadership, conflict resolution and program development.  She is passionate about the work The Farm does to address food insecurity in our community and the programs and volunteering opportunities offered which help reduce social isolation in seniors. When she is not volunteering on the Flower Power team at The Farm, Doris enjoys hiking, biking, and travel.

Bob is a retired CPA, CMA, who has acted as our treasurer since 2016 after retiring from a career as a local insurance executive and licensed insurance broker. If you don’t find Bob at the farm, you’re sure to find him on one of the local golf courses.

Bob King- Treasurer

Bob King

Treasurer

Shauna Shortt

Director

Bio Coming Soon

Kyla Hochfilzer

Director

Kyla is a graduate of the Kwantlen Richmond Farm School program and is passionate about sustainable food and agriculture. She also brings over a decade of marketing experience in the organic food and tourism industries. Kyla is currently the Acting Senior Director of Global Marketing at Destination Canada.

Kyla Hochfilzer - Member at Large
Sheilagh Pace - Secretary

Sheilagh Pace

Director

Sheilagh is a retired Elementary School Principal with the Burnaby School District. She is on the Sharing Farm Board because she wants to support the work of the farm to address food insecurity in the Richmond Community and to support and promote the educational and volunteer programs on the farm.

Sheilagh is also an avid long-distance hiker, a beginner pickleball player, and she loves to read. 

Nureen Nagra

Secretary

Bio Coming Soon

Traci Corr - Member at Large

Traci Corr

Director

Bio Coming Soon

Debbie Yan

Director

Debbie was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and is currently a VP of Finance for a global GPS tracking software company. Prior to joining The Sharing Farm,  Debbie also held the position of treasurer for another non-profit affiliated with SFU that focused on awareness of DEI issues.

As well as being an accountant,  Debbie is involved with CPA BC as a mentor to upcoming students in the program.  In her spare time, she is a huge foodie and loves to do food-based projects with her husband.  She is so excited to be part of the Board and hopes that she can help to bring awareness of the values of the Sharing Farm to the larger community as a member.

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Meet our Staff

Leslie Williams   Executive Director

Leslie is an immigrant settler of Scottish and Irish ancestry, who grew up in coastal Georgia in the traditional territories of the Yamacraw people, and now lives on the unceded traditional territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

 

She has worked in many different roles, from teaching to activism to non-profit organizations. Her upbringing in the Deep South led her to write an award-winning novel exploring the history of lynching and its aftermath. She has for decades been an enthusiastic grower of food and avid beekeeper and advocate for native pollinators, as seen in her earlier roles as Apiary Manager at Hives for Humanity, and as a founding board member of the BC Native Bee Society. She’s deeply committed to food security and habitat protection, for both humans and non-humans.

Nikolai Neun-Hornick   Farm Manager

Nikolai grew up in Vancouver on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh nations. He discovered his love of food exploring cuisines on Commercial Drive at a young age and feels grateful to now be part of food production. He comes to the Sharing Farm with a varied background that includes cooking, carpentry and a degree in History. He is a graduate of the UBC Sustainable Farming Practicum and co-conspirator of Good Times Growers, a small scale mixed veggie farm in Burnaby. 

 

Entering his second season with the Sharing Farm, Nikolai is most excited about his new list of veggie varieties, seeing a new crew of farmers assemble and being humbled by the amount of farming lessons to learn. He is also looking forward to working with others to provide access to climate-and-farm-worker sustainable, high quality produce in the city. 

 

Off the farm, Nikolai can be found searching Vancouver for the best tacos, spending time in the mountains and playing indoor soccer as many nights of the week as possible.

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Jenna West   Program Coordinator

Photo and Bio Coming Soon

Sarah Drewery   Garlic Fest Director

Sarah has been working at the Sharing Farm since 2016 and has organized four Garlic Fests in that time. Originally from England, she has worked in non-profit organizations in BC since 2009.

 

Although she should say that her favourite vegetable is garlic (and it is definitely up there), she has a possibly unhealthy obsession with delicata squash and can easily be manipulated into taking on mundane or unpleasant tasks with the promise of a baked squash at the end of it—especially if it's baked in the Sharing Farm cobb oven.

 

In her spare time, she loves mountains, especially hiking and climbing.

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