BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PAIGE DAMPIER

Chair

Paige Dampier is a farmer and vendor at the Langley Farmers’ Market.  She and her husband, Chris, run a family farming business called Close to Home Organics.  Their business plan includes selling at two farmers markets as well as running a CSA program. They are fortunate to be shareholders and farmers at Glen Valley Organic Farm, a co-operatively owned farm in the Fraser Valley.

TERRY LUCK

CPA, CGA – Treasurer

Terry has spent the last 15 years working in financial management in the international agriculture industry. He received his Certified General Accountant designation in 1999. His education and experience has given him a thorough understanding of strategic planning, cost management, financial accounting and organizational leadership. Terry has lived in the Langley area for the past 8 years and is excited for the opportunity to join the Langley Community Farmers Market team who are so dedicated to improving their community.

AVA REEVE

Secretary

Ava Reeve is the agriculture program coordinator at Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), where she manages projects for agricultural stewardship and food education: running a community gleaning project, offering school and public workshops on growing food, promoting good land and manure management, and coordinating local community gardens. Ava studied sustainable community development in UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems and strives to promote farming and food security in Langley.


MARLYN GRAZIANO

Director

Marlyn Graziano is Vice President, External Relations at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, which is the proud host venue of the Langley Community Farmers Market.  Marlyn’s portfolio at KPU includes community engagement, and she is very excited to be part of the LCFM board and to be working with an organization that has community engagement and connection at the heart of everything it does.  She is looking forward to working with her fellow directors to enhance and grow the market and to increase its visibility in and impact on the Langley community.

LISA BOUGHEN

Director

Lisa has lived in Langley for the last 9 years and has worked at Vancity Savings Credit Union for 6 and a half years. She is currently a student at KPU in the NGO and Nonprofit Studies program. Lisa has been married for 13 years to Chris, a graduate of KPU’s Horticulture Technology diploma program. Lisa and Chris live in Aldergrove where they enjoy tending to a small kitchen garden in the Summer and have plans to build a small greenhouse for year-round gardening. Lisa got involved with the Langley Community Farmers’ Market when she started working for Vancity and has been a member, consumer and advocate of the Market ever since. She is excited to join the board and learn more about the behind the scenes happenings of the Market. Lisa hopes that her education and skills will add value to the board and help continue to support the Market’s mission and strategic planning.

KENDALL BALLANTINE

Director

In 2015, after falling for a farm boy, 31-year-old Kendall Ballantine traded her power suits for gum boots, and Central Park Farms was born. Located in beautiful south Langley, they have a goal of helping their community make ethical and sustainable food choices. Specializing in non-GMO fed pasture raised chicken, pasture raised pork, grass fed beef, and farm fresh eggs from pasture raised hens, it’s all about making sure the animals are raised in a positive environment. Believing in transparency over certifications, they open the farm doors and let consumers see exactly where their food comes from, how it’s raised, and who the farmers are behind it all. Prior to becoming a farmer, Kendall focused her education on Business & Marketing through BCIT. This led to her becoming a successful blogger, guest co-host on 99.3 The Fox radio station, and allowed her to work with top brands through their social media campaigns.


MARCELA FERREIRA

Director

With a background in Economics and Permaculture, Marcela has joined the Board in the beginning of 2016. A believer in the local economy, sustainability, and gardening for own consumption, she also likes to play with graphics and design. Marcela has previously volunteered with Elizabeth Fry Society, Evergreen, and Metro Vancouver and is enthusiastic about being part of the Langley Community Farmers’ Market board.


PAST DIRECTORS

JOANNE WILKINSON

Former Director

Joanne Frances – Wilkinson has been a lover of fresh local food and beautiful flowers since childhood. With a personal background in floristry, food and design and a family background in farming, her passions came full circle in 2008 when she created Culinary Blossom, a food and flower company. (culinaryblossom.com) Joanne grows edible flowers and produces a unique line of gourmet foods and specialty teas. She is passionate about supporting and bringing local food and fare to the table. Joanne joined the board in 2010 and is delighted to be a part of the team that makes eating local a weekly event at the Langley Community Farmers Market.

RICARDO SAENZ-SALDAÑA

Former Director

We thank Ricardo for all the work he has spearheaded and for being a great liaison between Vancity and the Langley Community Farmers’ Market.

JOANNE SAUNDERS

Former Director

Joanne Saunders grew up on a vegetable farm and worked in the food industry for more than 20 years. Her educational background is in nutrition and food marketing and this compliments her ongoing passion for healthy eating and healthy lifestyles. She worked at the BC vegetable marketing board as well as the BC turkey marketing board, promoting local farmers and local food products. She has also worked in the bakery and confectionery industries. Joanne spent many years developing new food and beverage products, from conception to recipe development, packaging, marketing and sales. She was interviewed by Oprah’s producer about a blueberry juice that she helped develop, promote and sell in the US market. Currently, Joanne is Executive Director, Marketing and Recruitment at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). She is thrilled to be a part of the LCFM, working to promote local products in a growing community at the local University.