Krystle in one of the co-founders of the Squamish Food Policy Council. She began working on food initiatives with the Squamish CAN (Climate Action Network) in 2010, which included establishing the Squamish Food Charter, the development of the CAN Grow Community Gardens and Mamquam Edible School Yard (MESY). Krystle also works at Quest University Canada as the Manager of Residence and Life and is a Director with Squamish CAN. When not at work or volunteering, Krystle enjoys exploring the backcountry by means of split boarding, rock climbing, and mountain biking with her husband, Scott. Krystle also enjoys edible gardening, relaxing with her cats, people connecting, travelling, and reading historical non-fiction.
Constance joined the Squamish Food Policy Council as co-chair in February 2019. She has been engaged with food and sustainability initiatives since 2009, building a vegetable garden at her high school, starting an Environmental Club and garden at University, ecological farming, and volunteering with, then managing, the North Saanich Farmers Market. In spring of 2019 she began managing Mamquam Edible Schoolyard (MESY) where she gardens with the students every week. Constance is continually inspired by the vibrant community drawn together by food and agriculture initiatives, and all the opportunities it provides for learning, collaboration, and enjoying time spent with others over a good meal. She loves spending time on her families farm on Vancouver Island, hiking with her dog Salal, and exploring places by bicycle with her partner Cameron, always on the lookout for urban agriculture, rooftop gardens, markets and food sustainable food initiatives.
Gaby joined the Squamish Food Council team in 2020, where she is leading the development of the Local Food Procurement Pledge and Policy and is supporting ongoing food systems projects in the Sea to Sky Corridor. Gaby is passionate about creating sustainable communities and believes that creating a thriving local food system is one of the most important and rewarding actions we can take. Gaby holds a Master of Education in Sustainability and has worn many different hats in the sustainability field including: contributions to food systems, active and safe routes to school, community planning, climate-change education, and urban food growing with non-profits, government, and businesses. Some of Gaby's favourite things involve growing / cooking / eating food and biking and hiking in the coastal rainforest and in her hometowns' Rocky Mountains. She loves flowers, her plants, pottery, her daughter Ida, dog Rosa, and partner Fraser.
Past contributing team members:
- Michalina Hunter
- Ariel Leger
- Andrea Aylesworth