Anita was raised on market farm in Southern Ontario and is thrilled to share her passion and experience for all things food related with RFSS. Not only has Anita spent many moons on farms, she is a certified landscape horticulturist and has worked in a number of community gardens and school gardens. In addition to her gardening and growing experience, Anita is a BC certified teacher specialized in Environmental Education and loves to help people make connections between their actions and the planet. She has worked in a wide range of non-profits including Vancouver Farmers Markets and Stanley Park Ecology Society, and also sits on the board of Camp Fircom Society.
Kelly was born in a small town in the outskirts of Shanghai, China, and grew up in Coquitlam, BC. The exposure to contrasting cultures encouraged her to embrace the abundant diversity of Greater Vancouver communities. Kelly is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, with a Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition, and Health. UBC is where she found passion for nutrition education, community programming, and food security. Kelly has previously contributed to the Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Coastal Health, United Way of the Fraser Valley, and UNICEF Rwanda in delivering health and nutrition programs. She is also an avid jogger, a curious foodie, and a volunteer EMR.
Originally from the U.K., Peta moved to California in 2001 and then Richmond in 2003. She has a masters degree in Human-Centred Computer Systems and has spent many years as a chaos wrangler in non-profits and start-ups. Peta comes to Richmond Food Security Society with a passion for fighting hunger. When not at work she enjoys geocaching with her three children, escape rooms and playing with high-tech gadgets.
Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology, Major in Food and Environment from the University of British Columbia. She is also a graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture. Amy is passionate about everything to do with food! She loves gardening and farming, nutrition, cooking and sharing meals, and especially passionate conversations about food, health, community and our environment. She is excited to contribute to a more resilient food system within the City of Richmond and to steward the numerous programs offered by the Richmond Food Security Society. When not at work or dreaming about food, Amy can be found in the mountains hiking, camping, biking or snowboarding, or at home with a cup of tea and a good book.