Board of Directors

Laurie Gallant

Laurie lives in New Hazelton and is a tenth generation Canadian on her dad's side (PEI) and on her mom's side can trace roots back to Prussia. She holds a BES in Geography and a Permaculture Design Certificate. She is a community facilitator for PreserveSafe and Food Skills for Families (Diabetes Canada). Laurie started out in Toronto, working for years as a zero waste specialist and now lives off-grid with solar-power and raises sheep, llamas and perennial crops including brewing hops.

Limwel Ramada

Limwel and his wife Alta with daughter Yvan Pearl pioneered SULADs Fairhaven Farm project in October 2010 in Kitwanga. British Columbia. He graduated from Mountain View College, Philippines with a  BS Agriculture and is the Vice president of SULADS Canada and also Project/Field Director. 

Denise Gagnon

Making her home in Terrace, Denise is passionate about health and wellness and has been involved with the Greater Terrace Food Association for several years. She is an entrepreneur, with a wellness studio where she practices craniosacral therapy. Denise's current projects include sustainable vertical farming and the second annual Terrace Wellness Expo. 

We are a registered non-profit society in the Province of British Columbia incorporated November 30, 2018. Previously we operated informally as a Working Group of 6- 12 individuals for two years.

Sarah Dantzer

Mother of an active toddler, Sarah has lived in Prince Rupert with her husband for three years. Currently a director with Transition Prince Rupert as well as Toastmasters Prince Rupert. Inspired by the natural beauty and community, Sarah created the Rupert Rubbish Round-Up. In 2018 it celebrated its 3rd year with nearly 100 volunteers and over 2000 kg of garbage cleaned up. From this grew the Overlook Community Garden, with dreams of many more community gardens to come! Sarah is a budding entrepreneur, as she is currently enrolled at the West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy.