I have managed a large market on Vancouver Island for 5 years and greatly enjoy the time I spend with this community. I also own a business "Bijoux Beads" and have been a vendor at various markets for over 9 years. Since I am not longer vending or managing I have missed being involved in this community and felt volunteering as a Board Member was a great way to stay in touch and use my experience for the "other side" of the Market.
My partner and I started up French Press Linens last year, so are very new to the market community. We learned a lot from our first season, and I believe that I can bring a fresh look at how the markets are run, and what a new vendor needs to get started. As a new Board Member, I very much look forward to learning from all of you that have been working in the market community and moving our markets forward.
BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE
The magazines she represents, Edible Vancouver & Wine Country, celebrate local food culture season by season, and tells stories about farmers, fishers, chefs, brewers, vintners, artisans and other people whose work is part of the glue that bonds our communities. Believe it or not, part of her job responsibilities is visiting local farmers markets. She enjoys going to farmers markets, and is proud to be part of a society that not only supports, but helps to build awareness for our local producers.
Bernie joined the board in early 2015 and has since spearheaded the development of our new logo, website and systems. In late 2016 he took on Artisan's social media and digital community management. He enjoys helping businesses and organizations grow. Bernie keeps active in BC's beautiful outdoors and loves discovering great coffee shops and fresh baking.
Amanda Goodman Lee
BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE
Amanda and her husband Jeff Lee run Honey Bee Zen Apiaries, a diversified beekeeping company that produces bees, queens, honey and cosmetics for sale and also offers pollination services to farmers. They have developed a line of honey and hive related products including lip balms, salves, body butters and beeswax candles. They live in New Westiminster and their apiaries are in Richmond, Langley and Abbotsford. Amanda is a former president of the Richmond Beekeeping Association and a former advertising and marketing sales manager with Postmedia. Amanda is also part of a team with Dr. Leonard Foster’s lab at the University of BC genomics project on queen bees. When you can’t find Amanda at the markets you will find her in the field with her bees.