Artisan Farmers' Market Society - Board of Directors

Board Of Directors

Mimi Shewchuk

Mimi Shewchuk


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.

Jessica Balentine

Jessica Balentine


Jessica is a wife and mother to 2 very active little guys who love to eat yummy wholesome food. 

She have developed a passion for feeding her family delicious food that will nourish their bodies as well as hers.

2017 was the first year she began selling my wholesome baked goods at the Ambleside Farmers Market.

All of her recipes are naturally gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and some are vegan.

She has since developed at passion for the farmers market community and looks forward to serving on the Board.

Bernie Glemas

Bernie Glemas


Bernie joined the board in early 2015 and has since spearheaded the development of our new logo, website and systems. 

He enjoys helping businesses and organizations. His specialties are in video production, website development and digital marketing. 

In late 2016 he took on Artisan's social media and digital community management.

Bernie keeps active in BC's beautiful outdoors. He loves discovering great coffee shops and fresh baking. 

Mhora Ogmundson


Susan Payne