Meet the team that 


Amy Clarke, President 

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Nadja Luckau, Vice-President

I am a transplant from Germany. I came to BC 11 years ago to spend a winter. I ended up falling in love with the people and the mountains, learned to ski and developed a big interest in organic farming. I was transient for most of my time in BC and moved to Revelstoke four years ago, after apprenticing on an organic farm in Cawston, to actually put down roots. It turns out to be good soil here for me to grow in, as this is the longest that I have stayed in one place since leaving my parents' house way back when.

My move to Revelstoke has turned me into a lover of all things mountain biking, and my newest passion is hockey, which I picked up playing in the winter of 2014/15. It has taught me lots about being humble: learning how to skate and playing a team sport as an adult are not an easy things.

To me, growing food locally and organically is one of the most important tools that we have to make this world a better place. It also translates into being happy with what is right in front of me - as in, should I buy a banana that has travelled thousands of kilometres? Or should I eat plums, which are also sweet but grow abundantly in my backyard for free?! Most of the time I opt for the plum, but sometimes the banana still wins. I am, however, thriving towards more and more plums in my life and hoping to inspire others to do the same. Food kind of matters...

Treasurer: Cynthia Gallant

Nicole Cherlet, Secretary

I come from the hospitality industry but now run the local housewares shop. Same skills, but now I get tohelp people get the right tools to cook for themselves. I want to support the conscientious consumer; to be a part of the solution to some of societies problems of overconsumption. Being a part of the LFI helps me promote the good side of the equation. It's important to know where our food comes from and how it gets to our plate. We can appreciate our meals more, meaning we cook more and rely on large corporate food companies less!

Sara Sansom, Director of Memberships

Sara Sansom is a compost enthusiast, attempted gardener, self-taught leftover chef and food lover extraordinaire. She was introduced to the Revelstoke Local Food Initiative in November 2012. Being new to town and having a new found obsession with soil this seemed to be just what she didn't know she was looking for. This committee has taught her so much about the community, food and environmental topics, gardening, composting and herself - she is thrilled to now be the first Director of Memberships for this brand new society.

Outside of the LFI Sara founded Birch & Lace - a progressive salon with clean products, and an impressive waste diversion program (hair is organic waste too!!!). She can usually be found working behind the chair there or out galavanting with her husband & dog.

Hailey Ross, Director at Large

Hailey’s educational background includes a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University in 2009, and an honours degree in social anthropology. Hailey’s academic and work experience have focused mainly on human relationships with the natural environment, stemming from her interest in the integration of natural and social sciences to solve challenges in environmental management. Much of Hailey’s work has been community-based and has included the development of many of LFI's mainstay programs such as the Garden Guru Series, the Midsummer Night's Green, the Garden and Art Tour, etc. Currently, Hailey works as the executive director for the Columbia Mountains Institute.When not working, if Hailey is not in the garden (or kitchen), it is likely that you’ll find her soaking up the beauty of our mountain environment and the diversity of recreational opportunities it offers.