We are so thrilled to announce that we have recently onboarded five wonderful Board of Directors to our growing team. Welcome Zahra, Lainey, Kristi, Anna, and Ros to the Fresh Roots Board!


Zahra is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Vantage Point. She has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 15 years with experience in international development, housing and homelessness, community development, youth entrepreneurship, fundraising, and microfinance. Zahra was the first Executive Director of the Marpole Neighbourhood House, which opened under her leadership in 2019. Read more.



Lainey Martin is a recent graduate from Simon Fraser University earning a Bachelor of Environment. Through her degree, she majored in Global Environmental Systems, with a minor in Indigenous Studies and a certificate in Urban Studies. Her interests lie at the intersection of her studies, as she wants to understand how to create more sustainable and equitable cities. She is looking forward to eventually pursuing these interests at a graduate level. Read more.



A passionate believer in the power of Canadian entrepreneurs, Kristi focuses every day on driving and delivering positive change. Read more.


Anna is the Education Program Assistant and one of the lead instructors at the Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School. Prior to joining the TFNFS team, Anna completed a Bachelor of Horticulture Science at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where their studies focused on integrated pest management and sustainable crop production. Read more.


Rosalind is a long-time school farm enthusiast! Her journey with Fresh Roots began way back in 2013, when she volunteered during the David Thompson school farm build. She didn’t want to lettuce go and ended up working with Fresh Roots from 2014 to 2018. Read more.


We can’t wait for you to meet them in-person at the Fresh Roots: Before Sunset Annual Fundraiser on July 7th!

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