Our Staff

Meet the Team at BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation 

 

Pat

Pat Tonn — Executive Director

Pat’s passion is agriculture education, and she enthusiastically brings this energy to her role as Executive Director. Pat has over 20 years of work experience with the BC Ministry of Agriculture, including program development in youth leadership for 4-H and building awareness of the BC agriculture industry and career opportunities in agriculture. Pat’s management experience with the Sector Development Branch of the Ministry of Agriculture, along with a team approach to running effective programs, is helping build new partnerships for BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation. As a former secondary school teacher, Pat brings additional expertise from within BC's education system.

Pat is involved in the local community through the Rotary Club of Abbotsford and enjoys travel and wine.

Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson — Education Specialist

Holly is excited to begin her journey as the Education Specialist this school year. Raised on a small berry farm on Vancouver Island, she is ready to share her enthusiasm for food and first hand agriculture knowledge with teachers across BC. Holly has taught Kindergarten, Grade One, Grade Two, and Grade Four and has worked in independent and public schools in Vanderhoof and in Kelowna. When not helping teachers with the sharing of BC’s Food Story, Holly likes to wrangle her three small children and pursue her new hobby of canning her freshly grown produce.

Glenda Johnston

Glenda Johnston — Program Coordinator/Office Coordinator

Glenda coordinates our Program Office, she is an integral part in ensuring that our office operations run smoothly and is successful in supporting other business activities. Along with the office coordination Glenda brings our ‘growing programs’ to life at BCAITC. From Spuds in Tubs and Planting a Promise to the Summer Institute, offering assistance to the School Fruit and Vegetable program when necessary and assisting with the Pencil Patch garden tops off her portfolio.

Travel tops the list of Glenda’s interests along with dragon boating, cooking, and entertaining.

Paul Boudreau

Paul Boudreau — Logistics Coordinator

As the BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program Lead Program Coordinator, Paul coordinates the deliveries from the farms to the classrooms by connecting with the farmers, drivers, stores and school staff to ensure that students receive their fresh deliveries on time. Paul also runs the Take a Bite of BC Program, liaising with chefs and suppliers to get fresh product into secondary school teaching kitchens.

In his spare time, Paul enjoys the outdoors; gardening, walking, hiking, and kayaking. He also enjoys playing music (particularly stringed instruments) and hobby building — creating new out of the old.

Meghan

 

 

 

Meghan McCrea Communications Coordinator

Meghan provides communications services to help promote the Foundation and contribute to the development of positive relationships with the community, teachers, schools, and sponsors. Meghan brings to the position over 25 years of experience in various marketing roles and is passionate about communications and community engagement.

Meghan loves playing tennis and also enjoys walking, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She is also excited to expand her knowledge of cooking and gardening.

Amy Keryluik

Amy Keryluik  Program Coordinator/Administration

Amy brings over 20 years of administrative experience with her, as well as her training in educational design. From event planning to creating educational materials and presentations, Amy’s broad range of skills are regularly put to use. As Program Coordinator, Amy currently oversees the Fresh to You Fundraiser, The Great Basil Grow-A-Thon, Common Ground: The Strawberry Project, as well assisting with the BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program and the +Milk Program.

Amy is enthusiastic about lifelong learning and delicious local food. In her spare time, Amy loves to read, hang out with animals, and try new experiences.