The People of One Straw Society

We’re a group of passionate folks, with a shared vision of a sustainable future.

Our Team


Casandra Fletcher

Executive Director


Chris Hergesheimer

Director of Education & Research


Geordie Kennedy

Garden Coordinator


Katy Latham

Greenhouse Coordinator


Caitlin Allenby

Garden Coordinator (Sechelt),
Event, Social Media & Admin Coordinator


Zan Romeder

Membership Coordinator

Alix Hopfengaertner

Design & Marketing Coordinator

Ian Hunt



Kate McLaughlin

Finance Manager

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Danielle Walters

Events and Admin Support


Kyra Power

Seed & Flower Farmer

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Sarita Moodie

Medicinal Plant Team

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Mary Boulding

Herbalist, Medicinal Plant Lead

Our Board of Directors


Caroline Plant


Collaborative family and estate lawyer, peace circle facilitator and mediator; lover of local food, horses, and animals

John Byrnes

Vice Chair

President of the Sechelt Farmers’ Market & on the board of BC Association of Farmers’ Markets, John is also a local farmer, entrepreneur, sourdough baker, and father of six.

Ian Hunt


Technology professional, local entrepreneur with 10+ years’ experience owning and operating a local retail health food business; foodie and avid hiker in our local, abundant forests


Asha Wareham


Undergraduate of UBC’s Land and Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture, specializing in agro-ecology and community development. Born and raised on the Coast, Asha began as a youth intern at One Straw.

Meghan Molnar

Public Health Dietitian with 10+ years of working with various community organizations facing the unique strengths and challenges of living and thriving on the Coast. Passion for local, delicious food.

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Laura Wilson

Practicing lawyer with Engineers & Geoscientists BC, specializing in governance, bylaws and policy development and analysis. Laura’s a foodie, strong advocate of local food and community resiliency, and a home gardener.

Conner Wear

BSc in the faculty of Land & Food Systems @ UBC, international NGO work, practices real estate, subdivision, commercial and corporate law, and provides governance and organizational advice for small businesses and societies. Runs a small local farm here on the Coast.

Join our Team

Looking for meaningful and ethical work?  Do you want to contribute to a more vibrant local food system?  Join our team! We would love for you to apply for any of our available positions listed below, or donate your time as a philanthropist.

To learn more about our organization, please look over our website or take a peak at our strategic plan.

If you have any questions, please contact

We currently do not have any job openings.

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Want to volunteer?

We’re not like most charities in that we don’t typically need volunteers in the traditional sense. What we look for are entrepreneurial, passionate folks looking to lead a project or initiative. We’re also always looking for philantropists wanting to offer up unique skills for a cause they’re passionate about. Either or those sound like you? Get in touch at

Members get a say too

By joining us as a member you’re being the change you want to see in the world. You get perks such as local discounts and resources, and you get to contribute your valuable voice to our vision.