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Meet our Farm Team

All our staff are passionate about food, farming, and education- And they're pretty fun to hang out with. Each has unique qualifications and interests to round out our team. Read more below! 

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Robin "Carrots" Friesen 

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Farm Collective Manager, Educator, Owner

Robin has a background in teaching Montessori and violin. She has spent many years working in the backcountry first as a geologist and then as a wilderness guide. She has a baby named Mera who loves sheep and eating grass.

B. Music, B.Ed, BC teacher, Advanced Wilderness First Aid, Paddle Guide

Katie Miles

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Farm Market Garden Manager, Educator

Katie is a musician and a farmer. She has farmed for many years, in Vancouver at Southlands Farm, Soul Foods in downtown Vancouver, and in California, before landing here at Gibsons Farm. She has a degree in agriculture from UBC.

B.Sc. Agriculture, Current First Aid Training, 

Jordan Maynard

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Farmer, Educator

Jordan has been farming for 10 years, beginning at Southlands Farm in Vancouver. He is a teacher with a specialization in Outdoor Environmental Education and a horse riding coach. He is passionate about fruit trees, and loves winter pruning because he can spend all day up in the canopy. 

B.Sc. Agroecology, B.Ed Environmental Science, Advanced Wilderness First Aid, Sporthorse Competition Coach Equine Canada, Articling Agrologist BCIA

Liam "Lele" Watson

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Farmer

Lele was working on his Science degree when the pandemic hit and he took up farming. He might have been born with a shovel in his hands and his enthusiasm is infectious.​ Watch out for "Fort Watson" as you explore the farm, the site of many sieges. 

Ryan Downey

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The Shortcut Takeout Owner

Downey is an inspired Chef, cooking up all day breakfast at the farm. He uses veggies from our fields and local products in his epic sandwiches, wraps, and surprise specials. Downey is a man of many talents. He is also a wilderness guide.

Advanced Wilderness First Aid,