MEET CARMEN AND GLENN WAKELING
Carmen and Glenn are the owners of Eatmore Sprouts & Greens. They have two wonderful kids, Robin and Amanda (both who work with us on the farm) and live a 3-minute bike ride from work!
Carmen was born in Alberta and came to the Coast with her family as a young girl in the early 1970′s. Carmen’s first job in high school was at a friend’s sprout farm. It was love at first sight. Carmen has been dedicated to local, organic food production ever since! Carmen has a dream of seeing Vancouver Island become self-sufficient and sustainable in her lifetime.
Glenn was born and raised in New Zealand. His family farmed sheep and cattle on steep hill country in the central North Island. Glenn met Carmen while on a working holiday and, after building homes in Canada for a time, they purchased Eatmore Sprouts. Glenn’s creativity and his background in construction and farming make him our perfect Maintenance Manager and Big-Picture-Long-Term-Development Guy. When not designing ingenious new ways to grow sprouts, you will find Glenn either on his bicycle in the trails or on his yoga mat.
MEET OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Lucie Desjarlais has been with us for a really long time! Lucie is the first home sprouter we ever hired. She literally wrote the book on sprouts! Lucie is our Accounting Manager. She and her faithful side kick Cheryle will show you the money… well, they will answer questions about the financial side of the business. We know we are in good hands with Lucie and Cheryle in our Accounting Office.
Sara Doyle is our Human Resources and Worker Safety Manager. Sara is an expert in bringing out the best in people. She believes in people and in building supportive teams. We appreciate Sara for her good heart, straightforward nature and ability to warm a room with her smile… and she brings us doughnuts.
Ryan Powell joined our team in January 2013. He is a man of many talents who always has a hand in everything, from production, testing, and shipping to the office and paperwork. Ryan is the master of excel around here which keeps him in high demand, constantly updating our systems and forms to help make everything run smoothly. In addition to all his hard work and willingness to go the extra mile to get the job done, he is a proud BRIT and true to form he keeps us in stitches!
Alison Gillard is a valued member of our team. She keeps the managers and sprouts on track and is the voice of Eatmore. She is the first person you will meet when you call or visit us, whether you are placing an order or making an inquiry, Alison will point you in the right direction.
Amanda Wakeling grew up as an artistic and athletic girl who got to eat the amazing food grown with love here at Eatmore. Amanda is developing her green thumb and continues to pursue art, humor and care in all she does. Thanks to Amanda’s green thumb there will be many new additions to what we grow here at Eatmore over the years!
The Garden Team is bringing life to our market garden. See you at the Farmer’s Market this winter.
Eatmore Staff, You Grow Good Sprouts!