Originally from Germany, Carolin travelled the world and lived in 5 different countries before she turned 30. In her opinion our consumer behaviour is wrong in so many ways which leads to poverty, hunger and environmental damage. With Foodsharing Ottawa she is fighting for more sustainable thinking and a preservable ecosystems for all living beings. She is a strong believer that one single person has the power to make a difference. She now lives in Ottawa with her husband and her 2 dogs.
Santiago Campuzano is a Master of science student at the University of Ottawa, and New Harvest research fellow. Santiago is interested in developing cultured meat: a more ethical and sustainable alternative to conventional meat production. In his mind, Food-waste is a major dilemma : how could there be so many food insecure households, and at the same time, so much food-waste. That being said, Santiago aimed some of his school projects towards this issue, leading him to food recovery organizations such as Foodstash and now in Ottawa, Foodsharing Ottawa.
Laurie grew up in the country where her grandparents had a huge garden. She loved to help out and her grandma taught her a more sustainable lifestyle by always using everything and reducing the food waste to a minimum. She taught her to debone a chicken so she could make stock with the bones and sandwiches with the meat . Besides Foodsharing Laurie runs 2 freecycle and 2 coupon groups in Ottawa. She loves to be involved in different projects and she is very excited to volunteer with Foodsharing.
Mailyne Briggs aka Mai, is an artist and entrepreneur born in the Philippines and raised in Ottawa. In 2007,she started Dream Love Grow as a passion project, and has been self-employed for 4 years. In 2015, she began a lifelong journey to live zero waste and document her process through her blog A Dream Lived Greener.
Jim is a software development manager who is passionate about developing highly motivated teams. Jim would like to take positive steps towards developing a more sustainable society and is excited to be a part of Foodsharing Ottawa. Fighting food waste is a great way we can all contribute towards improving our world.
Dariya was that kid who had no fear to lick their plate clean in public and later became an adult that dumpster dives! Forever curious about all things food related- with a particular passion towards food waste. Find her rescuing food, teaching yoga, advocating a zero waste life, on her bike or somewhere in the woods!
Brandie & ElmirFoodsaver
Brandie is a mom of 2 trying to instil sensitivity and awareness to her children. Brandie feels that much of our excess food waste is due to this generation not having the same opportunities to connect with where food comes from (ie. farms, fields..). On our first Pick-up, the driver of the truck thanked us sincerely for doing what we do to save food. He said "it breaks my heart when I have to throw it in the garbage".
Chloe is a researcher who is interested in exploring how humankind's assumptions about nature shapes its interactions with the natural environment. After finishing her Masters in Criminology she stayed sane while searching for a job by challenging herself to cook one new thing a day for a year. In the process, she immersed herself in cookbooks, theories on cooking as well as books on the food system. She became increasingly concerned about the negative influence that the food system was having on the environment.
Brittany has always been passionate about food waste and now makes it a family passion with her husband and son. She loves to dumpster dive and give all that found rescued food a second chance. Foodsharing Ottawa is something she loves to be apart of and looks forward to the exciting opportunities for the future.
Daphne Wahnon is a research and development scientist that has worked in the renewable fuels sector. In searching for ways to make a personal difference in the areas of food security and sustainable communities she found her way to Foodsharing Ottawa. She is excited to contribute to Foodsharing's objectives of empowering people of all ages and backgrounds to take action and fight against food waste and to work together to make Ottawa a leader in this movement.
Rob is passionate about reducing waste and reusing or repurposing used items. He is a hobbyist woodworker that incorporates his passion. He often finds used items, upcicles them, and donates them to members in the community and various charities. Rob has brought this passion to foodsharing to help reduce more waste in the community.
KarolinaSocial Media Coordinator
Karolina joined Foodshaing to tackle social media. She deeply cares about the eviroment and about our community. She loves photography which she uses to make the food waste issue visible for everyone. Right now she is working on a vlog to show the different problems our community is facing. The rare times she is not supporting Foodsharing she snuggles up with her pooch on the couch.
Jodi mainly a stay-at-home mom to 2 homeschooled kids. They love to help out with Foodshare pickups! She also makes soap and is learning about permaculture and how to live more sustainably. You can purchase her soap here.