Founder & CEO
Brianne is a marine mammal biologist and zero waste nerd. She is passionate about local food systems and coming up with creative solutions to complex conservation problems. Nada allows her to combine her love of business, local food, and conservation. When she’s not in the mountains or on the water, Brianne can be found baking up a storm, surfing Craigslist, and rescuing surplus food from friends’ plates!
Buyer & Supplier Relationship Manager
Alison is a people connector extraordinaire. Her expertise lies in building long lasting relationships with growers, suppliers, and community partners while navigating the tricky logistics of package-free shopping. She has been inspired by the zero waste movement and can be found talkin’ trash on Instagram, scouting the local farmers markets, and dancing the night away at every community square dance in the Lower Mainland!
Digital Media Strategist
As a filmmaker and photographer, Ali is often roaming B.C. using film to amplify the voices of people and communities speaking out against unjust industrial expansion. Her time away from the screen is spent making, devouring, and sharing raw desserts while traipsing around Salt Spring Island.
Information Systems & Operations Engineer
Technically trained as an engineer, Michelle spends her time transforming people, technology and data into holistic systems. Deeply inspired by global sustainability efforts, she is always looking for ways to do things better and faster with less resources. To get away from the numbers, she is most likely chasing down a frisbee, jamming on the guitar or repurposing old household items.
Brianna loves business – she is passionate about exploring the many ways business can support positive impact for the environment, communities, and employees. When not at the office, she can be found sitting at cute cafes listening to podcasts, reading every cookbook she can get her hands on, and exploring Canada from Howe Sound to the Niagara Escarpment.
Our team has learned a heck of a lot from these wonderful humans!
David Van Seters
Founder & CEO, Sustainability Ventures Group
With over 25 years of experience in helping companies adopt higher standards of social and environmental responsibility, David works with businesses, enterprising non-profits, and government agencies to implement groundbreaking sustainability initiatives. As the founder of SPUD, his grocery expertise has been invaluable.
Founder & Principal, Cause + Affect
With a creative career spanning Europe to North America, Jane has a proven ability to turn business strategies into brands and relationships. Cause + Affect has been behind many successful clients, with a reputation for its many public events and initiatives and commitment to supporting purpose-driven companies. She’s the whole reason we’re Nada!
Founder & CEO, Spring
With over 20 years of experience in technology and impact related businesses, Keith is passionate about helping entrepreneurs change the world through the right resources and funding. He has helped companies raise over $20M in early stage funding and is our go to for all things finance.
VP, BC Tech
After more than a decade working in corporate operations and HR, Rocky has turned his focus to the ever-growing technology sector. He is passionate about technology and design thinking, and enjoys nurturing socially and environmentally responsible startups. Rocky is helping us build a company culture you’d want to be a part of!
Executive Director, PHS Community Services Society
With a Ph.D in Business from Warwick and over two decades of community-focused work, Dr. O’Laocha has versatile expertise in strategy formulation and implementation, multi-stakeholder initiatives, finance, and operations. He’s our tech and human-centered design guru!
Founder, LBN Brands
Kurstin is a veteran retail manager in multiple major grocers, including 20 years as a senior executive with Whole Foods. Kurstin is passionate about team building, with expertise in operations, purchasing, and supply chain management. She has received numerous awards for philanthropy, ethics, and PR and is the brains behind our in-store systems & operations.