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AgScape's  staff would be happy to provide you with information about our programs and services.

Glenna Banda Executive Director


Phone: 905-878-1510 ext. 22
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Growing up in rural Saskatchewan as the daughter of a mechanic, I have many memories of tagging along with my dad during harvest to deliver equipment out to a field or to help make repairs. From these experiences, I learned why it was vital for us to help farmers minimize lost harvest time. I grew up with an understanding of how our food got from the field to our table and how essential farmers and agri-businesses were to our economy. Along with the AgScape board and staff, I’m thrilled to be helping encourage Ontario students to have this same awareness, to be empowered with agri-food knowledge, and to be inspired about future careers in agriculture.

Sharon Bowes Finance & Operations Director


Phone: 905-878-1510 ext. 23
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I enjoy the art of gathering and allocating resources in the form of money or other values – like effort or time – to develop and deliver programs and projects. Imagine the AgScape staff and resources are plants – then I’m responsible for finding, counting, sorting, and planting the seeds to help produce the best harvest! This role is a natural fit because of my education and experience working in the charitable sector. When I’m not at work, I am most likely found on the field of play with an avid interest in sports and coaching.

Taylor Selig Manager of Community and Business Development


Phone: 905-878-1510 ext. 26
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At AgScape, I have the exciting responsibility of continuing to foster our digital presence, and helping to strategize and build our partner community as a small grassroots organization. With my Master's in International Development Studies, in which agriculture plays a significant role, I bring a varied background to my position and social justice plays a significant role in all that I do. Any spare time that I have, I enjoy spending outdoors, taking in some Sci-Fi or travelling the globe.

Tanisha Dunkley Marketing & Communications Manager


Phone: (905) 878-1510 ext. 25
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As Marketing & Communications Manager, I work closely with the team to create effective, targeted strategic content for promotional materials, digital media, website, speaking engagements and media relations, to name a few.  I am passionate about developing innovative and creative marketing strategies to achieve objectives and to engage and inspire stakeholders about AgScape's work to bring agriculture education into Ontario classrooms. I bring several years experience marketing the distribution side of the agri-food sector, along with a strong background working in not-for-profit.  In my free time, I enjoy creating new memories with my husband and three boys and trying new places to eat with friends and family.

Mercedes Unwin Program and Resource Manager


Phone: 905-878-1510 ext. 43
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My role as Senior Program and Resource Coordinator is integral to the coordination of AgScape’s Teacher Ambassador Program, which sends Ontario Certified Teachers into grade 7 – 12 classrooms to deliver free agri-food lessons. With a Master of Teaching degree from the University of Toronto, I've always had a passion for fostering the learning of food literacy and environmental stewardship. My role with AgScape allows me to continue to be a life-long learner, while also being able to encourage today’s teachers and youth to take active roles in the agri-food sector. My favourite pastimes are hiking, learning French and swimming.

Sheri Budhram Digital Content & Data Administrator


Phone: 905-878-1510 ext. 41
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As Digital Content & Data Administrator,  I manage digital content for our website and social media as well as manage our databases for statistical analytics. My hobby turned business of photography kept me busy for years, now I’m happy to navigate back closer to my IT background of programming and database/reporting analysis. Outside of work, I absolutely love spending time with my family and enjoying the many adventures with my husband and daughters.

Cassi Brunsveld Program & Resource Assistant


Phone: 905-878-1510 ext. 21
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My role as Program & Resource Assistant at AgScape is the perfect opportunity for me to blend my passion for teaching and agriculture. I am responsible for supporting our Teacher Ambassador Program which sends Ontario Certified Teachers into grade 7 – 12 classrooms to deliver free agri-food lessons. I am an Ontario Certified Teacher with degrees from Griffith University (Australia) and Windsor University, but my agriculture knowledge comes from first-hand experience growing up on my family’s cash crop farm.

In addition to growing up on a farm, my husband and I have a dairy farm where we milk 140+ cows. Outside of work, I am the coordinator for the Ridgetown Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day alongside my sister. I love spending time with my family, being outside, playing baseball and volleyball as well as travelling.