Co-Founder, Chair, Secretary
Vanessa is a critical food researcher, social activist, and urban agriculture worker living in Downtown Kitchener. She cares deeply about her cultural foods, the relationship between food, memory, and placemaking, and the mental health aspects of food. Her recent Masters research focused on exploring the relationship between food and gentrification in Downtown Kitchener, by listening to, and helping to amplify the stories of low-income longtime residents of the area. Vanessa is sensitive and introverted, always reflecting how to deepen the efforts of Littlefoot. Her personal interests include trying new beers, writing secret haikus, ukulele-ing, crafting, yoga, and naps.
Co-Founder, Chair, Treasurer
Dan is a passionate gardener and environmentalist living with Vanessa and his German Shepherd Maddalyn in Kitchener. Having recently left his job as a Supply Chain Manager for a manufacturing company in Simcoe ON, Dan is excited to work locally while having more time to focus on Littlefoot. With a background in Environmental Science and community garden management, Dan keeps Littlefoot grounded in principles of ecological sustainability and regenerative gardening techniques. Outside of work, Dan enjoys training for triathlons, climbing, camping, and taking long walks with Maddalyn.
Sophie serves as a member on our board, providing thoughtful gardening perspectives and a helpful hand in the garden. She lives in Stratford, ON with Stuart and their baby Bree.
Maddalyn (Maddy) is our loyal companion. She beams with energy and reminds us to have fun with our work. You might see her at our produce pick-ups or strolling around with us in Downtown Kitchener.