Board of directors

Every two years, members are elected by the membership at large to represent the Board of Directors and oversee the activities of the Co-op.

Meet our 2023 -2024 Board of Directors

Tara Kirkpatrick

Tara Kirkpatrick

President

At the forefront of the BC Craft Farmers Co-op, Tara Kirkpatrick, Master Grower and owner of Backwoods BC Bud, brings her wealth of experience from the legacy craft and medicinal cannabis sector. Tara’s expertise, particularly in developing the Haley’s Comet strain, showcases her passion and her own personal legacy of enhancing life quality through cannabis.

Tara’s vision at the helm of both the Co-op and Backwoods BC Bud is relentless, comprehensive and progressive. She advocates for accessible, high-quality cannabis products through fair practices in post-legalisation policies. Her leadership philosophy combines a deep respect for the rich heritage and knowledge of BC growers and consumers, with a drive for innovative partnerships.

For further enquiries or information, Tara is reachable at info@bccraftfarmerscoop.com.

RICHARD WILLEMS

RICHARD WILLEMS

Vice President

Richard Willems, a licensed micro-cultivator and processor at High Mountain Organics in Lillooet, is a prominent figure in the BC craft cannabis scene. His strong commitment to quality, active community engagement, and collaborative approach make him an invaluable asset to the BC craft cannabis community, where he leads with vision and passion.

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NADINE FURNELL

NADINE FURNELL

Director

Nadine Furnell, a licensed medical cannabis farmer and advocate in Northern British Columbia, is a driving force in BC’s craft cannabis sector. As a Director of the BC Craft Farmers Co-op and leader of its Membership and Women’s Committees, Nadine combines personal experience with professional expertise to champion advocacy, innovation, and community growth.

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JONATHAN FERNANDES

JONATHAN FERNANDES

Director

Jonathan Fernandes operates a licensed processing and craft cannabis production facility in the Okanagan. As a Director for the BC Craft Farmers Co-op, Jonathan leads both the Public Affairs Committee and Medical Access Committee.

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board policies

To support the Co-op’s mission and governance, the BCCFC Board has approved a series of policies to help guide the organization’s governance.

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of BC’s legendary craft cannabis sector in the legal market.

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