Meet our Team

We are a small but mighty team of professionals dedicated to putting Nova Scotia on the culinary map.

Emily Haynes

Emily Haynes

Executive Director

902.492.9291 Ext 111
Emily@tasteofnovascotia.com

Emily leads the Taste of Nova Scotia team and ensures that all projects and events are in line with our strategic plan. She is the liaison with the board of directors as well as key government departments and stakeholders in representing the association and our mandates.

Christine White

Director of Communications & Marketing

902.492.9291 Ext 115
christine@tasteofnovascotia.com
@eatdrinkns

Christine manages the organization and logistics for local and international events promoting Taste of Nova Scotia. She coordinates the development and implementation of written materials for public distribution, including press kits, news releases, articles and newsletters. Christine also identifies and manages media opportunities for Taste of Nova Scotia members.

Sacha Smith

Sacha Smith

Manager of Membership Services

902.492.9291 Ext 112
membership@tasteofnovascotia.com

Sacha is a Public Relations graduate from the NSCC. She has previously done a work term with Taste of Nova Scotia and most recently worked with Muwin Estate Wines Ltd. as their Sales and Communications Manager. She also brings 10 years experience in customer service and 5 years experience in sales and marketing.

Brenda Wilson

Brenda Wilson

Project Coordinator

902.492.9291 Ext 114
taste@tasteofnovascotia.com
accounting@tasteofnovascotia.com

As Project Coordinator, Brenda manages the day to day operations of the Taste of Nova Scotia office. She is also the main contact for both accounts payable and accounts receivable. Brenda is also involved with the organization and execution of Taste of Nova Scotia trade and consumer events.

Cara Sutherland

Events & Social Media Coordinator

902.492.9291 Ext 113
cara@tasteofnovascotia.com

Cara is a recent Bachelor of Public Relations grad from Mount St. Vincent University in Halifax. A recent addition to the Taste of Nova Scotia team, she will be managing our events and our Instagram account @TasteofNS.

Janice Mitchell

Janice Mitchell

Gift Basket Consultant

902.492.9291 Ext 117
giftbaskets@tasteofnovascotia.com

With a background in retail merchandising and a tremendous eye for detail, Janice manages Taste of Nova Scotia’s Gift Basket program. She works closely with our membership to showcase a wide variety of unique Nova Scotian culinary products for both our corporate and consumer clients.

Andrea Hart

Andrea Hart

Co-op Student

902.492.9291 Ext 114
taste@tasteofnovascotia.com

Andrea is a Bachelor of Public Relations student from Mount St. Vincent University in Halifax. She’s part of the Taste of Nova Scotia team for this fall – assisting on numerous projects and events.