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

Christine White

Director of Communications & Events

902.492.9291 Ext 115
christine@tasteofnovascotia.com
@cvwhite05

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.

Doug Townsend

Doug Townsend

Director of Marketing

902.492.9291 Ext 113
doug@tasteofnovascotia.com
@DouglasTee

Doug has been the Director of Marketing with Taste of Nova Scotia for over six years. He oversees the overall brand strategy for Taste of Nova Scotia. He is a passionate and devoted promoter of Nova Scotia food and drink, with a particular interest in local craft beers. Doug also enjoys sharing food experience through his photos and videos.

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.

Andrea Hart

Andrea Hart

Event & Communications Assistant

902.492.9291 Ext 118
events@tasteofnovascotia.com

Andrea is a Bachelor of Public Relations student from Mount St. Vincent University in Halifax. She’s currently completing work term with Taste of Nova Scotia assisting on numerous projects within the organization.

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.