Meet our Team
We are a small but mighty team of professionals dedicated to putting Nova Scotia on the culinary map.
As executive director, Emily leads a multifaceted program of industry awareness, member development, marketing, events, export initiatives, and the province’s buy local program to keep Nova Scotia top of mind for both locals and visitors. She is the liaison with the board of directors as well as key government stakeholders in representing the association and its members.
Manager of Marketing and Communications
Sacha is an NSCC Public Relations graduate. Having joined the Taste team in January 2017 as the Manager of Membership Services, she took on the role of Manager of Marketing in November of 2018, adding on the Communications portfolio in November 2022. Sacha leads the association’s marketing strategies, initiatives, and campaigns.
With 11 years’ experience as accounting manager, Brenda manages all accounts receivable and payable for Taste of Nova Scotia. She also manages the day to day operations of the association and leads numerous projects, including export missions and consumer events.
Manager of Membership Services & Events
As of May 2023, Amber is Taste’s Manager of Membership Services and Events. Amber is the primary contact for Taste of Nova Scotia members, working to help grow their businesses, as well as leading the association’s event management and participation.
Gift Basket Coordinator
With a background in retail merchandising and a tremendous eye for detail, Janice has managed Taste of Nova Scotia’s Gift Basket program for 15 years. She works closely with our membership to showcase a wide variety of unique Nova Scotia culinary products for both our corporate and consumer clients.