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 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.

Sacha Smith

Sacha Smith

Manager of Membership Services and Marketing

902.492.9291 Ext 112

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

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.

Emily Hiltz

Manager of Events & Social Media

902.492.9291 Ext 113

Emily is a graduate of the public relations program at the NSCC who also holds a bachelor of journalism honours degree from the University of King’s College. After previously working for Taste in both a work term and projects capacity, she’s returned to the team as the Events and Social Media Coordinator.

Janice Mitchell

Gift Basket Coordinator

902.492.9291 Ext 117

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.