Board of Directors
Our directors are all volunteers, and serve a one year term, except for the President, who serves a two-year term. Read more on what their roles are. We are pleased to introduce to you our 2019 Board of Directors!
Carly Fryer (President )
Carly Fryer was born and raised in the Lower Mainland. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in 2005 at Simon Fraser University and returned there to complete her Master of Business Administration in 2016. Her previous work experience includes energy efficiency program delivery for residential customers across British Columbia. In 2010 she worked as a Logistics Supervisor for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games which lead to her moving to London to work as a Logistics Manager for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games. In London she enjoyed the weekly variety of markets hosted around the city. She is currently the Customer Service Manager at a Canadian-based biotechnology company and enjoys exploring the city and discovering the newest coffee shops. You can find Carly playing softball, running or reading in her spare time.
Matt Lorenzi (Vice-President )
Originally from Alberta, Matt Lorenzi has fallen in love with New Westminster since moving here almost 10 years ago. The sense of history and community is a big factor on why he’s chosen to raise his family here. Matt has is interested in sustainability, food security and community building. Volunteering has always been a big part of Matt’s “spare” time. In past he has served with New Westminster Environmental Partners and Brow of the Hill Residents Association. Serving on the board of NWFM feels like giving back to the community while being extremely rewarding at the same time.
Rob Mackay (Treasurer )
Rob is a chef who moved to New Westminster two years ago, with his wife Tammy and enormous black lab, Cheddar. This is Rob’s first year on the NWFM board. He is passionate about all things relating to food: where it’s sourced, how it’s grown, and how it’s prepared. Rob is excited to bring his 20 years of culinary experience to the already incredible NWFM team.
Jon Jennings (Director )
Jon is a recent arrival in New Westminster but can honestly say that nowhere has ever felt more like home. The NWFM, with its focus on local produce and community, is one of the things that makes him feel that way. It’s a struggle to get him to cross the city border and ever leave New West… except for beer. Promise him good beer and he’ll follow you anywhere.
Julie Matheson (Secretary)
Julie was born and raised in New Westminster and returned last May to re-establish her Royal City roots with her young family. Julie’s professional background is in public health and nutrition research; she is currently a research coordinator at BC Children’s Hospital. Food and community are two of the things she values most and is passionate about the New West Farmers Market.
Lily Nichol (Market Manager)
Lily Nichol grew up in New Westminster, but lived in Kamloops, and Prince George as a teenager and young adult, finally landing back where she started in her favourite city. Lily has previously worked in non-profits, the tech industry and media, and is excited to take on this new chapter of her life in her home town. Lily’s downtown New West home has kept her as a regular NWFM customer for the past five years, always eager to see what’s in season and try something new! Working in the community she loves while supporting small local businesses is Lily’s passion and she’s excited to be managing the New West Farmers Market while Jennifer is on maternity leave.
When not at the Farmer’s Market, Lily is a rescue dog and cat mom, avid reader, active community member, and home baker.
Jennifer Winning (Market Assistant)
Jennifer is originally from Manitoba and moved to BC 5 years ago, in search of warmer weather. She has volunteered with many organizations throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland in a variety of roles. Through her volunteering she has discovered a love of community building and a passion for sustainable living. She loves supporting local businesses and organizations. You’re most likely to find her perusing a local gift ware boutique or enjoying a soup and sandwich combo with a London Fog at a local cafe. She is very excited to be working with the New West Farmers Market and is looking forward to the summer season.