“when it comes to health and safety solutions within the agricultural sector, it’s usually a good idea to leave the “cookie cutter” at home with kids to do what cookie cutters do best - cut cookies.”
Born in Ontario, Kyle had an opportunity to grow for a season on a 100 acre farm located in Elmville. He lived life on the farm long enough to experience all of the joys it brings to a child; swinging in the hay loft, touching an electrified fence (once), and running from the cows in the field just to name a few.
Kyle currently resides in Lake Country with his wife and four girls. For the past eight years living in Lake Country he and his family have spent much time venturing throughout the Okanagan visiting u-pick farms to collect buckets of strawberries, raspberries, apples and/or what ever else they can get their hands on to support local growers and enjoy “ the fruits” of living in the Okanagan.
Kyle brings a background in safety management that most recently and notably includes his former role as the North Regional Health and Safety Advisor for BC Tree Fruits Cooperative and their sister companies, Cidery Co. and Growers Supply. His approach to safety is one that looks to enable success through collaborative safety solutions that fit hand and glove with current processes and routines. Kyle says “One may sow and harvest the same commodity or ranch the same livestock; however, the daily routines, processes and priorities will vary and bring their own unique health and safety challenges; meaning, "when it comes to health and safety solutions within the agricultural sector, it’s usually a good idea to leave the “cookie cutter” at home with kids to do what cookie cutters do best - cut cookies.”