Andrea is Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She started working as a Wellness Advisor at the CFS in 2012, taking a year and half off to have her daughter in the fall of 2014 and rejoining the Wellness team in January of 2016. She chose to study holistic nutrition after she developed a serious lung condition called hypersensitivity pneumonitis while building trails in the interior when she was 23 years old. Unable to continue physical outdoor work and after thinking about her options holistic nutrition seemed a natural fit.
Prior to her injury she always had a keen interest in wilderness therapy. She graduated from Selkirk College's Recreation, Fish and Wildlife Technology program in 2006 and has always had an interest in counseling and psychology. She believes in the healing power of the great outdoors and the lessons it teaches us when we are open to them and feels the relationship we have with our food is very much the same.
Aside from working at the CFS she has her own nutritional consulting business called Encompass Nutrition where she offers personal, in-depth nutritional analysis and consultation: http://www.encompassholisticnutrition.com
She is the proud mother of a little girl and a bulldog pug x, a lover of animals, music, art, the natural world, and learning about people.
Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Andrea feels very fortunate to live in the Cowichan Valley and to be part of such a unique and important resource that is the CFS.
Tiffany Brawn - Wellness Advisory Team Manager
Tiffany is a Registered Holistic Nutritional Councillor in her sixth year of employment at the Community Farm Store. As the Wellness Advisory Team Manager, Tiffany strives to seek out, stock and promote the best that the Holistic Health & Wellness industry has to offer.
With the power of holistic medicine, stress-reducing lifestyle practices, subconscious energy medicine and positive thinking, Tiffany successfully manages an otherwise “incurable” digestive issue. After two decades of study, Tiffany finds fulfillment in helping others to unravel the mysteries of their own disease, through present moment awareness, herbal and supplemental therapy and whole-food nutrition.
Ann is an Organic Master Gardener, Herbalist, Holistic Nutritional Councillor and a yoga instructor. Ann has worked at the CFS for over a decade and is passionate about human rights, biodynamic soil ecology and seed saving. She makes her own tinctures and finds analyzing new health-related research exciting.
Born and raised in East Germany, her worldly perspective offers the customers of the CFS, and the community at large, a unique approach to mind, body and spirit wellness.
Katherine Dorie earned her diploma in Nutritional Counseling from the Longevity Centre in Victoria BC. Katherine worked at Gaia Garden Herbal apothecary in Vancouver for almost a decade. She honed her skills in the Dispensary creating products and then managing the Herbal Department for 4 years. Katherine was an assistant under Medical Herbalist Katolen Yardley who taught medicine making at Boucher Naturopathic College. Katherine is passionate and knowledgeable about herbs and enjoys making her own medicines and loves to wild-craft (collect) the powerful plants that grow in our own valley. She also enjoys fermenting Kombucha along with other fermented foods.
Heather Prescott deeply resonates with the call to support the health of our community and of the Earth which are principles she shares with the Community Farm Store. She is a non-practicing Naturopathic Physician on sabbatical since practicing in Ottawa for 4 years. She studied Biochemistry & Psychology at U-Vic and at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in Vancouver. She also currently enjoys teaching herbal medicine students at Innisfree Farm in Cumberland. She loves the Cowichan Valley and is grateful to call this community home.