Staff

The Executive Director and working team works on behalf of the Board of Directors to organize and coordinate the operations of the organization; working to ensure that the strategic direction, set fourth by the board of direcrtors, is carried out and that the day to day operations are mainatined. 
 

Sean McHugh - Executive Director

Sean McHugh

Sean is the founder and Executive Director of the Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN). Sean’s passion for global sustainability, grew out of international travel (2004-2009) and time spent working in Kenya. Sean moved back to Vancouver in 2009, and got involved with Fair Trade Vancouver, helping the city become Canada’s 11th Fair Trade Designated Town. Sean later became the organizations Executive Director, where his work included working with the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University in their becoming Canada’s 1st and 2nd Fair Trade Designated Campuses. In 2011, Sean founded the Canadian Fair Trade Network, as an effort to build a stronger, more organized social movement in Canada. Sean has overseen the expansion of numerous programs, has led five national conferences, and developed and grown the organizations bi-annual publication, Fair Trade Magazine. Sean represents Canada on the International Fair Trade Towns Committee, sits on the Trade 4 Sustainable Development Stakeholder Advisory Committee, and the Real Food Challenge Advisory Committee, an initiative of Meal Exchange Canada.


Bryce Tarling - Editor, Project Manager

Bryce Tarling
Bryce Tarling is a writer and editor with experience working with non-profit organizations and magazines. As an advocate for social sustainability, he has spent several years working with Fair Trade Vancouver, promoting education and awareness of fair trade products in the Lower Mainland. He has also spent time in Mexico living and working with members of an organic farming co-operative. He holds a diploma in professional writing and editing, a BA in English and sociology, and a BEd in secondary English education.

  



Erik Johnson - Designer, Editor, Fair Trade Magazine Lead
erik

Erik is a self-employed writer, editor, and print designer whose love for fair trade coffee helps fuel his contributions to a variety of print and online publishing projects. His diverse editing experience includes working with plays, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, ad copy, technical reports, and magazines. For Fair Trade Magazine, Erik was involved from the outset, copy-editing and proofreading the first issue. Since, he has enjoyed seeing his role expand, taking on a gamut of production tasks, from feature writing to page layout and everything in between.

   


Torrye McKenzie - Fair Trade Programs Coordinator

Torrye

Torrye is Fair Trade Programs Coordinator. Since 2012, she has been working on social justice projects in northern British Columbia focused around waste reduction, food security, and local and sustainable food procurement. Torrye also helped the University of Northern British Columbia secure its Fair Trade Campus Designation in 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical studies from the University of Northern British Columbia and will continue to take an active role in creating a just and sustainable food system through her postgraduate work, education, and interests.