Our Staff

Behind-the-scenes and on-the-scenes, Alejandra plans, organizes and animates in the collective gardens. She sees food as our medicine and gardening as a way to share knowledge and build and transform community.  While she loves languages and bike maintenance, her ideal Friday night involves cooking with friends, making music or reading.
Alejandra Pérez
Urban Agriculture Coordinator
ag.urbaine@depotndg.org
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Beccah works to support and create learning opportunities for youth participants at The Depot and keeps our growing Boîte à Lunch after-school programs in NDG, Centre-Sud and Saint-Michel networked and healthy. She’s fiercely passionate about pedagogy, riding her road bike, and baking delicious treats.
Beccah Frasier
Youth Programs Coordinator & Regional Coordinator for Boîte à Lunch
beccah@depotmtl.org
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Talking about the amazing programs at The Depot is such a pleasure! Bonnie loves finding ways the community can engage with us in this work and have an impact on people’s lives in a meaningful way. Aside from fundraising, birds are her passion and you can find her looking up just about anywhere!
Bonnie Soutar
Director of Development
developpement@depotmtl.org
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Caitlin works with the Food Skills team to make sure programs are running smoothly, and coordinates the twice-weekly Community Meal Program.  In her spare time she hikes, swims, gardens, and reads, all the while dreaming of databases. Every time she wishes her life was more exciting, a piece of kitchen equipment falls apart.
Caitlin Hayward
Food Skills Manager
alimentation@depotmtl.org
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Since June, Cara has been helping Nico coordinate the Good Food Markets. As the fall weather brings the markets to a close, her work will focus on coordinating food donations for The Depot’s Food and Fund Drive. In her free time, Cara loves being outside to enjoy the seasons and surrounding herself with all the brilliant people in her life.
Cara Orsini
Assistant Market Coordinator
cara@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680
Mother of two, Carole-Anne holds a degree in Agronomy from McGill University. She chose urban agriculture as a way of improving people’s quality of life through the creation of edible spaces in cities. In her free time, she enjoys mountain treks and, surprise, gardening!
Carole-Anne Lapierre
Project Coordinator for Ça pousse!
projets.capousse@depotmtl.org
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Cory is our part time intake worker – she juggles and contorts to support participants, volunteers, and staff on service days. As a recovering business owner/operator, she loves walking to work to be part of the dream Depot team!
Cory Horowitz
Intake Worker
cory@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680
Daniel is interested in innovative solutions to social problems and believes meaningful collaboration is the key to success. Prior to coming to The Depot, he worked as a consultant for social economy projects in Montreal and abroad. He loves to travel, but maybe a bit less these days since it involves an absurd amount of luggage for his growing family.
Daniel Rotman
Executive Director
direction@depotmtl.org
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Dahlia coordinates the weekly community meals at the Depot. Creating delicious, healthy meals for everyone is her way of sharing her passion for all things food. In her spare time, Dahlia loves nothing more than to lose herself in a good book, however, she is content just to garden, knit, spoil her cats, or share a meal with friends.
Dahlia Chan Tang
Interim Community Chef
chef@depotmtl.org
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Daniel has worked in food security for nearly 10 years. Experienced in logistics and interested in social inclusion, Daniel supplies and organizes The Depot to provide for the kitchen’s meals and the 400 emergency food baskets distributed each week. His passions include stouts and hiking in national parks.
Daniel Roy
Food Sourcing and Distribution Manager
distribution@depotmtl.org
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James is on leave until Spring 2019. Dahlia Chan Tang is his replacement during this time.

James is the community chef with The Depot’s community meal program. He oversees the production of over 400 meals a week made by volunteers. James came to The Depot after a decade of work in the industry, from hotels to catering, and has experience in a wide array of different types of cuisine. His passion is food made with anything you grew yourself.

James Barrington
Community Chef
chef@depotmtl.org
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Jen is on leave until Fall 2019. Vivian Ly is her replacement during this time.
Jennifer Brennan
Nutrition Coordinator & Community Kitchens Coordinator
cuisine@depotmtl.org
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Julie is on leave until Spring 2019. Wynanne Bindon is her replacement during this time.
Julie Kourakos
Volunteer Coordinator
benevolat@depotmtl.org
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With a decade of experience growing urban agriculture and food security initiatives, Kim contributes planning, operational and evaluation support to the Depot’s programs. She is passionate about food’s capacity to connect us to each other and the environment, and how it reflects culture and politics. In a parallel life Kim is a painter with a passion for music, cooking, gardening, biking and travel adventures.
Kim Fox
Director of Programming
programmation@depotmtl.org
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Lauren works behind-the-scenes to make sure our gardens, garden workshops, and Ça pousse! social business all grow and thrive. She’s been involved in urban agriculture in NDG for almost a decade and believes in the power of connecting with our food and environment. She’s also passionate about underwater basket-weaving and leads snorkelling expeditions to educate people about this rare art form.
Lauren Pochereva
Ça pousse! and Urban Agriculture Manager
capousse@depotmtl.org
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Marguerite has had several careers in rural development, international cooperation, capacity development and training.  She gets a kick out of community development. Now, at The Depot, she carries out functions in administration, finance and human resource management.  
Marguerite Kinfack
Administrative and Financial Coordinator
office@depotmtl.org
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Melanie works behind-the-scenes and on-the-ground organizing, planning, grocery-shopping, animating and bike-trailering around the city for the NDG Boîte à Lunch Program, with much support from Beccah Frasier and their team of super-star facilitators.
Melanie Booth
Boîte à Lunch NDG Coordinator
melanie@depotmtl.org
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Mona has been passionate about communities and the environment for about as long as they can remember. They worked in architecture, academia, international development and community organizing before coming to The Depot, where they produce a constant stream of posters and flyers and get worked up over consistent comma usage.
Mona Luxion
Communications Coordinator
communications@depotmtl.org
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Nadège likes getting her hands dirty and getting people excited about growing food as a means of becoming autonomous. As a basic necessity, she believes growing food should be general knowledge for everyone and that fresh produce should be accessible and affordable. When Nadège is not in the collective gardens she spends time planting in the Verdun Greenhouses and on a collective farm in Laval.
Nadège Zaghdoudi
Collective Garden Facilitator
nadege@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680
A former member of the Cantaloup garden and NDG resident, Nancy recognizes the value of healthy food systems and has a strong connection to the earth and the community. She brings strength and enthusiasm to our team.
Nancy Mainville
Collective Garden Facilitator
nancy@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680
Believing that our society needs a revolution, Nicolas does his part by furthering the Depot’s mission and strengthening local distribution networks within our communities. When not selling fruits and vegetables, he takes care of his family, drinks apple juice and daydreams about being a pop singer.
Nico Braesch
Market Coordinator
marche@depotmtl.org
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Olivia has been facilitating nutrition and cooking workshops for kids and teens with Boîte à Lunch for the last year, and loving it. She also enjoys attending live music shows around the city, and discovers new Montreal bands in her time off.
Olivia Kelner
Boîte à Lunch NDG Assistant Coordinator
olivia@depotmtl.org
514 483 4680
Philippe is our Ça pousse! sales and outreach person. When not spreading the word about the benefits of urban agriculture or sharing a delicious meal with friends and neighbours at the Depot’s programming space, Philippe is probably at home in the darkroom or brewing a mean kombucha.
Philippe Teixeira St-Cyr
Ça Pousse Sales and Outreach
ventes.capousse@depotmtl.org
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Susan collaborates directly with Depot participants, volunteers and staff – building community, animating programs, sharing resources, making referrals and giving individual support around food insecurity and other issues. When not visiting her home planet, she hangs out in the woods dancing with the flower fairies and tree elves.
Susan Munro
Support and Referral Coordinator
outreach@depotmtl.org
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Vivian is a registered nutritionist and recent M.Sc. graduate from McGill University. Her love for food stems from childhood adventures in the kitchen with her grandmother. Now at The Depot, Vivian works to coordinate cooking and nutrition workshops, in hopes of connecting people from diverse experiences through healthy and delicious foods. In her spare time, Vivian is exploring new cafés and baking mug cakes.  
Vivian Ly
Interim Nutrition Coordinator
& Community Kitchens Coordinator
cuisine@depotmtl.org
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Wynanne was a long-time volunteer at The Depot before filling in as interim Volunteer Coordinator. Her background is in sales, marketing and working with large teams. She is passionate about healthy food for all…and although her body is a temple she has been known to lease it out to demons for special events.
Wynanne Bindon
Interim Volunteer Coordinator
benevolat@depotmtl.org
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Believing in the power of agriculture as a big step towards a more self sufficient community, Xavier has been committed to gardening since a young age. His studies in ecology, permaculture and horticulture got him looking for balance between new discoveries and older knowledge, whether it’s concerning agriculture or social justice. When not in a garden, Xavier is either writing poetry or making music.
Xavier Amodeo
Production Garden Coordinator
xavier@depotmtl.org
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Food Skills Facilitators
Anahita Oveisi, Anne Desrochers, Catherine Clément-Dumas, Clara Tessier, Dahlia ChangTang, Emmanuelle Aïsha Taillon-Sparkes, Fiona McAuliffe, Jérémy Marcotte, Lauren Aghabozorgi, Lina El Mounji, Melanie Auger-Zivic, and Sonia Michaelson
Our Food Skills Facilitators are a committed group of chefs, nutritionists, teachers, and students who have in common their passion for cooking and sharing healthy food with our community members. You’ll find them running the show in all our Community Kitchen and Boîte à Lunch workshops!
Ça Pousse! FacilitatorsOur Ça Pousse! team works hard to build new gardens and offer workshops and garden sessions to students, seniors, and the Montreal community at large. Through our Ça Pousse! projects we improve the urban ecosystem, promote health and wellness, and use the power of growing food to connect people to their environment and each other.