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Fort St. John Store Staff Bios
Debby has worked at Homesteader Health Foods for 15 years, where she hangs out in her office doing orders and other office work. She loves her job and the great people she works with. In her other life, her passions are photography and music.
Joan began her beloved Homesteader job in 2002. Some things she loves are her skipping rope, her guitar, singing, and writing. Joan also loves teaching health and nutrition and meeting and serving the fine customers of Homesteader.
Julie is currently studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. Her passion is health and the environment, but she also loves animals and enjoys spending time in nature. She is excited to help and inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle with awareness of how lifestyle choices impact their health and the environment.
Marlene has been with Homesteader Health for many years. She enjoys eating good food, and working with good food – which makes her long-time role in the produce department a perfect fit! She loves to ensure the produce is ordered, put out, and maintained with care so that you get the freshest veggies and fruits possible! In her spare time, she really enjoys a good walk to get her legs pumping and her lungs full of fresh air.
Owners - Steve and Trish Brousson:
Steve and Trish have been in the health food and supplement industry their whole lives. Steve has a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in both accounting and management, and he is also a Registered Nutritional Consultant Practitioner (RNCP). Trish has coursework in Homeopathy and much life experience in vegetarian cooking. With Steve’s business degree and the combined interest in healthy lifestyle, Steve and Trish opened Homesteader Health Foods in Fort St. John in 1989.
Annie has been with Homesteader Health Foods since 1999. Over the years she has gained experience in many areas, including women’s health, food sensitivities, ADD in children and other mental health challenges.
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Angela has been with Homesteader Health Foods since 2003. She is a wife and mother of 3. Angela’s passions are healing with whole foods, being in nature and lifelong learning.
Cindy has been with Homesteader Health Foods since 2005. During this time she has completed the Applied Nutrition Course, and has gained much knowledge over the years, especially touring many of our supplier’s facilities. Cindy enjoys eating a diet full of colourful fruits and vegetables, and loves to be outdoors in God’s Sunlight.
Connie has been employed with Homesteader Health Foods for 7 years. She has had many wonderful experiences through educational trips, applied nutrition courses etc. She loves the health food industry and certainly the Homesteader Health Foods family.
Debi has worked at Homesteader Health Foods since 2001. She feels it is a way of helping people, giving back, making a difference and in this way, she is fulfilled and happy to be part of the Homesteader Health Foods family.
Evelyn’s first passion was raising her children – a gift that began her interest in leading a healthy lifestyle. She is always here to listen to your concerns and help guide you in the best direction with the knowledge she’s acquired through her many years in the wellness industry. She also enjoys connecting with you and helping you through the sharing of her life experiences and the lessons she’s learned along the way.
Some of Leah’s favourite pastimes are spending quality time with family and close friends, and being outside in the great outdoors with her dog.
Maeghan has been with Homesteader since 2012. She greatly values the community that has been built into the business among coworkers and customers alike. While she spends most of her time in her upstairs office, you might see her downstairs from time to time. Her position at Homesteader allows her to do what she loves – to engage with interesting ideas about all areas of health, and to invite others into those conversations as well!
Meghan started her very rewarding career with Homesteader Health Foods in 2014. She has fallen in love with health and wellness. Meghan is a certified holistic nutritional consultant from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She absolutely thrives on working with the customers and maximizing people’s lives. She enjoys learning and teaching people about health. Meghan has a great love for food and enjoys cooking and has hopes of making a positive impact in the world through food!
Christine has been with Homesteader since 2006. Years of private study, webinars, and product training have given her a vast knowledge of the natural health industry, and she loves to share her wisdom and assist customers in any way she can. A mother of two fabulous kids, she enjoys hiking, her pets, and travelling.
Pat has been the purchaser at Homesteader for almost 3 years now. Though her background is in nursing - and later on in sales, she has to give credit to her 91-year-old mom who always had an interest in alternative medicine, and often helped family and friends with her suggestions. It was quite natural then for Pat and her siblings to follow in the same direction! Pat feels honoured to be part of the Homesteader family.
Sonya has been with Homesteader since 2013. During her time with us, she has completed the Alive Academy course on Natural Health Fundamentals to enhance her base of health knowledge and has also valued the education received in-store, and from touring our supplier’s facilities and organic farms. In the store, she enjoys working with organic produce, and you’ll often see her in the produce section.
Crystal came to Homesteader Health with a passion for whole foods, tea, and helping you to achieve natural, glowing skin from within! She enjoys nature, her family, and embracing health in every area of life. She also enjoys doing her whimsical sketch art, which she uses to create cards, colouring books, and more.
Lina has been with Homesteader for 5 years. She always enjoys learning something new and sharing her passion for health with others. Lina likes to spend her spare time reading, doing arts and crafts, hiking, gardening, and spending time with her family and her pets.
Eric enjoys nutrition, not just as a fad but as a lifestyle. Since he was diagnosed with celiac in 2014, he has been determined to take charge of his health and enjoys referencing Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC. Eric also enjoys baking, cooking, and employing healthy lifestyle choices.
Yvonne came to Homesteader Health with a consciousness of well-being that she’s lived with for most of her life. It is a journey that has taken her from looking at how the human body thrives with exercise, to knowing that we are amazing beings that can shine brightly, full of a zest for life - all by listening to our own bodies, living love, and giving ourselves what we need to thrive. She is grateful to live her passion at Homesteader!
Prince George Store Staff Bios
Homesteader welcomed me into “the family” in early 2013. Since then I’ve enjoyed utilizing my management and marketing and problem-solving skills in the office. On my days off you can find me with my husband hitting the highway on the motorbike, the mountains on the sleds, or the trails with the horses. Some days I just quilt or walk my Chihuahua though.
Cleo has been working at Homesteader Health for just over a year now, and it is her first job ever! Cleo loves helping customers at the till, keeping the store clean and tidy, and using her artistic skills to make lovely displays.
Cristy is new to the Homesteader Health team – though not so new to the health food industry, which is where she got her first job in the year 2000! Cristy loves learning about different products and supplements for mental and physical wellness. Outside of work, she enjoys sports, hanging out with friends and family, and being a cool auntie to her twin nieces.
Kathy Hart came out of retirement to join our team in August 2020, and has a wealth of knowledge after spending over 25 years in the health food industry. She became a chartered herbalist in 1996, through Dominion Herbal College. Since then, her continued desire for healing for all led her to many modalities, including aromatherapy, flower essences, homeopathy, body movement and breathwork. Her passion is creating the best possible health for all, working from an understanding of body, mind, and spirit health, as well as using food as medicine. Kathy loves the outdoors, kayaking, cross country skiing, and animals and is always seeking peace for the body, mind and soul.
Tanya started with Homesteader the beginning of 2022. She has a deep passion in natural healing by use of whole foods and supplementation. She is always excited to learn and share the amazing testimonies from the Homesteader community. Her favorite hobby is hanging with her children and grandchildren, along with camping, hiking, and paddle boarding.