Mr. Gregor has had a very successful career both nationally and internationally in business development, management, operations, sales and service training, construction planning and project management. He has worked as a director on the planning and development of Starfield Centre since before it’s inception. He’s from a family of horticulturists, as a youth spending his free-time landscaping in the family business.
Mr. Mesick has strong ties to agriculture, technology, and worldwide connections. Mr. Mesick holds the vision for Southern Alberta’s leadership in agriculture and Starfield Centre. Mr. Mesick has a cross sectional background in technology, agriculture, education, and finance. Mr Mesick is a member of the International Society of Horticulture Scientists and serves on several working groups for greenhouse economics.
Mr. Fossheim is an experienced researcher and scientist holding degrees in Molecular Genetics and Botanical Sciences from the University of Alberta. He has led academic lab-based research projects at U of A, cellular heart development, and Ocean University of China, fish pathogen virulence. In China, as a consultant, he designed $1.5M DNA testing facility for the food diagnostics lab, Sino Analytica. He has worked extensively as a corporate trainer, academic educator and writer.
Mr Mackenzie has been in the retail grocery business for over 26 years with the last 20 in an ownership position and is an avid environmentalist. He has extensive knowledge of the retail food business and the environmental issues which surround it from food waste and energy consumption to water footprint and pollution. Known as a team builder, he writes a monthly newsletter in which he often tackles global food issues and the environmental issues of today regarding food. He currently owns a grocery store and hobby farm and serves as President of the local Chamber of Commerce.