Nadine’s love of non-profits began when she was pursuing her Environmental Studies degree at the University of Waterloo and working with environmental non-profits during the summers. After completing her degree she got a job at a large event as a Volunteer Coordinator, where her position required her to recruit and manage over a 1,000 volunteers for a 9-day multi-cultural festival. After that she worked at other large events as Volunteer Coordinator and Event Coordinator, often recruiting and managing over 500 volunteers and organizing multiple entertainers on several stages. While pursuing her Masters of Environmental Studies at York University, she continued to study non-profits and concentrated on Non-profit Management and Community Involvement, writing her thesis on the motivations of episodic volunteers. After completing her graduate degree she became the Executive Director of the Compost Education Centre in Victoria. The Compost Education Centre teaches children and adults fundamental practices of sustainable urban agriculture, including how to compost, grow food, harvest rainwater, manage bee houses, and other associated practices. Using a demonstration site, multiple public events, extensive school programs, a small retail shop, and an informational hotline, the Compost Education Centre reaches thousands of people each year. During her time there, Nadine worked closely with the community, board, volunteers, and staff to raise awareness of organic urban agriculture. Nadine recently moved back to Saskatchewan from Victoria and is filling her time exploring the prairies with her two small children and husband. Nadine is enjoying learning about rural organic agriculture and is excited to plan 2016 Conference and Tradeshow.