Our team has a proven track record of leadership and execution in business, government, and retail. Our Chairman Michael Harcourt is the former Premier of British Columbia. Our CEO Darcy Bomford has three decades of experience as a leader in the pet product and consumer packaged goods industry. The True Leaf team has broad industry experience in finance, manufacturing, government relations and retail distribution. In addition, the marketing team brings deep knowledge and experience in branding, e-commerce and social and traditional media.
Michael F. Harcourt
Chairman - Mike Harcourt served as Premier of British Columbia 1991-96 and prior to that mayor of Vancouver. He helped the province earn its reputation as one of the most livable places in the world. After stepping down from politics, he was appointed by the Prime Minister to serve as a member of the National Round Table on the Environment and Economy. Order of Canada recipient.
Chief Executive Officer, Director - Three decades of executive management experience and a 30-year history of manufacturing pet products in three federally inspected plants throughout the USA and Canada. Highly adept at building brands through corporate vision, strategy and the successful development of relationships with team members and strategic partners.
Corporate Communications, Director - Kevin has spent the last 15 years in public markets focusing on company creation and capital raising. In that time Kevin has been a part of the successful completion of over 75 Million dollars in funding through networks in North America, Europe and Asia. Kevin’s drive and discipline have allowed him to navigate challenging business scenarios.
Dr. Chris Spooner
Chief Scientific Officer, B.Sc. ND - A Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Vernon B.C., he is a graduate of UVic and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is an adjunct faculty at UBC Okanagan, the University of Bridgeport, the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is regularly invited to lecture at colleges and medical conferences worldwide.
Chief Financial Officer, CPA - Former senior audit partner with Ernst and Young. 35 years of experience providing audit, accounting, taxation and general business advice to a wide range of clients. Significant experience auditing public companies and assisting with their initial public financing.
Logistics - A successful supply chain professional with over 20 years progressive experience in industry-leading companies managing large-scale operations and sophisticated logistics networks. Jeff’s expertise includes Production Planning, Purchasing, Warehouse Management, Inventory Control, Transportation, and Logistics.
IT & Web - With over 8 years experience in web design, technology, and interactive media, Dayton is an expert in creative concepts, conceptualization, design, creation, and maintenance of online services while problem-solving to improve efficiency and productivity with web-based automation.
Senior Sales - John has led a variety of successful teams throughout his career. His results have included year-over-year double-digit growth as well as dominant market share, and launching a new line of super-premium pet foods.
Executive Vice President - Tenzin has a unique multi-sector profile of leadership in the start up, corporate, government and non-profit sectors. Working in the Office of the Prime Minister, Tenzin was responsible for developing and implementing strategic policy and communications plans for multicultural communities and ethnic media. As a result, Tenzin was recognized as one of the top 60 influencing Canadian foreign policy. Queen's Diamond Jubilee recipient.
Public Relations, Consultant - Award-winning journalist and PR strategist recognized by the Vancouver Sun as one of the 20 most prominent British Columbians on the Internet. Formerly Western Editor of the Globe and Mail, Managing Editor of The Vancouver Sun and host of CBC’s Early Edition.
Quality Control Analyst - With 10+ years of experience in the pet food industry and a Masters in sniffology, Molly ensures top-notch quality throughout product lines by implementing extensive tests to meet or exceed requirements in product density, smell, and overall flavor. Molly is a crucial member of our team and also increases workplace morale through physical contact.
Data Security & Palatability Expert - A Seppala Siberian Sleddog with 7+ months experience as a pet food connoisseur, Griffin plays a role in identifying the balance between healthy and tasty. Specializing in fruits and vegetables, he ensures we meet the palatability needs of dogs everywhere. His skills in office data protection are also an asset, assisting in the shred and destruction of confidential and private office documents without the ridiculous operating costs of electronic shredders.
Sales Manager - Alisha has represented some of the world's largest brands in her 10+ years as a Sales Professional. She has extensive experience in the pet industry, and is forever fascinated by innovation, new trends and the emerging cannabis industry. With a passion for driving sales through education, sales support and great customer service, Alisha is here to help you get True Leaf products onto your shelves and into your customer's hands!
Regional Sales Manager - Kathy has been in the pet industry for over 25 years. She has worked with several manufacturer's building brands and exceeding sales quotas. Kathy excels in building and maintaining successful business relationships.
Regional Sales Assistant - Kaly spends her days riding shotgun with Alisha travelling the country sharing her love of True Leaf with every dog she meets. From dog-parks, to community events, to pet stores, Kaly can be found promoting the benefits of hemp for pets, and acting of a living example of how True Hemp is keeping this 10 year old Aussie running, playing, and as happy and healthy as ever.
Director - Mr. Toutant has more than 17 years of experience as an executive in the beverage and consumer packaged goods industries and is a recognized specialist in retailing. He most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of DAVIDsTEA, Canada’s largest specialty tea boutique, where he was responsible for the company’s growth in Canada, the United States, and around the world. He also led the company’s successful IPO to NASDAQ. Previously he served as President of Keurig Canada, where he accelerated growth through a strategic alliance with Keurig Green Mountain in the United States. He also headed Keurig's operations in the United Kingdom. Before that, he joined TC Global through the acquisition of Van Houtte and served as the Chief Operating Officer of its Canadian business unit. He also served as President of Reno-Depot, a chain of Canadian home supply stores, and was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), Quebec's liquor board.
Dr. Caroline MacCallum
Medical Advisory Board - Dr. MacCallum, MD, FRCPC, is an internal medicine specialist with a background in pharmacy and expertise in complex pain and cannabinoid medicine. Dr. MacCallum has extensive clinical training in the field of medical cannabis and has developed cannabinoid treatment plans for more than 2,000 patients. She has acted as a cannabis preceptor to a number of clinicians and has presented internationally on the topic. She is also a clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, associate member with the Department of Palliative Care, and provides inpatient care for the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Vancouver General Hospital.
Mr. Chisholm, a brand and innovation expert with more than 30 years of experience working with brands such as Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Vega, and Constellation Brands, will provide leadership within the True Leaf team, championing the development of multiple branded platforms and guiding the company’s overall innovation pipeline. Mr. Chisholm is Co-Founder and Innovation Director of True Leaf’s branding partner, Dossier, a team that has extensive experience developing commercially successful brands in the health and wellness industry.
BE A PART OF THE TEAMTrue Leaf is a dynamic, rapidly growing company. If you share our passion and values for quality of life for people and pets, send us your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.