Regional Coordinator for Western Region, Northern Peninsula & Labrador
This is Natasha’s second year working with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador (KESFNL) and as the Regional Coordinator for Western, Northern Peninsula & Labrador, Natasha works closely everyday with her 79 Kids Eat Smart (KES) Clubs to ensure that they have the necessary guidance and support needed. Applying her skills and knowledge of the region she covers, Natasha assists each of her KES Clubs with everything from volunteers, menus, funding, and equipment to ensure they are successful each day. Natasha takes great pride knowing that she is helping achieve the vision of KESFNL – “That every school aged child in Newfoundland and Labrador attends school well nourished to be ready to learn.”
Natasha holds a diploma in Tourism/Business Management from Keyin Technical College and is always looking for ways to improve her education and experience to apply to her position with KESFNL. Natasha has a Food Safety Training Certificate from Traincan Campus, and Emergency First Aid/CPR from St. John Ambulance. Natasha’s many years of experience working in the non-profit and business sectors, along with her regional knowledge, are assets she brings to her role with KESFNL.
When out in her regions, Natasha takes every opportunity to speak with businesses and groups and attend events to promote KESFNL. Since she began her position with KESFNL, Natasha has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit many KES clubs in action and to help serve breakfast to many children. Natasha has volunteered with many organizations over the years such as Rotary, festivals, Chambers of Commerce, boards, etc. and she recognizes the importance of supporting and giving back to communities.
Building strong relationships with schools, the volunteers, communities, and many sponsors motivates Natasha to continue to do her part to ensure that children have access to a healthy breakfast each morning at school.
Natasha loves the great outdoors and takes advantage of every opportunity to be outside. Whether its snowmobiling, hiking, walking, camping, or boating she enjoys activities that get her out exploring. She also took up gardening two years ago and loves the fact that she can grow her own food for her family right in her backyard!