The Team

Pleased to meet you! What started with a small seed of passion has grown into a community of dedicated chefs, foodies, and health-nuts. We are seriously really into healthy living and delicious food. You might even call us fanatical. But don’t worry, we’re just as zealous about sharing our passion, and we do so by curating delicious, quality, fresh ingredients to craft tasty and healthy meals you will enjoy. We work with highly experienced and creative chefs, and all of our meals are produced locally in state-of-the-art commercial kitchens, meaning your meals are prepared with expertise, love, and care.

Laura van der Veer

Director of Retail

Laura is the Director of Retail at Be Fresh. She’s an enthusiastic soul who’s always down for a chat. Whether it’s about proposing new products or vendors, job opportunities, business partnerships, regarding retail operations, or just building the Be Fresh community, Laura is THE one to talk to! In an alternate universe, she’s singing and dancing with Gene Kelly back on the set of Singing in the Rain (she can’t dance in this universe, unfortunately). She’s a traveler at heart, and her goal is to explore at least 75 countries in the world. She is known for her contagious energy and zest for life. Her team often describes her as the heartbeat of Be Fresh.

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Laura Darcy

SPUD Ambassador Program & Community Outreach Coordinator

Laura is the SPUD Ambassador Program & Community Outreach Coordinator at Be Fresh. She is always looking to collaborate with vendors, host events, take on community initiatives, discuss outreach opportunities, and fulfill any vision you want to bring to life with the help of Be Fresh. She prides herself on creating meaningful connections and relationships, and is a huge advocate for putting family first, related or created. She believes the most important question you can ask someone is “What’s your story?”


Megan Brown

Organic Acres Store Manager

Megan is the Store Manager at Organic Acres Market. She is always excited to answer any questions and receive any feedback regarding the store. Feel free to contact her to suggest any new products or vendors you think should be on the shelf at Organic Acres Market! When she’s not at the store, she’s running marathons… for fun.

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Shannon Cooney

Organic Acres Store Manager

Shannon is the Manager at Organic Acres. If you have anything at all, any comments or questions about the store, products, or service, contact her. She can also make your wishes come true; just tell her which new products you are eager to see at the store. You might also catch her sneaking bites of dark chocolates every now and then at work (we only allow it because dark chocolate is healthy for you). She also used to Dutch dance in wooden clogs as a child. But don’t ask her to perform for you.

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Anna Dmitrieva

Team Lead at Be Fresh Robert Lee YMCA

Anna is the Assistant Manager at Be Fresh, overseeing Robert Lee YMCA and Bentall IV Tower locations. She is passionate about anything Be Fresh. Anna is the person to contact for detailed inquiries on products, vendors, and how to become a part of the Be Fresh team! Although a skilled multi-tasker, she does admit to forgetting the little things. And that’s when she tells herself, “Don’t be such a Dory!” But feel free to reach her and she promises she won’t forget to respond.

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Inna Krasnova

Team Lead at Be Fresh Bentall

Inna is the Team Lead at Be Fresh Bentall location. She’s very knowledgeable about all of the products. She’s also the one to talk to if you want to make orders for Juice Cleanse from Juice Box, and anything catering related. Blessed with a fast metabolism, she has the luxury of being a foodie with uninhibited eating habits and never having to worry about gaining weight.

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Ivana Mlada

Operations Manager

Ivana is the Operations Manager at Be Fresh, coordinating day-to-day production orders and operations between all Be Fresh and Juice Box Local divisions. She is a walking encyclopedia of Be Fresh Grab and Go Prepared Food. Contact her for any dietary inquiries, from ingredients, nutrition content, restrictions, to packaging and labeling, as well as any wholesale inquiries, custom catering quotes or Meal Delivery Program. To fuel her busy schedule, you’ll never see her without a jug of kombucha and a pack of gum.

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Jason Wong

Kitchen Production Manager

Jason is the Production Manager at Be Fresh. He is the brain behind costing, food development, and product control of everything under the Be Fresh Local Market brand. Although you’ll rarely find him wearing colours—his closet is basically “Fifthy Shades of Black”—his work ethic is anything but dismal. He’s on a streak of having worked over 6500 days without having missed a single day of work. He’s a firm believer in leadership, and lives by the words “To Create. To Inspire. To Succeed.”


Jordan Kwan

Head Chef

Jordan is the Head Chef at Be Fresh. He’s the guy to talk to if you have any concerns of questions regarding the food, menu items, or ingredients. And if there are any ideas you would love to see come to fruition at the store, he’s all ears, always.


Min Wang

Delivery Manager

Min is the Delivery Manager at Be Fresh. He is your go-to contact if you have any delivery-related issues or concerns. Or even if you’re ever just lost somewhere in the city, feel free to call him for a rescue. He’s pretty much a human GPS. He’s also a huge poker fan and dreams of playing the World Series of Poker Main Event. Get in touch if you want to win–or lose–some money.


Keith Aikman

The Juice Box Ambassador

Keith is the Production Lead at Juice Box. Contact him for any information on Juice Box juices, cleanses, etc. Or looking to be a part of the Juice Box team? He’s the guy to talk to. If he doesn’t answer your call or return your email, he’s probably busy biking somewhere right now. Or hitchhiking across Canada. That actually happened. Ask him about it.

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Becca Koole

Graphic Designer at & Be Fresh

Becca is (one of the) masterminds behind anything creative for all SPUD brands:, Be Fresh Local Market, Organic Acres, and Juice Box Local. She is zealous in producing the best design content and always looking to collaborate. Talk to Becca for any inquiries or concerns regarding photography, logos, brand guidelines, or any general marketing and design materials. She might bust out an English accent every now and then, but she’s 100% Canadian.

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Peter Van Stolk

CEO of & Be Fresh

Adrienne Uy

CFO at

Adrienne is the Chief Financial Officer at SPUD. Don’t contact her unless you REALLY have to. Okay, no, but seriously, only ask her regarding corporate accounts or financial businesses. But she might not respond because she has an undying love for whiskey to handle her life as an adult baby sitter. When she laughs, the whole office can hear her, and she loves to play mean pranks. Watch out.