Director of Finance
Aaron Saks is the Director of Finance at West Coast Seeds. Attention to detail is at the heart of his role, and for this he is particularly passionate. Aaron has overseen the design of our online presence in an effort to make it more streamlined and user friendly. Always hard working, and always aiming to do the right thing, Aaron’s values are aligned with those of the company and our awesome team.
Purchasing & Production Coordinator
Mark Macdonald is a professional writer and photographer, holding the role of Communications Manager at West Coast Seeds. His passion for sustainable growing has earned him a reputation as an evangelist of organics. Mark has grown nearly all of the 1,000 plus seed varieties we offer, and shared his results in blog posts, web and catalogue entries, and articles for more than a decade.
As a professional artist and graphic designer, West Coast Seeds has introduced Uma to the world of gardening. It is a life long skill she wants to develop and share with friends and family. She tends one of the staff garden raised beds and has taken advantage of the experienced staff to ask gardening questions. Uma loves meeting our customers, from home gardeners to professional growers and has gained so much gardening knowledge that her life has changed.
In my job I am lucky to be visually creative and my primary skill set is to design our print pieces such as the Growing guides, seed packets, trade-show banners etc. My best soft skills are in supporting the collaborative spirit and teamwork structure we have here at West Coast Seeds.
I have a variety of short term and long term design projects always on the go, requiring input, review and/or approval from various people all over the company. I get to interact with all departments and see the many ways design supports the company. I could be working on an office form, business card, packaging for a new line of products, event posters, or infographics and I enjoy the diversity of projects.
When I’m not working I enjoy Spring and Summer gardening. Cooking is my go-to and so is acrylic painting.
I Iove creating fan art of my favourite movies and comic/game characters.
The personal mottos I live by are: “Don't put off what you can do today for tomorrow” and “Tomorrow is a new day.”
Inside Sales Manager
Customer Service Representative
Customer Service rep Erika Simms is a Vancouver native with a family history of gardening. Her love of the good things that come from the soil originated in her father’s gardening wisdom, and she hopes to pass this on to her two daughters. Says Erika, "I love my job at West Coast Seeds! My main roles are serving customers and overseeing the donation and fundraising programs. I also get a lot of satisfaction from working with members of our community."
Iliana Romero represents our Accounting Department. Her strong knowledge of customers, vendors, and coworkers informs her very high professional standards. She enjoys the working environment at West Coast Seeds, recalling that the friendly atmosphere reminds her of home.