Our Team & The South Pond Family
Many special people make South Pond Farms the magical place it is. My vision could never have been realized without their dedication. It began with my daughters’ friends and my friends’ children – some of those “children” are still working here at the farm – and grew to the amazing team I have here today. I cannot express how grateful I am for everyone, past and present, who has played a part in our success. I thank them every day for their hard work and commitment to my dream.
- Danielle French – Creative Leader
- Office Team
Deanna Bolton – Event Coordinator
Christine Briggs – Marketing and Special Events
Emily Burns – Customer Experience and Business Development
- Culinary Team
Riley Wanke – Chef
Dylan Smith – Pastry Chef and Baker
Cory Page – Sous Chef
Talen Collins – Kitchen
- Front of House
Mitch Collins – Front of House Manager
Sheena Campbell – Service Manager
Jarrod Craig – Farm Manager
Carlyle Apps – Special Projects and Sustainability Manager
Ellen Sweeney – Gardener
- Andrea Andringa – Decor Specialist
The Owner & Creative Force Behind South Pond. Danielle French takes pleasure in authentic, simple, artisanal food and is continually inspired by life in the country.Meet Danielle
Our General Manager. Carlyle is the eldest daughter of Danielle. She leads the project to incorporate sustainability into the South Pond strategy. She is also our systems developer, taking care of inventory management, purchasing, and analysis.
Our Wedding Coordinator & Product Sales Representative. Deanna loves country life and has experience in the hospitality industry. She is committed to ensuring all of the details of your special day are understood and executed.
Grace, Olivia, and Aubrey Rose
All Danielle’s daughters are involved in their own unique ways around the farm.
Grace, studying finance and math at McGill, lends her assistance in the office in brand development and financial strategies. Olivia, playing for the Canadian Women’s rugby team in Victoria, jumps in and helps in the kitchen or with Carlyle at the bar every chance she has when she is home. Aubrey Rose is the youngest sister and, as a guest once said to her, “she is the South Pond secret weapon!” She does a little bit of everything including running our farm-gate stand selling our farm flavours line, prepared foods, and fresh produce and flowers.
We're always looking for people to join the South Pond family!
We look for experienced individuals who have an interest in the service industry and are looking to learn about agritourism and the local food movement. Please contact Carlyle Apps for more information or to submit a job application. We look forward to hearing from you.Contact Carlyle