Meet our 2019 Board!
2019 RAS President
A Trent University graduate and has college diplomas in both Massage Therapy and Paramedicine. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and for the last 19 years has been happily employed by the City of Hamilton as a Paramedic. Jen has been a member of the RAS for 35 years and was honoured to receive the Ontario Volunteer Service Award in 2016. Jen lives in Ancaster, is married to Nick, and they have 2 wonderful children, Lindsay and Sawyer.
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
A University of Guelph graduate and works in labour arbitration. He joined the Society in 2007, is a two term Director and has been active in the Heavy Horse Section for many years. A lifelong resident of Flamborough, he lives on a Century Farm in the 2nd Con. with his fiancée Tracey. He is a former Chair of the Hamilton Conservation Authority and represented the Greensville area on Flamborough Town Council from 1988 until 2000. He was Flamborough’s last Mayor prior to amalgamation with the City of Hamilton.
Born on a dairy farm just outside of Rockton, 26 years old. I took Ecosystem Management at Sir Sandford Fleming College as well as Forestry at Sir Sandford Fleming, Worked in Parry Sound District as a Forestry Technician for 2 years performing tree marking, tree planting and timber cruising. Currently working for the Hamilton Conservation Authority at Valens Lake Conservation area as a Conservation Area Technician. My connection to the fair is I was born into a fair family and have been volunteering and helping out around the fair since I was old enough to do so. I was also the junior associate chairperson in 2012 and 2013. My hobbies include, angling, gardening, hiking, growing and learning about trees, hockey, canoeing, disc golf and being an outdoor and wildlife enthusiast. I also enjoy spending time with my wonderful fiance Kelly and dog Gordie.
Josh Santa Barbara
I have lived on my husband's family farm in this area for 34 years. That's not long, considering the farm has been passed down from generation to generation since 1856. I am retired now from my work in hospitals and a nursing home in Dietary Management. In the past, I have volunteered on the Board of Directors for a Toronto area food bank as well as many years helping new immigrants learn to speak English as a Second Language. You probably have seen me in the Hospitality Room at fair displaying all the wonderful goodies you have brought in to share with other volunteers... Thanks so much! My family looks forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you and your family this year again! God Bless you for your involvement in a wonderful cause!
Born and raised on a dairy farm in Troy, Ontario. 23 years’ old. Very involved at the local fairs showing a 4-H dairy calf; however, now graduated 4-H. Past Rockton School Fair and Junior Department exhibitor. Past winner of Rockton’s Champion Dairy Fitter Competition. Past Rockton Agricultural Society Junior Associate. Past Rockton Agricultural Society Scholarship Winner. Graduated the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Food and Agriculture in the spring of 2017. Currently sitting on the University of Guelph Alumni Association Board. Currently employed at TD Agricultural Services as an Agricultural Credit Analyst underwriting credit applications.Past South-Wentworth Queen of the Furrow Spare time is spent playing recreational soccer and traveling.
Born and raised on my family dairy farm in Troy, ON, agriculture has been a huge part of my life since my early days. I took Sociology and business studies at McMaster University, graduating in 2014. Currently I am working at TD as an Agriculture Analyst underwriting credit applications for local farmers. I have been involved in the fair for my entire life, as an exhibitor and volunteer. The Rockton Ag. Society has given me so much and I believe it is important to give back to your community. My hobbies include volleyball, soccer and travelling with my husband.