The Team

The Executive

Benny Doro

Founder & President

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Benny Doro is a successful businessman with over twenty years of experience in venture capital, early stage financing, entertainment media management and financial payment software development.

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Mark Wright

COO

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A seasoned business professional with the ability and passion to take start ups and catapult them to the next level. Or to refocus struggling enterprises on what truly is important.

 

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Chrystle Williams

VP Quality Control / Operations

Experienced food prep e-commerce business woman with an eye for detail. Highly experienced hospitality professional ensuring kitchen high standards are met

Rafi Markarian

VP Finance  &

Business Development

Instrumental in financing the company by negotiating many of our partnerships. Previously Mr. Markarian has been involved in financing and negotiating for several high tech companies With over 35 years of financial experience. He continues to be a key partner in AYF and its ongoing growth.

Rae Anne McLaughlin

VP US Operations

25 years creating and implementing programs designed to support the most vulnerable of populations.  Her ability to connect with both clients and investors is by far her greatest skill set. Rae Anne has the extraordinary ability to think outside the box and get things done.

 

US Operations

Ann's love for the industry started 32 years ago as a restaurant owner.  Since then her innate attention to detail, communication, safety consciousness and love for serving her customers has kept her high up in the industry. 
Ann's talents and skills make her the perfect person to keep the front end flowing and an maintain an all-around happy team.

Linda Makaza

Digital Marketing

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Graduate from the University of Victoria with  over 5 years of experience managing digital marketing campaigns in various industries.

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Ann Lademann

Advisory Board

Robert Arthurs

Advisory Board Member

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Rob is an accomplished Senior Executive & Entrepreneur with more than 36 years of oilfield, success spanning clothing, cleaning, sporting events, food, & labor. As Senior Manager, Export Development Agri-Foods for the BC Ministry of International Trade, Rob is responsible for matching over 800 inbound Agri-food Intl buyers to BC companies and leading trade missions with hundreds of BC Agri-Food companies around the world.

Ian Tostenson

Advisory Board Member

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business executive recognized throughout British Columbia’s hospitality industry for 20+ years of business leadership in the wine industry, and prominent decision making influence at the government, business and public level.