Our Staff

Dave Shambrock

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(204) 982-6372 Ext. 102

dave@foodbeveragemb.ca

Dave Shambrock helped create this organization and has stood at the helm ever since. He brings over 25 years of experience in leadership, strategic planning, not-for-profit management, marketing, product development and commercialization to his role as Executive Director – not to mention a passionate commitment to creating opportunities for our industry to succeed.

Prior to working with Food & Beverage Manitoba, Dave worked for the Province of Manitoba’s Economic Innovation and Technology Council. He held several positions as a food industry specialist and as the Council’s marketing director. Before leaving the public sector, he served as the Director of the Food Development Centre in Portage la Prairie, where he developed new networks and strategic partnerships with industry, university laboratories, and other R&D institutions.

Dave holds graduate degrees in Food Science and Business Administration and is a Certified Management Consultant. He has served on many national boards and committees, and is Chairman of the Canadian Food Innovators an organization that develops collaborative R&D projects for close to 2,000 companies from all regions of Canada.

Linda Bulka

Manager, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

(204) 982-6372 Ext. 105

lbulka@foodbeveragemb.ca

Linda is an experienced leader in instructional design and delivery, versed in identifying training programs to meet specific stakeholder training needs, along with contributing in research and implementation of industry best practices for the development and delivery of learning programs. Linda has been responsible for the assessments and identification of an organization’s training and development needs at various organizational levels and for the effective coordination of training and development programs within the organization.

She aims to bring learning, development, growth and fun to the workplace through her flare for local.

Linda MacDiarmid

Coordinator, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

(204) 982-6372 Ext. 104

linda@foodbeveragemb.ca

Since joining Food and Beverage Manitoba in 2011, Linda has put her background in quality assurance and process documentation as well as her love of local food to work for us by planning and implementing our training programs. She works closely with our members and partners to ensure our training program continually evolves to meet the ever-changing needs of the food and beverage industry.

Sabrina Kostakos

Manager, HUMAN RESOURCES

(204) 982-6372 Ext. 108

sabrina@foodbeveragemb.ca

Sabrina has been working in the Human Resources field for 7 years with a focus on various aspects of HR as it relates to the manufacturing and retail industries. Sabrina graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a degree in Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour and has also obtained the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Resolution.   Sabrina is currently working towards her CPHR designation and is an active member of the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba . Sabrina brings a vibrant and enthusiastic approach to the Human Resources field to ensure the local food and beverage industry continues to thrive.

Alana Holden

Coordinator, MEMBER ENGAGEMENT

(204) 982-6372 Ext. 101

alana@foodbeveragemb.ca

Alana Holden has worked in customer service relations and project coordination for over 15 years. She is a member of the Project Management Institute (both globally and locally) and is working towards her PMI designation. Her background in manufacturing and project management will prove valuable to local food and beverage collaborations, and her passion for food and supporting local businesses will be a great asset for the association.

Media Inquiries

All  media inquiries should be made to the Executive Director, Dave Shambrock.