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SHDL is in the process of building an industrial hemp decorticator that will process regionally grown hemp stalks to produce high quality hemp fibre and hurd

Our Team

Avis Gagne

Avis Gagne

Chief Executive Officer

Avis, along with her husband and business partner, built and operate a successful heavy construction/trucking business which has served the region for 30 years. 

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Dan Labrecque

Dan Labrecque

Director Operations

Daniel is the president and owner of Dan the Stickman Ltd., a McLennan Alberta company that manufactures high quality stake and lath for clients across Western Canada.

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Diane Chiasson

Diane Chiasson

Director Sales & Marketing

Diane moved to the Smoky River Region in 2001 to pursue a job opportunity. Shortly after
arriving, she bought a real estate brokerage.

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Normand Boulet

Normand Boulet

Director Agricultural Operations

Normand and his wife Rita own and operate Boulet Family Farm Ltd, a mixed grain operation near Donnelly, run on land previously owned by Norms’ parents.

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Frank Côté

Frank Côté

Director Quality Control

Frank was born and raised in Donnelly, a community within the Smoky River Region. His family has been farming within the area for over 100 years.

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Our Advisors

Darcy Boisvert

Darcy Boisvert

Agronomy

Mr. Boisvert was born and raised on a grain farm near Girouxville Alberta. As a teenager he worked for the Smoky River Agricultural Society and SARDA Ag Research.

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Scott Exner

Scott Exner

Legal

Mr. Exner has extensive involvement in the agricultural industry and has been active in securing legislative change to promote growth and development in value-added agribusiness.

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Trevor Pizzey

Trevor Pizzey

Engineering

Mr. Pizzey is a gold medal graduate in industrial engineering who grew up on a seed production farm.

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Steve Banks

Steve Banks

Transportation & Logistics

Steve Banks is a supply chain solution expert with 18 years of experience working with clients to develop solutions that cost effectively meet their needs.

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Partners

SRRED & CDEA are working with us to develop
the Hemp industry in the Peace Region.