MEET THE YFT TEAM
Send Roland an email:
Roland Poirier, Nutritionist
President, You Feed Them Inc.
President, Nutra-Fix Inc.
Roland shares his passion for farming and natural health solutions both in his business and in developing countries.
As a past President of a Future Farmers of America local chapter, Roland believes strongly in education, leadership training, and hands on vocational training as taught by the FFA, in order to create sustainable business development.
Together with his wife Theresa, they have three driven and successful adult children, Jessica, Rolie and Julia. Roland’s hobbies include hunting, hiking, canoeing, and spending time in his maple sugar bush. Leading international missions as well as serving his local church as one of the worship leaders, are important to Roland in order to continue building relationships and growing in faith.
Send Theresa an email:
Secretary, You Feed Them Inc.
Secretary/Treasurer, Nutra-Fix Inc.
Theresa’s experience in the high tech sector, as an Executive Assistant, Office Manager and Web Master has provided her with the skills needed both in her business, and her personal life.
In business, Theresa and her husband Roland, own and operate “Nutra-Fix Inc.”, providing probiotic supplements to customers in Canada and the US. Theresa handles the office and computer work for the company.
In her personal life, Theresa’s training and experience is helpful in assisting YouFeedThem as Secretary. Theresa also enjoys serving in her local church, and also plays keyboard on the Worship Team. In addition to spending time with her family, Theresa enjoys social get-togethers with friends, crocheting, dancing, traveling, and spending time in nature.
Vice-President, You Feed Them Inc.
Retired sub-station electrician from Hydro Ottawa
Married for 38 years to his wife Dianne, Bob is father to 3 married daughters and grandpa to 6 adorable grandkids. Bob’s life is full, the original “Bob the Builder” and a MacGyver at heart, he is always giving a helping hand or fixing something that is destined for the landfill.
After meeting the Poiriers a few years ago and seeing all that has been accomplished with You Feed Them, Bob felt called to become more involved with the organization.
With the skills he acquired while working on his Uncle's farm many years ago, Bob could see the benefits of introducing sound farming practices that have already seen incredible results in one of the local Villages in Kenya. Encouraging such practices and applying new ones will enable the local villagers to become self-sustaining, as well as bringing wholeness to the village itself.
The idea of small businesses run through the local Future Farmers organization would further the ability of the village becoming even more independent. Anything that Bob has learned through trial and error and years of life experience, he is excited to share with the people he meets.
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Director, You Feed Them Inc.
Jill is a wife, homemaker and mother to 4 grown children. She also has 3 grandchildren and a special needs foster daughter.
Jill’s past ministry experience includes: teaching in a Christian school, editing books, children’s ministry, youth ministry, Ladies’ ministry and leading worship.
Jill, together with her husband Sylvain, spent a number of months living and working in a rural island location in Guyana, South America. She and her husband also engaged in bringing much needed aid to aboriginal people in Canada’s north.
Jill is confident of God’s call on her life to “go wherever He sends her” and has a desire to do His will wherever and whatever that may be! She has a deep passion to help and encourage people - especially widows and orphans - by sharing her own personal testimony and bringing God’s Word of love and restoration.
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Send Uwe an email:
Treasurer, You Feed Them Inc.
Owner & Operator, Three Loos Farms
Uwe operates a progressive 95-cow dairy and cash crop operation with his wife Stacy, his son Byron, and daughter-in-law Sara.
Together, Uwe and Stacy have raised four children; Shayla, Veronica, Byron and Miranda. They are also currently enjoying their 8 grand children.
Uwe enjoys travel, art collecting, and creating new relationships with the people he meets.
Uwe and his son Byron place great emphasis on “thinking outside the box.” They have been growing and feeding hydroponic barley to their cows for 8 years and have seen many benefits. They have also used a revitalizer on the farm, which has increased the nutritional value of crops grown while also improving the vitality of the soil. Uwe hopes to bring that type of thinking to You Feed Them as a member of the Board.