About OLA

The Ontario Lavender Association has a key mandate of supporting and developing the Ontario Lavender sector, with the following objectives:

• Set a vision for lavender producers and processors in the province
• Create a network for information sharing and project collaboration
• Promote and brand the Ontario Lavender Association
• Actively advocate for the benefit of lavender growth and development

Learn about the benefits of becoming a member of the Ontario Lavender Association.



Board of Directors

2017 Board of Directors

Name Business Email Position Period of Term
Jan Schooley Apple Hill Lavender schooleyjan@gmail.com Chairperson 2016/17 – 1st
Anita Buehner Bonnieheath Estate Lavender info@bonnieheathestate.com Vice-Chairperson 2017/18 – 1st
Melissa Schooley Raging Bowl Pottery melissa@ragingbowlpottery.com Public Relations Officer 2017/18 – 1st
Cindy DeKroon Sweet Sense Lavender cynthiadekroon@gmail.com Membership 2017/18 – 3rd
Christel von Englebrechten Christel Lake Lavender christel.lake.lavender@gmail.com Secretary 2017/18- 2nd
Petra Buttner Black Lightning Horses info@blacklightninghorses.com Treasurer 2017/18 – 1st
Kevin Beagle Weir’s Lane Lavender weirslanelavender@gmail.com   2017/18 – 2nd
Mike Binns Mikel’s Lavender Oasis mikelslavenderoasis@gmail.com   2017/18 – 2nd
Sietse Elsinga Frisia Flora Greenhouses sietse@sympatico.ca   2016/17 – 1st
Samer Farah Fallwood Farm fallwoodlavenderfarm@gmail.com   2016/17 – 1st


2017 Resource Members
Melissa Pilon, melissa.brink@gmail.com Board Administrator
Sean Westerveld, sean.westerveld@ontario.ca OMAFRA

2017 Committees
Membership Committee
Events and Education Committee 
Research and Development Committee 
Communications and Marketing Committee 
Funding Committee