Stephen Evans has lived in the Fraser Valley for the past 25 years. Since 1994, Stephen has worked in the field of Employment Services and Business Development Supports. Having worked as a Self-Employment Program Coordinator/Business Analyst for Community Futures, before moving on to managing several employment assistance programs, Stephen has acquired extensive experience within the employment counselling and business coaching fields. Stephen is also self-employed and has worked as an independent fruit broker. In addition, Stephen has managed a large processing business for more than five years selling locally grown food within the global marketplace. Stephen’s passion for the micro-enterprise agri-foods industry has provided him with specialized expertise within the fields of food production and human resource management. Stephen received his Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies from the University of Cape Breton (with distinction) and a Diploma in Applied Arts (Community Development) from the College of the North Atlantic.