Team AVA

Our Vancouver-based team are enthusiastic about everything from AI and tech wizardry to farming and helping things grow.

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Valerie Song, CEO

Valerie comes from a background of brand management and sales at blue chip consumer goods companies. She’s launched, marketed, and sold products from organic cereal to craft beer. She’s an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, women in STEM, and women in leadership.


 
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Chase Ando, COO

A future enthusiast interested in designing sustainable products at the intersection of nature, design & technology. Taking inspiration from biomimetics, molecular gastronomy and the human mind.

 
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James Smith, Dir. Marketing

James has been in the marketing and social media industries for over 10 years and loved it since day one.

Focusing on social strategy, community management, and content creation, his previous roles in the Digital departments of an interior design store chain and an organic food company have brought him to the best of both worlds as AVA’s marketing lead.