Leadership Team

The Mustard Seed

Leadership Team

Treska Watson

Executive Director

Treska was born and raised in Victoria. After school she pursued a career in hospitality on the West Coast in Tofino and then with Canada Post in leadership on the North Island and Sunshine Coast. It was always her goal to return to Victoria and give back to the city she loves. In 2019 she was able to make the switch from corporate to non-profit and she hasn’t looked back since. Bringing her love of people, strong communication skills and a passion to serve our community, Treska has found her place at the Seed. When not at work she can be found exploring this beautiful island we call home, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Clint Rose

Director of Finance

Clint Rose is proud to have worked as part of the Mustard Seed team since 2016. Having helped run a small family business, he brought to the Seed a passion for organizational efficiency and productivity, which he is able to translate into the faithful stewardship of the many resources the Mustard Seed is entrusted with, in service to those who need them most.

Emily Palimaka

Director of Food Security

Emily is proud to have been a part of the Seed community since 2014. She began as a practicum student in Guest Services but has served in several different departments over the years, finding a home at the Food Security Distribution Centre. Having the opportunity to move around has allowed her to gain a deeper care and understanding of the organization as well as build on her communication skills, creativity, love of community and helping others. Born and raised in Ontario, but an Island Girl since 2009, when Emily is not at work she enjoys downtime at home with her cats and her partner, learning a new craft, travelling, and curling up on the couch with a good book or movie.

The Board

Board of Directors

Neil Hanson

Heartha Hanson

Lynn Orr

Barbara Jones

Colin Mann

Peter Forbes