Meet the 2020-2021 Executive!
Stephanie Fletcher, President
Stephanie is ecstatic to serve as President in her final year of her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree! She grew up on a small beef hobby farm just outside of Caledonia, ON where her love for agriculture started. Stephanie is looking forward to welcoming the incoming & returning Aggies back to campus and is excited to see everyone’s OAC spirit!
Owen Ricker, Vice President of Internal Affairs
Owen is in his fourth year of Agricultural Science at Guelph. He grew up on a poultry and cash crop farm which sparked his interest in pursuing agriculture in his post-secondary education and he hasn’t looked back. He is very excited to bring back all the in-person Aggie events that he has experienced during his time at Guelph to show the students of the OAC how much fun it is to be an Aggie!
Maggie Durnin, Vice President of External Affairs
Maggie is in her 3rd year of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program, majoring in Crop Science. She comes from a cash crop farm near Lucknow, ON and is a third-generation Aggie. Maggie has held the President position for the OAC 2024 executive for the past two years and is looking forward to this new role with SFOAC. She is excited to plan some great events for OAC students and see everyone participating in Aggie traditions this year!
Joel Denstedt, Chairperson
Joel is entering his fourth year in Agricultural Science majoring in Animal science. He is from a beef, goat, sheep and cash crop farm near Listowel, Ontario and has been taking on a larger role within the farm. Joel is very excited for his final year and to meet all the incoming students as well as help pass on aggie traditions.
Joe Rastapkevicius, Treasurer
Sarah Danen, Secretary
Sarah is entering her 4th year as a 2023 Coyote studying Agriculture Business. She grew up on a dairy farm just outside of Tavistock, ON. Sarah enjoys participating in her local Junior Farmers and 4-H clubs. She also enjoys step dancing and music. She is excited to keep people informed on upcoming events and opportunities in the OAC and is looking forward to meeting new people!
Maggie-Jo Hickson, Public Relations Representative
Maggie-Jo is entering her 4th year as a 2023 Coyote studying Agricultural Science, majoring in Honours Agriculture. She grew up on her family dairy farm in Oakwood, ON, in the City of Kawartha Lakes, where they also keep a herd of Hereford cattle. Her favourite part of the OAC is the opportunity to learn about the industry she is passionate about in a welcoming, fun, family environment! Maggie-Jo is excited to welcome all the new OAC Aggies to the college and help them, current and past Aggies feel the Aggie Spirit through public outreach!
Kelly Ruigrok, CSA Representative
Kelly is entering her 4th year of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree, majoring in Crop Science. Originally from Dunnville, ON she grew up in a small farming community and discovered her passion for agriculture through 4H and working at her local feed mill. Kelly loves being a part of the OAC for the welcoming atmosphere to network with fellow students, alumni, and faculty. This is her first year on SFOAC and is thrilled to representing the student body on the CSA.
Corine Bateman, B.Comm Representative
Corine is a fourth year Food and Agricultural business student in the Co-op stream. She is originally from Elmvale Ontario and has been involved in 4H there since she was little. On campus, she is involved in the CAMA marketing team and College Royal. After school, Corine hopes to work in agricultural banking and get to work with producers across the province. This year, Corine is looking forward to planning the Goodtimes banquet in January where she hopes to see you all there in good Aggie Spirit!
Karen Reymer, B.Sc. (AGR) & SRM Representative
Karen is in her third year of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Crop Science. She is from a cash crop farm in Aylmer, ON. Karen looks forward to meeting more OAC students this year!
TBD, Environmental Sciences Representative
Honisha Sen Balloo, Food Science Representative
Honisha Balloo is from a small island called Mauritius, which is found in the Indian Ocean. She is currently going into her 2nd year of the Food Science program. She has always been interested in the food industry; without forgetting that this is indeed part of the human basic needs. Honi is looking forward to representing the Food Science Club at the SFOAC.
Rachel Chater, BBRM Representative
Rachel is in her fourth year of the Bachelor of Bio-Resource Managament (BBRM) degree, majoring in Equine Managament and minoring in Agriculture. She grew up in Collingwood, Ontario. Although she did not grow up in a farm environment, her interest in agriculture and the equine industry began at a very young age while volunteering with a livestock rehabilitation facility near her home. This is Rachel’s second year on the SFOAC executive and she has previously and continues to be exceedingly involved on multiple executives and clubs within the college and university. Rachel looks forward to increasing the engagement of the BBRM student and faculty community in all the memorable OAC experiences.
Chloe Lye, Landscape Architecture Representative
Chloe is in her third year of the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program at the University. She is a sixth-generation farmer, coming from a small cattle farm in the village of Coldwater, ON. She loves combining art and nature in landscape architecture and is looking forward to representing her program in the SFOAC.
Max Spolsky, Turfgrass Management Representative
Caitlan Lim, Animal Biology Representative
Caitlan is in her second year of the Bachelor of Science, Animal Biology program. She is an international student coming from Singapore. She loves music, art, food, and loves being around animals. This is Caitlan’s first time on the SFOAC executive, but she is very eager to be involved with the student body, especially since there would be more in person activities moving forward. Apart from SFOAC, Caitlan also works closely with ABSA, providing updates about the club’s activities.
Clayton McWilliams, Graduate Student Rep
Clayton is entering his second year of his masters program in the animal biosciences department. He grew up in Navan Ontario on his family farm where they cash crop and raise Belgian horses. He is looking forward to meeting more undergrad students and happy to answer any questions about grad school as an Aggie!
Katie Pynenburg, OAC 2023 Representative
Katie is in her 4th year of Honors Agriculture and a proud 2023 Coyote. From a dairy farm outside of Woodstock, Katie grew up with an interest in the agricultural industry. She is looking forward to racking up some spirit points with the 23s and excited to pass on the traditions of the OAC to the incoming years!
Ian Jamieson, OAC 2024 Representative
Ian is in 3rd Year Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Honours Ag. Ian grew up in Harriston Ontario and has spent much time helping on his grandparents’ farm where his interest in Ag started, as well as working at his local crop inputs dealer. He is ecstatic for people joining the OAC and looks forward to meeting everyone at this years events.
Carmen White, OAC 2025 Representative
Carmen White is in her second year of the Food and Agricultural Economics program. She grew up on a commercial cattle ranch in Southern Alberta where her love for all things ag was fostered. Carmen is excited to bridge the gap between the SF Executive and her graduating class, as well as being part of conversations that affect the OAC student body. This allows for transparent communication, and even more Aggie fun!!
Grant Barkey, OAC 2026 Representative
Grant is in his first year of agriculture science and plans on majoring in animal science. He grew up on a dairy farm in Oshawa Ontario. Grant has a passion for the dairy industry and especially showing dairy cows. Grant is looking forward to learning all of the OAC traditions and meeting other passionate people withing the agriculture industry.