Our Management Team
Tom and Tamra Davison
There is no one more passionate, creative, determined and hardworking than Tom and Tamra Davison. As 3rd generation Davisons, the two have worked tirelessly together to bring their dream of Davison Orchards into fruition. They are our examples and leaders. Tamra oversees the retail and marketing while Tom oversees the farming, produce packing and apple juice production.
Bob and Dora Davison
2nd generation Davison, Bob and Dora have worked the Davison Orchard's soil their entire lives. They are the farm grandparents and can be found making treats in the bakery, on the Johnny Popper Tours, in the gardens or up at the animals. Come and ask Grandpa Bob to tell you a story or five!
Leah plays a crucial role in our marketing team working closely with Shane and Tamra to plan and execute our many special events. She contributes to all aspects of our Internet Marketing and writes most of our weekly newsletters. As a 4th generation Davison she knows every aspect of the business in and out and is passionate about farming, food and communicating that message to you.
A 4th generation Davison, Lance has dreamed of nothing else but farming. He (and his wife, Rachel) returned to the farm in 2012 after finishing a diploma in Horticulture from Olds College. As the Production Manager, he works closely with long time employee Mehmood and is excited about growing fruit and veg bringing new innovation and energy as a young farmer.
Kevin is married to Laura, a 4th generation Davison, and joined our farm full-time in 2012 . With a background in mechanical engineering, he is our family farmer-in-training and serves every area as our 'solutions provider'. There is no tractor, computer or broken piece of equipment he cannot fix! You can also find Kevin organizing our apple fundraiser program, in the Produce Barn or driving the tractor for our Johnny Popper Tours.
A 4th generation Davison, Laura joined the farm full time in 2011 after completing a degree in Business Administration from Okanagan College. She is the Director of Retail Operations but you might find her baking pies in the bakery with Jenn and Erin, working in the market or upstairs in the office. She loves the diversity of her job and having the opportunity to work with such a great team of managers.
Lorraine's hard work and administration keeps our Gift Shop shelves full and looking good. She is the Gift Shop manager and organizes the inventory of our Specialty Foods section as well. She works closely with Dave, Nicki and Lyla, our team providing free samples to taste everyday! She is the one to thank for the delicious samples and knows our products in and out!
Passionate about delicious food and making that food from scratch, Raelene is our Foodservices manager and keeps us all well-fed and happy. Raelene oversees the Café and Preserve Production and coordinates all the extra food for festivals and special events. We are all challenged to keep up to the fast pace Raelene works at.
Del's strength is team leading and building. She is our Retail manager and motivates her staff to become "DAY MAKERS" in our market and retail areas. She oversees all the staff in the market and demonstrates to them about how to be proactive about seeing the needs of our customers and ensuring everyone's experience at Davison Orchards is a memorable one.
Joanne is our Office Manager and we have her to thank for keeping the whole farm running smoothly! Her strength is organization and she manages to keep the office and the rest of the farm prepared during the busiest of seasons. Joanne shares the office duties with Cindy our bookkeeper and together they manage the bookings and registrations for school and group tours, and all kinds of special events.
'No team is a team with out back-up support. We need a great team behind each of our leaders and could not be on top of the all the things we do without them. Our staff all work hard and yet find time to serve our customers with great care and a friendly smile. We truly appreciate each and every one of them!'
- Tom and Tamra Davison