“I want to give a big thank you to NatureFresh Farms for giving me the opportunity to be a part of such a great team and for giving all employees a chance to grow along with the company!”
Originally from Jamaica, Shirleen B. came to Canada as part of a contract work program in 2013. It was difficult at first because she had to leave her family behind, but our team encouraged Shirleen to keep working toward her goal. Shirleen has worked with us for the past 6 years, and she has experienced a lot of personal and professional growth within our company!
Starting out as a General Laborer, Shirleen has worked her way up in the company, holding Line Lead and now Production Supervisor positions: “It may take me a day, a month, a year, but eventually, I will achieve my goal! I believe in myself, and the only time I will fail Is when I stop trying. I don’t intend to stop trying, which means failure isn’t an option!”
In 2017, Shirleen was granted her permanent residency, and she was able to bring her family to Canada: “A big moment for me was reuniting with my kids after 4 years – I’m so happy to have them living here now. My daughter even spent some time with me and our Human Resources team at work – now it’s her goal to work with our Human Resources team!”
As a single mom, Shirleen believes her role in the community is to let other single moms know that they can do whatever they set their minds to – by sharing her story, she hopes to provide single moms with a light and encouragement to keep moving forward. Shirleen is also an avid church member and is very dedicated to her faith.
As a Production Supervisor at our Distribution Center, Shirleen is tasked with ensuring products are being packed correctly and shipping out in a timely manner. It is also expected that Shirleen helps create a team-oriented, friendly work environment – which is easy to do with her bright smile and positive attitude! Shirleen is one of our #GrowToPeople.