KYLA PIERIK, BSc. (Agr.) P.Ag.
Wine Sector Development Specialist
As a transition from her Business Development role at Perennia, Kyla is now leading the Wine Sector Initiatives Co-ordination and Implementation project at Perennia where she will work directly with the wine and grape sector to provide coordination and support for agencies and entities leading projects. She will be a main coordinating resource for wine related initiatives and provide strong committee leadership and support.
Kyla has worked in the agriculture and the agri-food sector for more than 25 years and was the 5th generation on her century family apple and certified strawberry plant farm. She worked in agricultural finance in all three Maritime Provinces and owned and operated a retail farm market which included fresh fruit and vegetables, a scratch bakery, gift shop and garden center. Her career later involved delivering a funding program for the federal government, working with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture in Halifax and most recently as the Business Development Team Lead at Perennia.
As a personal project she self-published (created, designed, marketed and distributed) a now two time Canadian bestselling cookbook.
Kyla has a BSc in Agricultural Economics from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (now Dalhousie – Agricultural Campus) has completed the Cultivate – Strategic Agricultural Leadership Course from the Richard IVEY School of Business, is a Professional Agrologist (PAg) and an Honourary Senator with the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture Senate Club.