About Us

You have a great, unique product.

It doesn’t matter where you are in your timeline, whether you have a seed of an idea, your business is emerging, or you are focused on growth, you have one question in mind: How do I grow from here?

That’s where Good to Grow comes in. We have helped literally hundreds of companies launch, grow and expand products and brands both physically and geographically. With our business courses, coaching, mentoring and financial advisory services, we can meet you wherever you are in your business — and coach you to that next level.

Andrea Gray-Grant – Founder, Sales, Marketing and Operations Specialist

Andrea understands every step of a food processor’s journey — the detailed government regulations, the grocery store sector, bankers, endless hours of production, and the physical and emotional challenges of being an entrepreneur — which gives her strength in nurturing new and emerging food businesses.

One might wonder how she developed such a breadth of experience. Well, Andrea started in the natural and organic food industry more than 25 years ago. During her successful sales and marketing career, she launched products in every area of the store. And, managed sales forces — internal and external — across Canada and the U.S.

Andrea even launched her own idea — Tarragon Foods. Her emerging business built a manufacturing plant, and as part of her growth strategy she went on to manage and co-pack for other local food businesses.

Teaching, coaching and mentoring local BC food and beverage businesses was a natural fit for Andrea. And so, for more than 7 years, she has been fuelling her passion and momentum by helping hundreds of companies in realizing their dreams through her own experience as a food business owner and processor.

Meghan Carter – Marketing Manager

Meghan has a multidisciplinary background in environmental studies and sustainable business. She started as a volunteer for Good to Grow’s first ever From the Ground Up Trade Show in February 2019 and since then has grown into her role as Marketing Manager.

Her experience in community engagement, event planning, and research for the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors is foundational to her work supporting projects and coaching as well as organizing workshops, cohorts, conferences and trade shows for Good to Grow.

Meghan is passionate about local food – both eating it and helping food businesses grow! She is also interested in sustainability in business, hiking the North Shore trails, and volunteering with the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA).

Rachel Abma – Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Rachel is passionate about building community, facilitating responsible growth, and being a part of a team that strives to affect good change. She fell in love with the food and beverage industry through her decade of work in the service sector, coupling this experience with her education in Marketing Management.

⁠Rachel loves thoughtful curation and powerful storytelling. She adores living in Vancouver after growing up locally in the Fraser Valley and tries to soak up all the natural, culinary, and artistic delights the city has to offer. ⁠She is proud to be part of a unique and vibrant team and seeks to use her skills to empower local business in a profound way.

Megan Carey – Writing and Communications Specialist

Megan is a career communicator with experience in local government, non-profit and corporate settings. She’s a creative writer and storyteller with dexterity in managing and repurposing content across audiences and platforms. She is a project manager and strategist who thinks big picture while attending to every tactical detail.

Her newest addition to the resumé? Aspiring foodie. She’s happy to stretch her wide-ranging communications experience to a new industry as she learns and eats her way through BC local food culture, supporting inspiring entrepreneurs and local food businesses through Good to Grow.