Tracey Fredrickson

Agriculture Specialist

Originally from Vancouver, Tracey’s early career was as a journalist, marketer and business consultant in
the Lower Mainland and later the Okanagan Valley. Over the years, she has held various positions with
major publications, Chambers of Commerce and the Business Development Bank of Canada.

In 2002, Tracey began working with the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, based
out of Kelowna. For more than 15 years, she provided guidance and advisement to hundreds of
businesses in diverse sectors. Agriculture became her area of preference and she developed an award-
winning agricultural services program, which was recognized as a provincial best by the Union of BC
Municipalities.

Attracted to the region’s exceptional beauty and recreational opportunities, Tracey moved to Nelson in
2018 to become the Agriculture Specialist for the Basin Business Advisor Program. Since then, she has
taken great pride in the opportunity to help farms throughout the Columbia Basin grow and improve
their businesses.

Tracey takes a highly customized approach to helping each of her clients identify and address
challenges, plan, and realize new opportunities for their farm business. A nature lover, she embraces the
opportunity of meeting clients on site, to see their operations in action.

Given her affinity for being outdoors, it is no surprise that aside from her work with the BBA, Tracey can
often be spotted hiking or walking with her dog Jai. In her spare time, she also likes to cook, decorate,
work out and garden.

In addition, Tracey is an active volunteer whose past roles include being a mentor with Women’s
Enterprise Centre. She has been an English coach with Project Literacy, a judge for Business Excellence
Awards in several communities and judge for school student business competitions.

She is based out of the Community Futures Central Kootenay office in Nelson.