We encourage you to contact us with any questions about KLAS Membership, the Tool Library, KMG certification, or if you have an idea to propose to the KLAS Board.

Contact Us

To contact the board with an idea, big or small, or to volunteer your services, please email:

To contact our tool guardians about equipment rentals, please email:

To contact our administrator about membership, KMG certification, or technical issues, please email:

Board Members 2015

If you would like to direct your question to a particular director on the board, we have listed the private emails and phone numbers of the KLAS board below.

Marvin WorkMarvin Work, Chair
(250) 359-7142
work (at)

Marvin Work and his wife have a farm in Beasley where they grow vegetables and fruit, raise  livestock, and operate Dutch Girl Peonies. They have farmed there since 1977.


Andrea Kramar

Andrea Kramar, Treasurer
(250) 505-5328
kramaraj (at)

Andrea Kramar is an accountant by day and an alpaca fibre felter by night. She lives in Blewett with alpacas, donkeys, and her husband John who grows berries and hazelnuts.


Stephen Forte

Steve Forte
(250) 777-2820
sforte (at)

Steve Forte owns Sunshine Herb Farm and grows blueberries, fruit trees, and garlic, all KMG certified since 2014. Steve sits on the certifying committee.


halfdone bedsMichael Silver
(250) 366-4618
earthtemplegardens (at)

Michael Silver lives in Argenta and farms Earth Temple Gardens at the north end of Kootenay lake. Michael grows a variety of summer vegetables and winter root crops.