As co-founder of Edible Vancouver Island, Dawn Postnikoff shares her passion for coastal living and the local food and beverage culture with the Edible community. Having left the corporate world to become a golf course and restaurant owner in 2008, she now organizes several events and festivals each year, works closely with her local chefs' association and promotes culinary tourism throughout the region. Dawn is mom to five mostly grown-up children and loves spending time outdoors when she isn't playing in her kitchen or sipping wine with friends. Joanne Sasvari grew up on Vancouver Island, and in her heart, never left. She is the editor of Vitis, The Alchemist and Westcoast Homes & Design magazines, and writes about food, drink and travel for Edible Vancouver Island, Destination BC's "Hello BC" website, Vancouver Sun and other Postmedia brands and various other publications, including Food & Wine magazine. She is also the author of the IACP-shortlisted Wickaninnish Cookbook, Vancouver Eats, Frommer's EasyGuide to Vancouver & Victoria, and Paprika. She lives in North Vancouver and is planning her next trip back to Vancouver Island.