Fifty Women for SCCSS - An initiative of: Sunshine Coast Community Services Society

Kim Schachte

Retired Business Owner and Graphic Designer

Kim began her graphic design career working for top Vancouver agencies with a focus on corporate identity and communications.

In 2003, she and her husband launched Ethical Bean Coffee after a journey to Guatemala to adopt their daughter. The trip forever changed their lives, sparking a passion for the country and inspiring a desire to better the lives of the farmers and families living and working in the coffee industry.

What began as a small operation with one employee has grown into an international success. Ethical Bean Coffee is a leading roaster of 100% Fairtrade Certified Organic coffee, available across Canada and the US.

Kim and her family moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2008. For Kim it was a return to the closeness and community of Roberts Creek, where she lived throughout her formative school years.

Kim serves as a long-term board member of the Roberts Creek Community Association, currently as co-chair. The association obtains funding from a variety of sources in order to offer students enhanced opportunities to explore art, mindfulness, exercise and after school programs, among others.

She also sits on the advisory board of the local anti-racism group, Diversity Sunshine Coast, that delivers education and organizational consulting to leaders and members of the community.

In 2018, Kim and her husband sold Ethical Bean Coffee and have since retired, splitting their time between family, hobbies and their social not-for-profit engagement.

She looks forward to working with the Sunshine Coast Community Services Association on locating funding to provide housing for those in need on the Sunshine Coast.

“Safe and affordable housing options are a sign of a healthy and caring community. I am excited to be a part of making that happen on the Sunshine Coast.”
Kim Schachte
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