Meet the SEA SOIL Staff

The People Behind SEA SOIL.

Don Waugh

Position: Founder

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Don is the creator of SEA SOIL™. He supervises our North-Island projects and the entire composting operation. Don is a very creative and innovative man who focuses on providing his customers with a consistently high quality product.

When Don isn't working he is coming up with new ideas at work, helping everyone around him, and walking in the woods with his wife Helene.

He also loves equipment auctions and combing through old equipment yards for "great finds"-even if the rest of us can't always share is "crazy" visions. Don & Helene loved spending time with their daughters Tricia and Ali until the birth of their grandchildren Ocea, Coco, Devin and Kavin– they are all they think about now.


Helene Waugh

Position: Vice President

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Helene (The Dirt Lady) wears various hats as the vice-president of SEA SOIL™. She can be seen at garden shows across Canada and doing SEA SOIL™ demos at your local garden center.

Helene works in the office, is the chief financial officer (The Money Lady) and assists with the organization of our business. In her free time Helene plays the piano, gardens, goes to the gym, rides her mountain bike, loves walking and cleans, cleans, cleans!


Rick Fawkes

Position: General Manager

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Rick is the General Manager in charge of sales and promotions. He has worked with SEA SOIL™ for 12 years as site manager mixing the fish, driving the dump-truck, working at garden shows and managing our bagging facility.

Rick's great enthusiasm and energy are always appreciated at work or play. In his spare time Rick enjoys back country snowboarding, mountain biking, surfing and being outdoors with his wife Tricia and their kids Ocea, Devin and Kavin.


Tricia Fawkes

Position: Marketing Director

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Tricia is now working part-time in sales and marketing. As a graduate of Malaspina University she has a Diploma in Management, Diploma in Marketing and is now completing her Degree in Marketing. Tricia worked part time for SEA SOIL™ for five summers while attending University and full time for the past seven years.

She has mastered nearly every aspect of SEA SOIL™ from operating the excavator to stacking pallets and working at garden shows. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors with her husband Rick and their dog, or snowboarding, snowshoeing, mountain biking etc. She also enjoys her daily trips to the gym and working on crafts. Tricia and Rick’s life revolves around their children Ocea, Devin and Kavin.


Bill Parker

Position: Fork-lift Operator

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Bill is our ace fork-lift operator and our most experienced soil bagger. In Bills spare time (when he is not doing dishes) he one of the most dedicated Vancouver Canucks fans & keeps us all up to date with scores at work.

Bill has been bagging SEA SOIL™ for four years and is the most dependable employee ever. Bill also works the off-season as a tote-tipper at our beaver cove facility. He is Single too!


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Growing Your Soil

Not the Landfill. All of our bags, pallets and pallet wrap can be recycled. Our plastic is made from no. 4 LDPE (Low-density polyethylene) plastic which can be recycled by returning clean, dry, empty plastic bags to recycling drop off centers or retailers and municipalities (curbside collection also) that provide designated plastic bag recycling. Wooden pallets can be reused or recycled at designated wood recycling areas with your municipality.

OMRI Tested

We believe that all soils should have a required minimum set of testing standards when it comes to growing. That is why we contacted O.M.R.I. years ago to start the process of approving SEA SOIL. We regularly test our SEA SOIL for heavy metals, ecoli and even fecal coliforms to make sure SEA SOIL is the best choice for gardeners and growers.