Gillian Watt is the owner of Holmwood Farm, program coordinator of the Applied Sustainable Ranching Program at Thompson Rivers University, and an FFCF Board Member. Watt has been a rancher for 47 years, moving to Holmwood Farm 18 years ago. Before Holmwood in Kamloops, she ranched east of Williams Lake, 25km southeast of Horsefly on Black Creek Ranch. There, she and her partner ran a 330 head cow/calf operation and a woodlot on 2,200 deeded acres along with grazing license lands. A few years later, with a change in ownership structure, Watt diversified into a custom grazing enterprise, ranch vacation packages, and a grass-fed beef sales enterprise. Watt grew up on a cow/calf operation near Barriere and has spent most of her life since then farming or ranching in one capacity or another. She took time away from the land during university, and later for work with the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Forests and she even spent some time as an Agriculture Account Manager with the Royal Bank before buying another, smaller farm property.