Office Staff

General Manager: Pam Charlton


Pam has been part of the dairy industry for the past 22 years, operating Elm Bend Farms as a family operation involving her mother-in-law, husband and four daughters. They are a 100 per cent homebred herd located in Brant County, that actively participates in local dairy shows and 4-H events. Pam brings with her over 20 years of experience in program delivery, producer education and community involvement through her work with Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Holstein Canada, and Brant 4-H. Pam is also a graduate of University of Guelph, Hons BSc (Environmental Sciences). She feels strongly about the importance of supporting our youth and equipping them with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate their way to becoming producers and leaders for tomorrow.


Office Coordinator: Martina Arth

Martina grew up on a dairy farm in Jerseyville, ON. and has many years of bookkeeping and administrative experience. She has served on several volunteer committees and Boards and has been actively involved in 4-H, both as a member and leader for the past 30 years. She has also been involved with the Ancaster Ag. Society and is a member of the Ontario Spring Discovery Show committee.
Martina and her husband, Andy, have three grown children and enjoy country living on their small hobby farm in Jerseyville.



Marketing & Communications Coordinator: Andrea Emond

A small-town girl at heart, Andrea has served the Branch since 2011, starting her career as Editor of The Link magazine. The Link has allowed her to showcase her writing and design skills, while meeting and highlighting some of the province’s most passionate dairy farmers. Her role has since been expanded to include all aspects of the Branch’s marketing and communications, including social media, website design, and public relations.

Andrea holds a degree in Journalism and Contemporary Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University. Prior to joining Holstein Ontario, she lived in The Netherlands for a number of years where she worked as a Treasury Analyst for Cisco Systems, met her husband and became fluent in Dutch. In her free time, Andrea enjoys baking with her two young children, playing baseball, camping and gardening.