It all started when…
Black Pebble Consulting Principal, Tracy Lydiatt, a former geologist turned sustainability specialist, began to manufacture gluten-free, vegan, nutritional snack Great Bear Paleo Bite cookies while looking for a suitable Paleo snack for her athletic pursuits. She worked internationally for a multi-national corporation as a Sustainability Advisor, Corporate Trainer and Social Responsibility reporter, and her path eventually led her towards food when her personal needs merged with business opportunities to align her sustainability values in the glorious form of a cookie. She is passionate about natural health, specialty food & cannabis, and is an avid Crossfit and Olympic Weightlifting athlete. Within 5 years, she successfully grew the brand to be a desired nutritional snack food and allergen free product distributed across North America in over 400 retail locations and on the North American Amazon FBA network.
She holds a Masters degree in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability (Sweden). She is an award-winning sustainability advisor, educator and entrepreneur; recipient of several leadership and writing awards.
Tracy’s expertise cover topics such as; sustainability strategy and corporate planning / reporting, food packaging design, product development (recipe, bench top testing, shelf stability), manufacturing, HACCP, brand development, marketing & distribution, financial planning, costing / pricing models and social media content strategies.
awards & Mentionables
3-time TEDx speaker on Sustainability
Woman of Worth – Sustainable Living Award 2011
Best Self Help Book – Winner, Indie Book Awards 2014
Great Bear Paleo Bites Awards
Nominated for BC Food Producers Association - Best Product of the Year Award 2014
Finalist for BC Food Producers Association – Rising Star Award 2014
Valley First Savings and Credit Union - Favourite Local Product 2015
Private Label Manufacturing Award
Best CBD Edible – Vancouver Island Cannabis Cup 2017 for MOTA Cannabis