Board and Regional Representatives

Board members and listings of Regional Representatives with Ontario Barn Preservation.

Our Board Members

Jon Radojkovic
President

Jon Radojkovic

Jon has owned and operated Skyhill Construction, a timber framing business, for over 30 years. For the last 16 years he has specialized in heritage barn repair (with his 3 sons). Jon and his wife operate an organic farm Freelance journalist, author of 2 books on barns, and photographer.

Krista Hulshof
Vice-President

Krista is an farm-raised architect and Owner of VELD architect who loves to re purpose and bring life back into old barns. She practices just north of Stratford from her barn house and office.

Krista is an farm-raised architect and Owner of VELD architect who loves to re-purpose and bring life back into old barns. She practices just north of Stratford from her barn house and office.

Will Samis
Director

Will Samis

Will, with his wife Elaine, farm beef and sheep and make maple syrup near Iron Bridge.

An 8th generation Ontario farmer, he is active in local and provincial affairs. He organized and led several successful barn tours . He was the co-lead volunteer in moving, restoring and re-purposing the Cordukes/Weber 12 sided barn near Sowerby. He is the curator there.

Hugh Fraser
Director

Hugh Fraser

Hugh is a semi-retired agricultural engineer. He grew up on a dairy farm and has been in well over a thousand barns. Hugh now owns the consulting business ‘OTB Farm Solutions’ and recently authored a book entitled ‘Swing Beam Barns of Niagara’.

Don Hilborn
Treasurer

Don Hilborn and his wife operate Red Barn Berries in Oxford County for the last 30 years. Over the years he have worked on maintaining the Red barn while keeping its original character. He also a former agricultural engineer with the Ontario government and a creator of the MDS program at OMAFRA.

Jim Campbell
Director

Jim Campbell

As the principal of Rockside Campbell near Duntroon, Jim and his team spend their days within a re-erected barn-studio designing projects which often incorporate the beautiful sculptural qualities of historic barn frames and materials.

Wes Wilson
Director

Wes is currently finishing his degree in Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering at Carleton, which is the conservation of existing and historic structures. He is spearheading our planning policy and severance work as is relates to barns!

Claudia Smith
Secretary

Claudia is a rural historian and photographer. She has documented the colour of rural life in Lanark County in hundreds of articles for The Lanark Era newspaper and in 8 books that include: ‘Barns ~ A Reflection of Changing Times and Horses of the Country ~ An Homage’.

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Director

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We are currently seeking new directors. Give us an email to let us know you are interested. Elections regularly take place in March during our AGM, but the board can bring on at anytime of the year. info@ontariobarnpreservation.com

Regional Reps

We have identified 12 major regions in Ontario where you may find your local representative. Contact us to get their information.

  1. Kenora, Rainy River, and Thunder Bay.
  2. Cochrane and Temiskaming.
  3. Algoma, Manitoulin, and Sudbury.
  4. Parry Sound and Muskoka.
  5. Renfrew and Nippising.
  6. Leeds, Grenville, Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry, Ottawa, Prescott, and Russell.
  7. Haliburton, Kawartha, Peterborough, and Northumberland.
  8. York, Peel, Halton, and Durham. (Includes Toronto).
  9. Grey and Bruce.
  10. Huron, Wellington, Perth, and Waterloo.
  11. Middlesex, Elgin, Chatham-Kent, and Lambton. (Includes London, Strathroy, and St. Thomas).
  12. Norfolk, Oxford, Brant, Haldimand, Hamilton, and Niagara.
  13. Lennox & Addington, Hastings, Prince Edward, Frontenac, and Kingston.
  14. Simcoe and Dufferin.

Bruce Godkin
Huron, Wellington, Perth, and Waterloo

Bruce is a trained civil engineer as well a Owner of Nostalgic wood near Walton, Ontario. They specialize is timber frame reclaim and rebuilds as well as providing architectural products from reclaim timbers. His extensive look at barns frames (over 100/year!) has given him a detailed knowledge and history of barn frames in Ontario. He has a passion to keeping our heritage frames stay in Ontario!

Dr. John Carter
York, Peel, Halton, and Durham

Dr. John C. Carter is a widely known Ontario museologist, author, and historian. Over the past 40 years, he has documented, researched, recorded, published articles about, and promoted the preservation of Ontario’s built rural heritage.

Dr. John C. Carter is a widely known Ontario museologist, author, and historian. Over the past 40 years, he has documented, researched, recorded, published articles about, and promoted the preservation of Ontario’s built rural heritage.

Eleanor McGrath
Lennox & Addington, Leeds & Grenville, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

M. Eleanor McGrath is a fourth generation Canadian fascinated and drawing creatively from her Celtic heritage as a published author, documentary filmmaker and writer/photographer. Eleanor has worked as a professional fundraiser for over 20 years and was an Investment Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities. She and her husband raise their four children in Toronto, while being challenged by their organic farming life in Apple Hill, Ontario.
For the past seven years, they have worked hard to establish Springfield Farm in the growing Agri-tourism economy including restoration of their century-plus Drive Shed.

Randy Bagg
Kingston

Randy Bagg

Randy has spent most of his life working in barns. Grew up on a dairy farm north of Toronto. Graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1979 and worked in bovine practice for 15 years in Peel and Halton Counties. Spent 24 years in the animal health industry doing research and regulatory management until he retired in 2018. Then went back to the University of Guelph to complete an Honours Bachelor of Arts in History degree in 2022. Randy believes  the preservation and recording of barns in Ontario is a vital part of our agricultural history.

Peter Rzadki
Grey, Bruce, and Dufferin

Peter operates Ladybank Farm, a diverse croft-based pursuit, with select partners practicing regenerative and organic production of beef, honey, cider, maple syrup, wild foraged foods, botanicals and forest products. His parents established part-time in the area in the late 1960s. An avid built heritage preservationist, he has restored Ladybank Schoolhouse – now a small event and retreat operation – and continues efforts to restore family barns and other properties. Former senior executive, Ontario Government. Sustainable forester. Antiquarian. Stone mason. Purveyor of fine foods to select culinary partners. Avocational archeologist.

Heidi Strobl
Kenora, Rainy River, and Thunder Bay

Heidi has long been interested in history and heritage in the Thunder Bay region. She is a member of the Thunder Bay Heritage Advisory Committee and is interested in researching rural development. She is a volunteer at the Lakehead University Agricultural Research Station. There is a strong, active agricultural community, and her goal is to document Northwestern Ontario barns.

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Regional Rep

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We are always looking for more help. Many hands make light work and having local knowledge and connections is invaluable! Contact us today if you are interested.


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