Get to know: Diana Scott

Get to know the FoodMesh team

Meet Diana, FoodMesh’s Senior Manager of Product. When she’s not busy developing tools to help organizations measure their waste diversion, you’ll probably find her whizzing around Calgary on her bike or exploring Fish Creek Park.

Read on to find out the values that drive her, how she practices kindness and why her Dad is her inspiration.

When you started working at FoodMesh


What you do at FoodMesh

I develop tools to measure and manage waste diversion.

The top three values that drive you

  1. Humility
  2. Honesty
  3. Kindness

Where you were born

L.A. (Lethbridge, Alberta) 🙂

Where in the world have you lived, outside of Canada

I’ve visited many but always lived in Canada.

Your top tip for reducing food waste

Keep shredded cheese in the freezer and you always have cheese for your pizza/nachos.

Your favourite place to visit in the town/city you currently live

Fish Creek Park. It’s two minutes from my house, but immediately you feel miles away in nature.

Your favourite thing about the job

After many years in the waste industry, I can more directly see the impact of my work on communities. I find this highly rewarding. The team at FoodMesh is an incredible, bespoke, collection of fantastic individuals.

Your favourite way to use up food in your fridge

I have a 13-year-old boy….what leftover food?!

If you could eat only one cuisine for the rest of your life, it would be…

Thai food.

How you like to recharge

I recharge by being active. I love biking, running, swimming and hiking. If I get stressed, I grab my bike and hit the road.

Your favourite quote

I believe this is an old Sufi saying but I taught this to my kids when they were young:
“Before these words pass your lips ask yourself 3 questions, is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?”

Who inspires you, and why

My Dad is the nicest person to walk the planet and his is a life well lived.
He is always laughing, still plays a sharp game of crib, and can outwork men half his age. When he turned 90, he blew out his candles and said, “I still feel like I am 50!”.

What makes you laugh

Arrested Development is the funniest show of all time.

The most important lesson you’ve learned in your career to date

Thankfully I have learned many lessons but a very successful person told me years ago, “Make sure you have all the information necessary to make a decision but never be afraid to make that decision. If 60% of my decisions are the right ones then I am doing ok, but you must never be afraid to decide.”

The best advice you were ever given

When in doubt, tell the truth.

A fun fact about you

I have a serious fear of deep sea fishing (which stemmed from a fishing trip in the U.A.E many years ago in a very small boat).

Three words to describe you

Kind, quiet, and generous.

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