Gabriele and her partner Dave Waddell are Canadians on a quest to bring quality olive oil to Western Canada. They are investigating the feasibility of importing olive oil from small scale organic farmers and marketing through an olive oil tasting business. 

They participated in Savantes in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2011 to increase their knowledge of quality olive oil, develop a discerning palate and establish business contacts.  They live in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada.