About Us

Our Staff & Board

Staff

Nirvani Bissessar

Youth and Families Program Manager

Nancy Barajas Caballero

Youth Employment Program Coordinator

Christian Cabigting

Market Programs Coordinator

Kerri Cacciata

Senior Director of Food & People

Edelyn Consoro

Development Coordinator

Joe Crumbley

Coalition for Organic and Regenerative Agriculture Program Manager

Ariel Dennis

Finance Manager

Lexa Dundore

Market Programs Manager

Tanya Fink

Community Nutrition Registered Dietitian

Jenny Gallucci

Development Manager

Suez Gebretsadik

Farm & Youth Employment Director

Chris Hoffer

Community Education Program Director

Nate Howard

Natural Yard Care Education Coordinator

Laura Matter

Natural Yard Care Program Director

Kala Matzdorf

Development Manager, Events & Volunteers

Kevin McAleese

Communications Manager

Melissa McGinn

Project Manager, Natural Yard Care

Benay O’Connell

Youth and Families Project Manager

Ren O’Hart

Good Food Bags Project Manager

Juan Pena

Operations Manager at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands

Brahmi Pugh

Finance and Administration Coordinator

Reingard Rieger

Natural Yard Care Program Manager

Rae Russell

Farm Program Manager

Georgina Sanchez

Multicultural Senior Meal Registered Dietitian

Sharon Siehl

Youth and Families Program Director

Alexandria Soleil

Garden Education Specialist

Marni Sorin

Adult Education Program Manager

Melissa Spear

Executive Director

Zabrina Steichen

Youth & Families Project Manager

Gayle Sutherland

Development Director

Cameryn Tam

Environmental Stewardship Specialist

Carey Thornton

Community Education Specialist

Anita Waghani

Community Education Project Manager

Sheryl Wiser

Director of Media & Special Projects

Sage Zahorodni

Farm Program Coordinator

Board

Karen Cowgill
Meriem Debbih
Diane Dempster
Rebecca Dugopolski
Melinda Bratsch Johnson
Writu Kakshapait
Julie Keeler
Brooke Lucy
Mark Musick
Lei Nakatani
Virginia Thomas
Avantika Waring