The St. Johns Farmers Market, in addition to its volunteers, sponsors and community partners, would not exist without its amazing and hardworking volunteer Board of Directors. Whether they have recently joined the Board or have been with the Market from the start, each person has demonstrated a commitment to the values and mission of the St. Johns Farmers Market and the community.
Chris Seigel, Market Manager email@example.com
Chris grew up in Indiana and went to college in Ohio, where he took a class in sustainable agriculture and met some amazing organic farmers. Between that class and keeping a garden, the spark of farming and agriculture ignited a fire that would propel him to work at a number of farms. He made the leap to the west coast, working on an educational farm in the Bay Area before journeying to Portland. He attended the entire first season of the St. Johns Farmers Market in 2009, selling vegetables with Wealth Underground Farm. Since then, Wealth Underground Farm has grown as a CSA and has incorporated education into their mission.
2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Emily Burruel, President firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily moved to Portland in 2010 after completing a graduate degree in Urban Planning from Newcastle University in the UK. She has lived in St. Johns for nearly two years and appreciates the close-knit community feel. She is passionate about serving her community and making the Market a place for the whole community to gather. On a sunny, warm day, you can find her hiking, climbing, out for a run, in her new garden or exploring the neighborhood.
Kim Shaw, Vice President email@example.com
Hiedi Bauer, Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the things that drew me to Portland six years ago was its food scene, especially the farmers markets that rival some of Europe’s best. I fell in love with St. Johns when my classmate had a party on Polk, and his wife wandered up the street, inviting all the neighbors. My son, daughter, fiance, and I have lived here now for five years, and we’re still loving the food and sense of community.
Dave Chamberlain, Treasurer email@example.com
Dave graduated from PSU with a BS in Business Administration and has served in a number of capacities, including CFO, for a number of Portland-based businesses. He has served as Treasurer for several local soccer clubs and Boy Scout groups and currently serves as Treasurer for both the SJFM and St. Johns Mainstreet Coalition. He lives in the neighborhood with his wife, Michele. He enjoys gardening, camping, fishing, home repair and reading.
Sheryl Lyons, Market Day Committee Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Callie Lambarth, Development Committee Chair
Callie has called Portland home since 1995 and has lived in the fifth quadrant since 2001. She draws on a background of program evaluation, social work, and community service. With a growing interest in food justice, Callie hopes to contribute to a more accessible, equitable, and sustainable local food system. She also values time with friends, family, and four-leggers; traveling; being outdoors and active; practicing yoga; cooking, and crafting.
Nicole Oliver, Community Partnerships Committee Chair
Nicole has lived in North Portland since 2007 and in 2010, took root in St. Johns. She has been in the grocery industry for 10 years and is currently an Assistant Store Manager with New Seasons Market. She is passionate about sustainability, supporting regional farms and increasing access to healthy food. She has an MBA from Eastern Washington University, has a strong nonprofit volunteer history and in her spare time,enjoys travel and drinking beer with her husband and dog at Plews Brews.
Derek Shaw, Business Liaison email@example.com