Carolyn will be responsible for a comprehensive evaluation of US based food networking sites, evaluation of USDA designated food innovation sites, as well as NABC database development. She will also support NABC’s multiple USDA Rural Cooperative Development efforts and promote understanding and use of the cooperative business model for marketing and distribution of agricultural products.
Carolyn brings non-profit program management and leadership skills developed while directing animal welfare programs in Washington and California. She holds a bachelors degree in Zoology from Oregon State University. Carolyn is interested in community programs that provide food access and education to underserved populations as well as those that support small-scale sustainable farms.
Carolyn is also a co-owner/operater of Aslan’s How Organics, a certified organic farm in the Skagit Valley. The farm’s CSA model offers work shares and accepts EBT/WIC in an effort to increase access to organic produce for lower income consumers. This year, through a partnership with the local YMCA Oasis Teen Shelter (and a Puget Sound Food Network connection), homeless youth volunteered on the farm in exchange for a CSA share to help feed shelter residents.
We’re very glad to have Carolyn on board!
Carolyn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org / (360) 336-3727