1682 Novato Boulevard
Novato, CA 94947
I have been farming since 2010, working with operations from the Sierra Foothils to the Central Coast of California and now in Sonoma County. I have managed the crews on multiple farms, growing for farmers markets, CSAs, restaurants and farmstands. At my own farm, we grow primarily for the restaurant trade and a little retail, raising a diversity of greens, storage crops and orchard fruit.
As Sustainable Ag Coordinator for Marin County, I help connect producers to resources here and afield to increase the long-term viability of our farm businesses as well as the health of our environment and communities. In collaboration with the larger UCCE family, I provide workshops and trainings and also conduct outreach to the ag community through newsletters and published materials that highlight new, sustainable approaches to agriculture.
As Agricultural Ombudsman, I facilitate connection between farmers and ranchers and relevant state/county regulatory agencies. I assist with questions related to permitting of new enterprises and modifications to existing agricultural operations and provide general education regarding ag-specific regulations in the county. I also participate in stakeholder dialogue around new and existing rules.
It is a pleasure to serve the agricultural community in Marin County and work with some of the finest farmers and ranchers in the country.