Committed from the start to meeting people where they are, I built my business delivering in-home massage therapy
Grounded Vitality is now the name of my Podcast about farming and health, launching November 2023
I couldn't get over the fact that healing the earth
and healing ourselves is interconnected - and urgent
Seeing my fellow farmers struggling with mental and physical health, I couldn't look away
Vital Ground is about cultivating a nourished landscape
from within, for farmers, for everyone
Board Certified in 2011 by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and went on to start my practice
Bachelor of Arts, 2021
College of Individualized Studies
I spent fifteen years in college part-time while starting my businesses and working multiple jobs to get by.
This helped me develop a practical, person-centered approach to leadership. I created a degree through Metro State's College of Individualized Studies that combines the foundations of business management with the psychology of individuals and groups.
In July 2023 I started as Executive Director of this small community market where I set my farmstand up for the first time in 2016. We had major leadership transition and financial uncertainty after the pandemic and as Board President I supported the market through our hardest times. I am thrilled to be in a position to advocate for this important part of the community and help create a thriving future for it.
I had the honor of joining the 1st Community of Practice surrounding the Farmers Market Coalition's Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit released in 2022.
Using the Toolkit as a lens to examine our specific Farmers Market (representing West Side Farmers Market) we meet as a group to collaboratively problem-solve barriers and identify actionable steps for advancing equity in the communities our markets serve.
In 2018, I served on the committee to develop our small Farmers Market into a 501(c)3 non-profitorganization. Once they received their non-profit status, I served on their first Board of Directors as Treasurer, then Vice-President and President until I was hired as Executive Director in 2023.
I've loved being part of this market since I first started as a vendor in 2016. The West Side Farmers Market truly embodies what farmers markets are all about!
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