Staff and Interns
Incoming Executive Director (beginning Nov. 6)
email@example.com Chris comes to FairShare CSA Coalition after nine years as the Food and Gardens Division Manager at Community Action Coalition of South Central Wisconsin. He has a passion for food, food justice, and local control of food sourcing. During his tenure at CAC he oversaw multiple community initiatives around food and garden access, doubled food procurement and delivery to emergency food providers, tripled the number of community gardens, and started a food pantry gardens program, among many other projects.
Outgoing Executive Director (leaving Nov. 20)
firstname.lastname@example.org Working with FairShare since 2008, Kiera is passionate about food, farms, and our collective efforts to build a vibrant local food system. Kiera’s work as a teacher, farm hand at home and abroad, and as the Education Director of the Urban Agriculture Community Land Trust motivates her to strengthen community connections and infrastructure to support local farmers and empower individuals to create change through food.
email@example.com A self-proclaimed foodie, Erika joined her first CSA in 2006 while living in Berkeley, Calif. She returned to her native Wisconsin to pursue her interests in sustainable agriculture and food policy while completing her Master’s degree through the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW Madison. She is a committed advocate for creating a sustainable and just local food system and is excited to be part of this movement in her role with FairShare. Her other passions include cooking, eating, food preservation and craft beer.
Grower Program Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org Claire has worked in the Madison food system as a certified organic vegetable farmer, retail produce buyer, and home gardener since 1993. Her most recent experience was as the Farm Director for Community GroundWorks and Troy Community Farm where she grew vegetables for 150 CSA members, farmers market, and local grocery stores on a 5-acre farm. She is especially interested in working with small-scale producers to build productive and sustainable farm businesses that are the foundation of the local food system. Claire also works with local growers and buyers via Dane County UW-Extension’s Institutional Food Market Coalition.
Community Program Manager
email@example.com A recent Madison transplant, Julie formerly sunk her roots in Gainesville, Fla., where she helped connect urban gardening with community building via the University of Florida’s Cooperative Organic Gardens and Grow Gainesville, a grassroots urban gardening network she co-founded. Her professional background is in journalism and PR. She is thrilled to support local farmers, healthy eating and CSA.