Staff Alumni – FairShare CSA Coalition

Kriss Marion– Board Member

Circle M Market Farm

Kriss Marion is a farmer, activist and proud politician in Lafayette County, WI. She runs Circle M Market Farm, a certified organic CSA vegetable farm and bed and breakfast in rural Blanchardville, population 825. 

Kriss was a founder of the Soil Sisters Tour of women-owned sustainable farms in Southwest Wisconsin. She is also the outgoing president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union South Central Chapter and a Lafayette County Board Supervisor, as well as the founder of Pecatonica Pride Watershed Association.



Grower Program Intern –

Jessica is a recent graduate from UW-Madison with a degree in Zoology and Environmental Studies. She joined FairShare to continue pursuing her interest in sustainable agriculture, and to contribute to research related to climate change. In her free time, Jessica enjoys exploring hiking trails around Madison, birding, and lifting.






Bike the Barns Intern –

Zoey is excited to join FairShare this summer, helping to bring fresh food to every family. She is a student at UW-Madison, where she studies geography, cartography, and environmental studies. Although she grew up in a small farming community, she has been interested in bring agriculture and sustainably produced food into urban environments since middle school. She also enjoys swing dancing, finding new punk bands to listen to, and rambling about maps to friends and family.




Grower Program Intern, 2017-2019

Caitin has interned with FairShare since the summer of 2017, working with Claire on research projects shared between FairShare and UW Extension Dane County. As a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Caitin is exploring her options in the Madison job market, with aspirations to incorporate her strong belief in localism and local food economies. She enjoys running half marathons, exploring Madison eateries, and converting friends and family to using metal straws.





Development and Communications Coordinator, 2017-2019

Johanna is a hardcore local food lover and hopes to engage others in the CSA movement through FairShare’s mission. She was recently involved in creating a Food Waste and Recovery Guide for the City of Madison and Dane County and connecting the Madison community with food recovery efforts through various other avenues. Previously she was a Communications Intern at FairShare and REAP Food Group, and an Apprentice at Troy Farm. She is constantly looking for ways to get involved with the Madison food communities, reduce food waste, and eat locally and deliciously.



Partner Shares Intern, spring 2019

Libby is a sophomore at UW-Madison studying Community and Environmental Sociology with a certificate in bread appreciation and consummation. She is currently a co-director of the South Madison branch Slow Food UW, where she facilitates a class regarding food justice and food security in the Madison area and beyond.  Libby is excited to see what an economy focused on locally produced and accessible fresh food, like Partner Shares, can cultivate for communities.




Partner Shares Intern, spring 2019

Lindsey is a sophomore at UW-Madison and is very excited to learn more about the local food movement! She is currently studying Biological Systems Engineering, which focuses on sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. She has been interested in sustainability and the environment for most of her life, but recently became interested in healthy, local, and accessible food once she started living in Madison. She hopes to learn more about Madison’s food system as a Partner Shares Intern, and expand on that knowledge as she continues her studies in agriculture engineering.





Executive Director, 2018

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.




Partner Shares Intern, Fall 2018

Sheena moved back to Madison this June, and she is excited to get involved in the local food movement. She has been farming all over the country for the past decade. From growing organic seeds in California, to homesteading in Vermont, Sheena has a diverse interest in food production. She hopes to increase access to local organic food by growing vegetables at Crossroads Community Farm, organizing gleaning efforts, and promoting the Partner Shares program at FairShare.





Partner Shares Intern, Spring 2018; Bike the Barns Intern, Summer 2018

Liz is thrilled to be serving FairShare’s mission of improving food access and strengthening Southern Wisconsin’s economy. She recently graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a focus on Food Studies, Public Health, and Development Economics. As an undergraduate, Liz interned with Slow Food-UW, REAP Food Group, the Sabin Vaccine Institute in Washington DC and at a vegetable farm in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Liz hopes to deepen her roots in the Madison food system in the coming years and continue to try all the chocolate-y baked goods the city has to offer.




Program Intern, Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

Saida is interning with FairShare for the 2017-2018 school year, while earning a graduate degree from the Environment and Resources program at the Nelson Institute at UW-Madison. She is interested in food systems, environmental justice and strengthening the community. Saida works on FairShare’s Film Festival, donor database, and farmer database, in addition to translating documents into Spanish. She is very excited to be part of the Coalition and to learn about the movement here in Wisconsin.





Partner Shares Intern, School of Social Work Field Placement, Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

Sami Head is our Partner Shares intern for 2017-2018 school year. She has relocated from the US’s personal basement, Florida, to earn her Masters in Social Work at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She will be processing applications and conducting community outreach to promote and expand the Partner Shares program as well as identifying ways we can break down barriers to entry for more folks to enjoy CSA. She is excited to live in a place with fresh, local bounty and lots of cheese. 




Community Programs Intern, Spring 2017; Fundraising & Development Intern, Summer 2017

We are happy to welcome Jenna for the Spring 2017 semester! As the Community programs Intern, she will be processing applications and conducting community outreach in order to promote and expand the Partner Shares program. Jenna is currently a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she is studying professional writing and communication. A self-proclaimed localvore, Jenna grew up on her Grandparents’ farm in Cottage Grove, WI, where her passion for local agriculture (and dogs) first began.




Bike the Barns Intern, Summer 2017




Communications Intern, Summer 2017




Partner Shares Program Evaluation Intern, Summer 2017




Grower Program Intern Summer 2016, FairShare Intern Fall 2016

maggie for enewsWe are happy to welcome Maggie as our Farmer Program intern for 2016. She will be working with Claire Strader on two on-farm research projects funded by North Central SARE. The first is on living aisles under organic vegetables and the second is on no-till organic tomatoes. Maggie recently graduated from Beloit College and has jumped right into the field season with these projects on five FairShare farms. Maggie brings previous research experience and a great attitude to the work, even in the rain!





Bike the Barns Intern 2016




Outreach and Events Intern, Spring/Summer 2015

PaigeKellyPaige is recent graduate of UW-Madison, double majoring in Agronomy and Rural Sociology, and will be continuing her education this fall in a Master’s program for Sociology. Paige’s interest in clean and fair food is what initially drew her to FairShare, which serves as an outlet for her love of all things food. Holding true to the belief that “Eating is an agricultural act”, Paige is thrilled to be working for an amazing organization that emphasizes this truth.




Partner Shares Program Intern, Spring/Summer 2015




Bike the Barns Driftless  Intern, Spring/Summer 2015




Bike the Barns Intern, Summer 2015




Events & Administrative Support Intern, Summer 2014


Raina is a senior at Carleton College where she is majoring in American Studies. Her focus is sensory involvement in food, the cultural context of recipes, and the use of the printed word to link memory, experience, and nostalgia with exceptional ingredients. Raina loves reading food writing and cooking her favorite foods. She also works with Local Thyme, creating and promoting seasonal recipes for goodies from CSA boxes.



Bike the Barns & Administrative Support Intern, Summer 2014

photo danielle

Danielle is an Environmental Studies student at the University of Vermont in Burlington. She was drawn to Madison for its strong and renowned local food system, and to FairShare CSA Coalition for their key role in the food revolution. Danielle’s focus within the food system is on fresh & fair food accessibility and advocating for food growing farmers! In the past, she has worked on CSA farms throughout the upper Midwest, and hopes to one day call herself a farmer too. She joins the team at FairShare for Summer 2014 as the Bike the Barns & Administrative Support Intern.




Development & Fundraising Intern, Summer 2014

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Laura is a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Zoology, and is now hoping to pursue a career in the public health field. Since moving to the city, she has enjoyed exploring and eating her way through the vibrant, fresh local food scene that Madison so proudly offers. Her interest in local agriculture grew this past year as she became more aware of how important the presence of a strong and just local food system is to creating a healthy, resilient community. As a FairShare CSA Coalition intern, Laura is excited to learn more about this movement and to take an active role in bringing healthy food to hungry people.




Outreach & Special Events Intern, Summer/Fall 2014

Nikki and her GrasshopperNikki moved to Madison last Spring after graduating from New York University, where she studied Environmental Studies, Sociology and Food Studies. Over the past five years, her interest in food has lead her to work on several farms, in a few kitchens and with a handful of food-related student organizations. In addition to working with FairShare this summer, Nikki is excited to be cooking for Family HEART Camp, a week-long camp for Nonviolent Communication training, and to be working at Darn Farm, a developing urban permaculture farm in Madison. When she’s not eating, cooking, or thinking about food, you can find Nikki providing caffeine to the masses at Mother Fools. She joins FairShare this summer as the Outreach and Special Events Intern.




Bike the Barns Driftless Intern, 2013-2014

Photo of Intern Thomas OlsonA native to Esofea, Wisc., he grew up surrounded by the beautiful agricultural bounty of Wisconsin’s Driftless region and is graduating in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from UW-Madison. He is passionate about local food economies, sustainable principles and strengthening connections between farmers and community members. He is excited to join our team and will be working closely on projects involving Bike the Barns West 2014. Other interests include working at his family’s farm, caring for honeybees, cooking and enjoying the outdoors.




Events Intern, Spring 2014

IMG_1320Growing up in Northeastern Wisconsin Phoebe had early exposure to the farming economy. However, it was only when she moved to Madison that she found her interest in local and organic foods. Her knowledge of the benefits of local food systems satisfied personal interest until she witnessed first hand the effect of large-scale agriculture on the environment, after which she became passionate about advocating for both healthy lifestyle and land use. Phoebe will graduate from UW-Madison in Spring 2014 with bachelor degrees in Human Geography and Russian language.





Partner Shares Program Intern, Spring 2014

bio pictureClare is a sophomore at UW-Madison who is working toward degrees in English and Environmental Studies. Her interest in community shared agriculture and local food began while growing up in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, where her family cooked lots of tasty meals made from weekly CSA shares. Clare is excited to learn as much as possible about Madison’s local food economy through working with Fairshare CSA Coalition.





Workplace CSA Intern, Spring 2014

CIMG1565Andrea recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as Global Health. She became interested in the local food movement after interning with UW-Madison’s student org Slow Food UW and volunteering at Redamte Coffee House in Madison. She is eager to reach out to the community and get more people involved with community supported agriculture. Other interests include traveling, cooking, knitting, and competing in sprint triathlons.




Program Intern, Spring 2014

1383115_10200664074236457_1888806150_nKatherine is a Geography and Environmental Studies student who is interested the intersection of social justice issues and food. She found her passion for sustainable agriculture through a summer spent WWOOFing, and she continues to enjoy gardening and culinary experimentation. She hopes to help build a more inclusive local food system through her involvement with FairShare.



Ruth Miller

Outreach Intern, Fall 2013



Emily Kalnicky

Program Intern, Fall 2013



Jess Guffey

Development & Program Intern, Fall 2013



Alix Boulard

Program Intern, Summer 2013



Meggie Patton

Bike the Barns Intern, Summer 2013



Janie Starzewski

Partner Shares Program Intern, Spring 2013



Lauren Wells

Outreach & Events Intern, Summer 2012



Jen Bloesch

Program Intern, Spring 2012



Beth Nitz

Partner Shares Program Intern, 2011-2012
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