Who We Are

At SFC, we are passionate about our work and share a commitment to expanding access to locally grown food raised with integrity and care. Learn more about our individual staff members, Advisory Council, and Board of Directors below.

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Note: SFC employees are working remotely until further notice due to COVID-19. Please expect a delay in response time to any phone calls made. For the quickest response, please email us.


Mark Bethell

Mark Bethell


Debi Vanwey


Hilda Gutiérrez*

Jennifer DeAtley

Jenifer DeAtley

Tiffiney Herrera

Tiffiney Herrera

Development and Communications

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Nicole Thompson

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Arlo Bush

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Maddie Townsend*

Policy and Research

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Simone Benz*


Mia Burger*

Farm Viability and Farmers' Markets

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Amy Gallo


Hallie Casey

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Ariana DeLaurentis

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Maya Adra


Joseph Ramirez


Hannah Beall

Food Access and Education

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Hannah Thornton


Adriana Botello de Prioleau*


Sayuri Yamanaka*

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Alex Mace

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Sarah Castro

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Diana Castro

Advisory Council

Will Allen

Growing Power, Inc

Lucia Athens

Austin Chief Sustainability Officer

Wendell Berry


Honorable Lloyd Doggett

U.S. Congress

Roberto Espinosa


Jim Hightower


Richard Linklater


Robyn Metcalfe

Author, Lecturer, Research Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin.

Raj Patel

Research Professor

Tom Philpott

Food and Ag Correspondent, Mother Jones

Michael Pollan


Robin Rather

Collective Strength

Anne Robertson

Healthy Child, Healthy World

Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, M.D.

American Heart Association

Jennifer Vickers

Community Investment Corp.

Alice Waters

Chez Panisse

Rob Wilder


Board of Directors FY 2022-2023

Executive Committee

Jody Madden

  • Chair
  • CEO,
  • Foundry

Erika Levack

  • Past-Chair
  • Real Estate Broker,
  • Compass

James Osborn

  • Chair-Elect
  • VP of Engineering,
  • FIS

Naomi Weiner

  • Secretary
  • Ward Advisors

Sara Maxwell

  • Treasurer
  • Consultant

Board Members

Amy Bell

  • CEO,
  • The Cook's Nook

Eric de Valpine

  • Partner,
  • Foodshed Investors

Carrie Dyer

  • PR Partner,
  • SparkFarm

Laura Estes

  • Director of Marketing,
  • HEB Central Texas Region

Felipe Fernandes

  • Director of Client Services
  • Zello

Jessica Gaffney

  • CEO and Executive Director,
  • Women@Austin

Bill Longley

  • Legislative Counsel,
  • Texas Municipal League

Dan Phillips

  • Managing Director,
  • Sandbox Industries

Dr. Shelly Sethi

  • Integrative Family Physician

Nancy Spencer

  • VP of Finance,
  • Aceable Inc.

Wendy Wheless

  • Founder & Chief Movement Officer,
  • Thru Movement