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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.

* Identifies Spanish speakers

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.

Administration

Mark Bethell

Mark Bethell

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Debi Vanwey

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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

Mia Burger*

Farm Viability and Farmers' Markets

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Amy Gallo

Hallie

Hallie Casey

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  • Farmers' Market Operations Manager
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Ariana DeLaurentis

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Joseph Ramirez

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Hannah Beall

Food Access and Education

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Hannah Thornton

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Adriana Botello de Prioleau*

Sayuri

Sayuri Yamanaka*

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Alex Mace

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Sarah Castro

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Hillary Alamene

Advisory Council

Will Allen

Growing Power, Inc

Lucia Athens

Austin Chief Sustainability Officer

Wendell Berry

Author

Honorable Lloyd Doggett

U.S. Congress

Roberto Espinosa

Tacodeli

Jim Hightower

Author/Commentator

Richard Linklater

Filmmaker

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

Author/Professor

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

Entrepreneur/Restaurateur

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