Alita Kelly (she/her)

Alita received a B.S. from the University of Michigan in Environmental Science and Sustainable Business. She is the founder and co-owner of South East Market in Grand Rapids, Michigan: a people-powered, neighborhood grocery store that sources first from BIPOC, women, and local farms and food businesses. She sits as Chair for the City of Grand […]

Natalie Hughes (she/they)

Natalie is based on unceded Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ land (Ithaca, New York) and brings a decade of food systems fundraising experience to the Young Farmers Development Team. She most recently concluded an Interim Executive Director position at Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, a beginning farmer training organization, and previously led development and youth programming for […]

Flip Zang (they/he)

Flip was born and raised on unceded Shawanwaki/Shawnee and Osage land (Pittsburgh, PA) where they live currently, and they love to learn about local history. They are a creative writer and avid reader, and they are passionate about the intersections of land, pedagogy, and storytelling. Flip is also part of Pittsburgh’s community bail fund and […]

Maia Usher-Rasmussen (they/them)

Maia is the Iowa Organizer at Young Farmers. They are dedicated to de-complicating policy and land access strategies. Their work has focused on workers’ rights, rematriation, education, and building alternative economic models. This experience has taught Maia that we can’t make change in silos and that working across issues to address and visualize barriers to […]

Amy Scott (she/her)

Amy comes to Young Farmers with 14 years’ experience in not-for-profit finance. Her educational background is in Women’s Studies with a B.A. and M.A. in Women’s Studies from SUNY Albany. Most recently before joining Young Farmers, she spent seven years managing the finances for a food access not-for-profit in upstate NY. She enjoys spending time […]

Evanne Caviness (she/her)

Evanne Caviness has been living and ranching in the Southwestern United States since childhood and is proud to represent her Latina farming heritage in her community. Prior to working with Young Farmers, she was a certified Special Education teacher and Gifted and Talented Director for public schools in both Arizona and Colorado. She currently runs […]

Eva Videla (she/her)

Eva was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico but grew up in Chihuahua, Mexico. Her grandfather was a Bracero and is her inspiration for higher education and community work. Before joining Young Farmers, Eva worked as a resource development coordinator for a federally qualified health center in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Eva holds a Master’s degree […]

Sam Brown (she/her)

Sam decided to pursue development when she realized her lifelong love of talking to people had a place and purpose in the movement for climate justice. Currently, Sam lives in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York while wrapping up her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from CUNY Baruch College. Although her background includes volunteer and […]

Ebonee Stevenson (she/her)

Ebonee Stevenson is a frontline veteran community development professional, Black urban farmer, journalist, and community-based educator. She is a self-professed agriculture nerd with over 15 years of experience focused on community organizing in marginalized communities of color. She has worked with many community-based organizations, unions, and religious and educational institutions. She has worked on affordable […]

Evan Flom (he/him)

Evan supports the Coalition from the shores of Lake Superior, where he began working with regional farms in 2011. Originally from the suburbs of Minneapolis, Evan has worked in both urban and rural agricultural settings and has supported a variety of food justice initiatives through community non-profits. Poetry, gardening, running, and eating good food in […]