Staff

Olivia Cleveland

Farming has been in Olivia’s family for many generations and influences nearly every part of her life now. From her values, her relationship to the land, and the investment she […]

Anita Adalja

Anita joins Young Farmers with a wide range of food system work including farming for 10 years in VA, PA, NY, DC, CA, and New Mexico, managing production and distribution […]

Stephanie Fenty

Stephanie hails from the Chicago suburbs but began supporting local and sustainable food systems when living in Central Illinois. Now based in Miami, she has experience ranging from administration, fundraising, […]

Sav Thomas

Sav is a 4th-generation Black American farmer-organizer based in central Vermont where they live and grow with a small community of Black landworkers. Sav brings 9 years of community organizing experience to NYF. […]

Payge Lindow

Payge has spent the past two years learning from Michigan organic farmers as a farmhand and Agroecology student. Her time spent in the soil and research on food-insecurity have formed her […]

Jac Wypler

Jaclyn (or Jac) helps facilitate the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) in the Northeast. After working on farms and with agriculture nonprofits, Jac entered graduate school to study […]

Megan Davey

Megan grew up in the Four Corners region of the Southwest, and is inspired by working to make local and regional food systems more holistic, inclusive, and equitable. Prior to joining […]

Eli Tizcareño

Eli is a first-generation Mexican American born on the land of the Tataviam people in the San Fernando Valley of greater Los Angeles, CA. Eli brings 10 years of experience […]

Shakera Raygoza

Shakera is a registered nurse and mother of three children. She operates Terra Preta Farm in Edinburg Texas with her husband where they produce certified organic vegetables for markets, a […]

Sonia Sullivan

Prior to joining the Young Farmers team, Sonia provided strategic consulting to agricultural entrepreneurs and program design and management to farm- and food-focused organizations. Projects have ranged from facilitating regional […]

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