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National Young Farmers Coalition | Role: Staff

Staff

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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