Growing things and working with plants are my passion. I have years of experience working on other farms, as well as managing my own, and I know what it means to work hard and in a collaborative way. I have extensive experience in greenhouse management, field work, harvesting, irrigation, cultivation, flower arrangement, and other aspects of diverse vegetable and flower production including marketing and sales.
Co-owner of a small-scale, diversified vegetable and flower farm on leased land. Responsible for all aspects of operation and business management, from marketing to sales, business and crop planning, weeding, hoeing, seeding, transplanting and all the other elements of crop production, as well as harvesting and processing veggies and flowers and selling them from our farmstand, to restaurants, and at Vashon's Saturday market. Managed interns and volunteers in all aspects of production work.
Worked at numerous Seattle theater companies including: Seattle Children's Theatre, The Village Theatre, Seattle Opera, ACT, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Intiman. Assisted paintshops on productions when they were understaffed or behind deadline.
My work focused on seeding and transplanting nursery starts, as well as pulling wholesale orders in the greenhouse utilizing an intricate company system.
Worked on this intensively-managed, direct-market farm, learning flower and vegetable cultivation and sales. The farm owners involved me in everything, from seeding to bed-prep, compost production, veggie harvest and processing, and flower arrangement for CSA, restaurant and market sales.
Worked on various farms and homesteads in exchange for room and board.
The farmers at Morning Dew had me dive right into their 4-acre vegetable farm with: harvest help, vegetable processing, market sales and more. Two months of crash-course production work on an intelligent small farm in Maine.
Involved in all aspects of the paintshop production including: painting large format backdrops, hard scenery, and floors. Worked independently as well as with a small crew. Worked quickly under pressure with attention to detail. Oversaw and maintained paintshop organization and paint stock.
Owned and managed my own small business
Experience working in a variety of settings and in fast pace farm and shop environments
Attended WSU Specialty Cut Flower Growers School 2012
Incorporated cut flowers into Island Meadow Farm's existing crop plan and sales model
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