Javier Guerrero is the Farm’s President and CEO. Javier works with Coastal Roots Farm staff, board members, funders, partners, and volunteers … Read More
Javier Guerrero, President and CEO
Javier Guerrero is the Farm’s President and CEO. Javier works with Coastal Roots Farm staff, board members, funders, partners, and volunteers to advance the Farm’s impact initiatives of Equitable Food Access, Regenerative Agriculture, Environmental Education, and Jewish Life, welcoming people of all backgrounds.
Javier has worked in the San Diego nonprofit sector for over 20 years and brings extensive experience in nonprofit administration, organizational management, and resource development. Prior to joining the Farm four years ago, Javier served eight years as Executive Director of San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido, overseeing the Museum’s capital campaign, move to a new indoor/outdoor location, and expansion of exhibits and programming.
Javier currently serves on the Board of Directors for Boy Scouts of San Diego and Imperial Counties, served on the Board of North County Philanthropy Council for nearly ten years, and is an active volunteer in the community.Close
As the Farm’s Post-Harvest and Distribution Manager, Garth is responsible for overseeing the Farm’s Organic Food Distribution...Read More
Garth Denton-Borhaug, Post-Harvest and Distribution ManagerAs the Farm’s Post-Harvest and Distribution Manager, Garth is responsible for overseeing the Farm’s Organic Food Distribution Program. His work addresses and reduces food insecurity and ensures low-income, at-risk communities have equal and dignified access to locally grown, fresh, organic food, regardless of ability to pay. You are likely to find Garth on Sundays and Thursdays at our pay-what-you-can farm stand chatting about recipes with our regular customers. Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Garth served two years in the AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Project working with fellow Hive member organization ProduceGood. There he worked to coordinate and lead programs directly addressing food-waste and food-insecurity in San Diego County. To summarize, Garth is an all-around awesome guy who loves his job and enjoys good food and music.
Kesha Dorsey Spoor
Kesha Dorsey Spoor is Coastal Roots Farm’s Director of Philanthropy, Program Strategy, and Communication, supporting the…. Read More
Kesha Dorsey Spoor, Director of Philanthropy, Program Strategy, and Communications
Kesha Dorsey Spoor is Coastal Roots Farm’s Director of Philanthropy, Program Strategy, and Communication, supporting the Farm’s development and donor stewardship, leading the Farm’s communication strategy, and overseeing all programs and education initiatives.
Kesha has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than a decade. Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Kesha managed youth development programs to prevent gang violence and promote sexual and reproductive health at Vista Community Clinic and led civil rights and outreach efforts to reduce hate and secure justice at the Anti-Defamation League in San Diego.
Kesha is passionate about equity and sustainability, loves to travel, and strives to perform Jewish values of goodness and compassion in her personal and professional lives. She holds a BA in Sociocultural Anthropology and Master’s in Public Health with a focus on Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences.
Rebecca Joy Fletcher is the Farm's Director of Jewish Life where she is responsible… Read More
Rebecca Fletcher, Director of Jewish Life
Rebecca Joy Fletcher is the Farm's Director of Jewish Life where she is responsible for uplifting Jewish programming, consciousness, teachings, and community to the Farm.
Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Rebecca - an ordained synagogue canter, professional actor, and climate activist and coach - started her professional career as cantor/educator at Hebrew Tabernacle synagogue in NY, as well as touring the world with her original works of Jewish theater and performance. She then inaugurated the position of Director of Experiential Jewish Education at The ARK in Chicago, while working as an actor across Chicago's stages. Additionally, Rebecca trained and worked with Climate Change Theater Action and certified as a climate coach. Founding The Fletcher Studio, Rebecca began coaching and training organizations and individuals in embodied leadership & climate communications. Her passion for Judaism, creative expression, climate and food justice, and embodiment are at the root of every challenge she takes on. Rebecca and her husband are thrilled to have moved to North County from Chicago, as are their many family members in LA.
Kimberly loves hiking, swimming, rock climbing and exploring San Diego County with her husband, daughter and two dogs.
Megan is Coastal Roots Farm’s Education Manager of School and Volunteer Programs where she oversees the Farm’s School and Group… Read More
Megan Freeman, Education Manager, School and Volunteer Programs
Megan is Coastal Roots Farm’s Education Manager of School and Volunteer Programs where she oversees the Farm’s School and Group Visit program, Volunteer and Internship program, and the Education Farm and Gardens. In this role, she works with the Education Manager of Camp and Community Programs to plan and implement Jewish and Farm educational programming with a specific focus in designing the long-term goals and curricula for the previously stated programs.
Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Megan worked for the nonprofit Pathways In Education where she led ethnically and socioeconomically diverse high school students in experiential learning programming to fulfill graduation requirements. She wrote curricula for and ran a program centered around sustainability, food justice, and leadership on a certified organic farm in Mendocino County.
Megan loves eating new foods while traveling and enjoys being outdoors- hiking, camping, and taking photos. She currently has the goals to travel to all of the US National Parks and learn to play guitar.
Ellie is Coastal Roots’ Farm Production Manager, where oversees the Farm’s Vegetable Production, laying hen flocks, compost operation, and Food Forest… Read More
Ellie Honan, Farm Production Manager
Ellie is Coastal Roots’ Farm Production Manager, where oversees the farm’s vegetable production, laying hen flocks, compost operation, and food forest, supervising a team of seven passionate farmers. In this role, she creates the annual crop plan and lines out weekly operations and harvest lists to bring the plan to fruition. Since joining the farm in 2015, Ellie has been committed to creating regenerative, efficient, safe farming systems and is continuing to formalize these practices in her current role through the development of standard operating procedures and a food safety plan.
Ellie began farming over a decade ago while travelling and working on farms in Kenya and Uganda. Since then she has worked with a number of farms and CSAs throughout the Midwest and has developed a passion for regenerative agriculture and the communities built around it. In addition to her time working on farms, Ellie completed a BA in Economics, Policy Studies, and Environmental Studies and spent 3 years working for and then managing a non-profit microfinance organization. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Women Food and Agriculture Network. Ellie loves surfing, hiking, herbalism and plant medicine, soil microbiology, and food preservation.
Adam is the Director of Farm Production and is responsible for overseeing all areas of production, including our cropping fields, food forest, chickens, composting operation and facilities…Read More
Adam McCurdy, Director of Farm Production
Adam is the Director of Farm Production and is responsible for overseeing all areas of production, including crop fields, food forest, animals, and composting.
Adam is originally from the Pacific Northwest and leads our production as a skilled farmer and manager with over 20 years of agricultural experience. Adam has managed both nonprofit and for-profit farms ranging in scale from 5 to 100 acres. Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, he managed Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center where he oversaw the production of 30 acres of mixed vegetable crops and supplied product throughout the region to over 600 Community Supported Agriculture members, hunger relief organizations, local grocery stores and the regions finest restaurants. Adam also worked in close collaboration with agricultural researchers from area Universities and was passionately involved in studies related to minimizing tillage, cover cropping and nutrient management to optimize nitrogen levels and protect our watersheds in organic farming systems.
Both as a farmer and engaged citizen, Adam has long been a strong local food systems advocate and has been instrumental in increasing the supply of, nutrient dense, locally-grown produce to hunger relief agencies. Adam has committed a lifetime of study in agriculture, horticulture, forest stand management and team leadership in diverse formal and informal settings throughout the Pacific Northwest, New England and Southeast Asia.
Adam is dedicated to healthy organizations, healthy communities, sustainable land stewardship, and cultivating positive evolutions within our food and farming systems. In this spirit, Adam honors learning from our ancestors and integrating innovation for future generations and the health of our planet. When Adam isn’t in the field, he is enjoying time and celebrating life’s gifts with his family.
As the Director of Finance and Administration, Denise Naylor is responsible for all of the farms financial functions, as well as all administrative and human resources... Read More
Denise Naylor, Director of Finance and Administration
As the Director of Finance and Administration, Denise Naylor is responsible for all of the farms financial functions, as well as all administrative and human resources activities. Working closely with the executive director and leadership team to strengthen the farm as an organization, she also collaborates with and provides support to all departments, helping move forward the farm’s impact initiatives.
Denise brings to the farm over three decades of financial management and business leadership experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, her nonprofit work took her to the Sacramento Zoo in Northern California as the Finance and Administration Director, and Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City, Utah where she was the Director of Operations.
Denise is a Master Gardener and feels blessed when she has opportunities to put her hands in the dirt and help in the fields now and again (one of her passions). Her favorite pastimes are gardening, hiking, travel, spending time with friends and family, and eating great food.
Sharone Oren is Coastal Roots Farm’s Education Manager of Camp and Community Programs where she is responsible for the planning and implementation of Jewish and agricultural… Read More
Christine Spencer is the Director of Grants and Impact at Coastal Roots Farm. She brings more than 15 years of experience… Read More
Christine Spencer, Director of Grants and Impact
Christine Spencer is the Director of Grants and Impact at Coastal Roots Farm. She brings more than 15 years of experience working in the fundraising area of nonprofits and most recently was the Director of Development at an animal welfare organization. Christine grew up in North San Diego County and has a love for helping everyone gain access to healthy food. She enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, and traveling worldwide with her husband and two boys.
Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration, specializing in Health Policy. She currently serves on the board for the San Diego Grants Professional Association and the Old Escondido Historic District.
Kimberly currently serves as the Education Manager, Early Childhood Programs for Coastal Roots Farm… Read More
Kimberly Tomlinson, Education Manager of Early Childhood Programs
Kimberly currently serves as the Education Manager for Early Childhood Programs at Coastal Roots Farm. Prior to joining the Farm Team, Kimberly has worked in both formal and informal education settings. After graduating from University of Delaware, Kimberly moved to Washington DC and taught for several years in a traditional classroom setting. As a traditional educator, Kimberly served as an ELL teacher, reading interventionist as well as a kindergarten teacher.
Following a cross country move to Southern California, she transitioned into informal education. Kimberly worked for over 4 years in various education roles at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. Kimberly is passionate about hands-on learning and integrating play and exploration into education.
Kimberly loves hiking, swimming, rock climbing and exploring San Diego County with her husband, daughter and two dogs.
PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION
Jamie is a Community Farmer supporting all aspects of farm production… Read More
Jamie Balesteri, Community Farmer
Jamie is a Community Farmer supporting all aspects of farm production. Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, she managed an organic food and juice store in Solana Beach. While earning a degree in Food and Nutrition Management from Arizona State University, she worked at farmers markets in Phoenix, Arizona and spent 3 months working on a sustainable farm in the Tuscany region of Italy.
She recently completed a Permaculture Design Certification and is passionate about healing people and the planet through good food, community, and regenerative growing practices. When her hands aren’t in the dirt, you can find her camping, hiking, reading, doing yoga, or experimenting in the kitchen.
Kevin is a Community Farmer supporting all aspects of crop production… Read More
Kevin Beall, Community Farmer
Kevin is a Community Farmer supporting all aspects of crop production.
Prior to joining Coastal Roots, Kevin graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Plant Sciences, concentrating in Fruit and Crop Sciences. He has worked in a variety of settings, from zoos to botanical gardens, learning as much as he could wherever he went. Kevin loves to camp and backpack, and would love recommendations for local trails and sites!"
Virginia is a Community Farmer supporting all aspects of farm production… Read More
Virginia Fall, Community Farmer
Virginia is a Community Farmer supporting all aspects of farm production. After completing her Masters in Landscape Architecture in North Carolina, Virginia worked for several years as a Landscape Designer. Before graduate school, Virginia worked in nonprofit field for the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association where she developed appreciation for mission-focused work with a shared purpose.
Prior to nonprofit work, Virginia served in the Peace Corps in Botswana, Africa where she worked on HIV/AIDS development work in addition to small-scale permaculture farming practice. These combined experiences have brought her to Coastal Roots where she hopes to get her hands dirty, and learn more of organic farming practices and landscape maintenance. This Louisiana girl loves living and exploring in Southern California with her husband, dog (Zoe), and cat (Maybe).
Julia is the Farm’s Post-Harvest and Distribution Assistant, where she is responsible for … Read More
Julia Meyer, Post-Harvest and Distribution Assistant
Julia is the Farm’s Post-Harvest and Distribution Assistant, where she is responsible for supporting post-harvest tasks on the farm as well as fostering strong relationships with the community through our harvest distribution.
Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Julia worked for University of Washington Student Food Pantry where she coordinated gleaning efforts around campus to minimize food waste and completed harvest work on the farm to bring fresh produce to the pantry. When not working, Julia can be found in the kitchen trying out new recipes, at the farmers market soaking in the sun, or scoping out the next live music scene to attend
Anthony is the Farm's Community Farmer where he is responsible for supporting... Read More
Anthony Moore, Community Farmer
Anthony is the Farm's Community Farmer where he is responsible for supporting crop production, assisting in care and maintenance of chicken flock, and support all departments as needed.
Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Anthony worked for Go Green and did seeding, greenhouse walkabouts, propagation, harvest, and production support. In his downtime, you can find Anthony in his home garden planting planting more food and flowers for his family or on one of the many great trails in San Diego fellowshipping with the land along with all of the beautiful native plants and animals.
Josh is the newest community farmer where he is responsible for supporting crop production and compost operations… Read More
Josh Raser, Temporary Community Farmer
Josh is the newest community farmer where he is responsible for supporting crop production and compost operations. Prior to joining Coastal Roots, Josh has worked the better part of a decade on farms in New England and New Orleans. He developed a passion for growing food while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the rural highlands of Ecuador. When he isn’t farming, he loves being a new Dad and trying to make the best crispy tofu recipe!
Mariah is the Farm's Farm Stand Associate where she is responsible for… Read More
Mariah Reinke, Farm Stand Associate
Mariah Reinke is the Farm’s Farm-stand Associate where she is responsible for helping operate the farm’s pay-what-you-can Farm Stand while creating connections with the community. Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Mariah worked as an outdoor educator for young children and as a server for a traveling farm-to-table catering team. Mariah is an outdoor enthusiast who loves to spend her time hiking, traveling, and is always exploring. Mariah recently moved to California from the east coast and is enjoying learning about native plants & the southern California culture.
Bill Stallcup is a Community Farmer at Coastal Roots Farm, where has previously been involved as a volunteer with planting, irrigation, weeding… Read More
Bill Stallcup, Community Farmer
Bill Stallcup is a Community Farmer at Coastal Roots Farm, where has previously been involved as a volunteer with planting, irrigation, weeding, and harvesting of vegetables.
Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Bill has been a biochemist/cell biologist for the past 50 years, most recently at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute on Torrey Pines Mesa.
Bill lives in Leucadia a little ways north of the Farm, and maintains a fruit and vegetable garden in his yard. He hopes his home “farm” benefits from his experience at the real Farm.
Emma is Coastal Roots Farm’s Farm Stand Associate, responsible for… Read More
Emma Tuttleman-Kriegler, Farm Stand Associate
Emma is Coastal Roots Farm’s Farm Stand Associate, responsible for helping operate our on-site pay-what you can Farm Stand and serving our community through dignified, fair access to fresh, organic food regardless of ability to pay.
Prior to Joining Coastal Roots Farm, Emma worked for Isabella Freeman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, Connecticut as an Environmental Educator. She has volunteered at Brooklyn Botanic Garden as a Docent and worked as an Herbalist at Radicle Herb Shop in Brooklyn, New York.
Emma believes that food, nature, and community are our best healers. She is excited to be a part of nourishing community at Coastal Roots Farm!
Allison is a Community Farmer supporting all aspects of farm production… Read More
Allison McLoughlin, Community Farmer
Allison McLoughlin is a community farmer and she is responsible for supporting all aspects of farm production. Allison is a current student at Cal poly SLO studying Agricultural and Environmental Plant Science with a concentration in plant protection. She loves to be outside in nature and is a big fan of collecting and identifying bugs! She has a passion for learning and sustainable food production.
EDUCATION & COMMUNICATIONS
Hannah is an Outdoor Educator where she supports the Education team with Farm Camp, guiding school groups… Read More
Hannah Arledge, Outdoor Educator
Hannah is an Outdoor Educator where she supports the Education team with Farm Camp, guiding school groups, and other event programming. When not teaching here at the farm, she is in the classroom as an upper and middle school substitute teacher.Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Hannah worked at Plant With Purpose as a marketing writer where she created content on community and environmental transformation through regenerative farming and reforestation. Hannah graduated with a degree in English from Pepperdine University and will be moving across the country in September to earn her MSc in Sustainability. Outside of education, she spends her time running in the mountains, cooking, and learning how to throw clay.
Jess Arroyo is the Farm's Marketing and Events Coordinator where she is responsible for connecting the Farm and community… Read More
Jess Arroyo, Marketing and Events Coordinator
Jess Arroyo is the Farm’s Marketing and Events Coordinator where she is responsible for connecting the Farm and community through digital communications, marketing, events and outreach, while supporting the Education and Philanthropy departments.
Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Jess lived in Thailand, Morocco and New Zealand where she worked with startups to help build brand identity through digital marketing. Her education in psychology helped shape her passion for connecting communities and curating experiences for individuals of all interests and backgrounds. In her free time, Jess enjoys expanding and tending to her at-home garden along with, hiking, camping and practicing yoga.
Estee is the Farm's Visitor Experience Associate where she is responsible for creating a safe space... Read More
Estee Bartell, Visitor Experience Associate
Estee is the Farm's Visitor Experience Associate where she is responsible for creating a safe space and assisting the education team with community programs.Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Estee worked in sales for Yoga Six. When she is not on the Farm, you'll probably find her in yoga class, cooking healthy organic meals or hanging with her dog Louis.
Christina is a Farm Educator assisting with camps, programming, and events… Read More
Christina Cranwell, Farm Educator
Christina is a Farm Educator assisting with camps, programming, and events. Prior to joining the team at Coastal Roots, Christina farmed for several years in New York, Florida, and Tennessee. She also participated in multiple outdoor and nature outreach programs, where she developed interest in wild foraging and entomology. When not on the farm, you can find Christina in the mountains backpacking, or in the kitchen developing her next great culinary creation.
Hannah is an On-Call Farm Educator where she supports the Education Team with designing curriculum and facilitating… Read More
Hannah Gruen, On-Call Farm Educator
Hannah is an On-Call Farm Educator where she supports the Education Team with designing curriculum and facilitating school field trips. She assists with volunteer groups and other events held at the Farm.
Alongside her work here at the Farm, Hannah is an Assistant Marine Biologist for the City of San Diego where she develops outreach material to connect the public with sustainability initiatives. Prior to these positions, she was an outdoor educator for the Environmental Leadership Program in Oregon, where she developed curriculum and facilitated hands-on and ecology-based middle school field trips to the Willamette Forest. While pursuing her B.S. in environmental studies, she learned farming techniques on an Urban Farm for four years with the goal of providing fresh organic produce for students at the University of Oregon.
Hannah loves traveling, scuba diving, hiking, camping, educating, and meeting other passionate and innovative people.
Dominique is Coastal Roots Farm’s Visitor Experience Associate, responsible for… Read More
Dominique Kirkendile, Visitor Experience Associate
Dominique is a Farm Visitor Experience Associate and she is responsible for creating a safe space and assisting the education team with community programs. Prior to join in coastal Roots Farm Dominique works for Rancho Coastal humane society Thrift Shop. Her favorite color is orange, her favorite vegetable is a brussel sprout, she went to Cal State San Marcos and she roller skates & downhill street luges for fun.
Jami supports the education department with Farm Camp, field trips, volunteer days, events and occasional build projects… Read More
Jamie Macleod, Outdoor Educator
Jami supports the education department with Farm Camp, field trips, volunteer days, events and occasional build projects. The farm is a wonderful balance to her life on the ice where she has been teaching figure skating for many years. Jami's passion for getting her hands in the dirt came from helping out on her grandparent's lavender farm and she is hoping to create a similar space to nourish the mind, body and spirit one day.
Adam is Coastal Roots Farm’s Visitor Experience Associate, responsible for… Read More
Adam Ryan, Visitor Experience Associate
Adam is Coastal Roots Farm’s Visitor Experience Associate, responsible for welcoming guests at special events. Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Adam worked for various publications as a writer and editor. Adam plays the piano and guitar, speaks French, and writes poetry.
Lara is the Farm's Outdoor Educator where she is responsible for supporting the Education Department in... Read More
Lara Lenta, Outdoor Educator
Lara is the Farm's Outdoor Educator where she is responsible for supporting the Education Department in facilitating activities that immerse farmers-in-training in the great outdoors.Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Lara worked for Hoover high School and did teaching in Special Education. Lara enjoys making art with oil pastels and paint. She also enjoys gardening, hanging out with her chickens, cat, family and friends. She likes to learn about particle physics and other sciences for fun!
Valerie is the Farm’s Outdoor Educator where she supports the Education Team with Farm Camps... Read More
Valerie Lowe, Outdoor Educator
Valerie is the Farm’s Outdoor Educator where she supports the Education Team with Farm Camps, Farm Tours, and school programs.
Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Valerie worked for I Love A Clean San Diego on the community education team, creating and leading webinars and workshops. She has also led summer camps in Berkeley with Kids for the Bay and worked with the afterschool program at the JCC East Bay. Valerie graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Conservation Resource Studies. Outside of work, Valerie can be found crocheting, trying new recipes, and exploring San Diego with family and friends.
Jenn is the Farm's Administrative Assistant where she is responsible for being the first point of contact for Farm inquiries… Read More
Jenn Webb, Administrative Assistant
Jenn Webb is the Farm’s Administrative Assistant where she is responsible for being the first point of contact for Farm inquiries and administrative support for multiple departments to provide friendly and clear communication.Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Jenn worked for several non-profit organizations in North County San Diego in the Development arena. She also has volunteering on a lettuce farm and comes from a family owned produce business. When not working you will find her with her kids and dog at the beach or in the kitchen cooking.
Trista is a Farm intern who is a rising freshman at UC Irvine with a major in Criminology, Law & Society and a minor… Read More
Trista Lara, Farm Intern
Trista is a rising freshman at UC Irvine with a major in Criminology, Law & Society and a minor in Sustainability. In her free time she loves to read, explore new music, and hang out in nature. She is eager to learn more about permaculture, food justice, nutrition, as well as the multitude of ways spiritual-based farming can affect the community. Zot zot!
Sydney is a Farm intern and rising sophomore at Reed College, where they are studying art and biology.… Read More
Sydney Wegener, Farm Intern
Sydney is a Farm intern and rising sophomore at Reed College, where they are studying art and biology. Prior to interning at Coastal Roots farm, they volunteered for several wildlife rehabilitation centers, and they maintain an active orchid collection and vegetable garden. They also enjoy kayaking and embroidery, and would love to chat about birds.
Amelia is the Farm's Camp Counselor where she is responsible for helping campers gain fundamental knowledge... Read More
Amelia Burney, Camp Counselor
Amelia is the Farm's Camp Counslor where she is responsible for helping campers gain fundamental knowledge and have an amazing time at the Farm.
Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Amelia helped run a cheerleading camp and volunteered at a dance studio. She is on the track and cheerleading teams at Mission Bay High School. Amelia enjoys running, dancing, and baking for friends and family.
Sophie Delaplane is the Farm's Camp Counselor where she is responsible for keeping campers smiling... Read More
Sophie Delaplane, Camp Counselor
Sophie Delaplane is the Farm’s Camp Counselor where she is responsible for keeping campers smiling from the time they arrive to camp until the time they leave. She loves to play games, do arts and crafts, hike and work on the Farm!
Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Sophie volunteered on many eco-friendly farms including one on her most recent visit to Costa Rica. She was also a dedicated Girl Scout during grades K -8 and could hardly wait to become a Camp Counselor at Coastal Roots Farm. Sophie is a rising sophomore at La Costa Canyon High School and continues to volunteer for Produce Good gleaning leftover produce to be donated to the homeless. Sophie loves to be outdoors gardening, hiking, swimming or golfing. She will be visiting her 10th National Park this summer!
Louis is the Farm's Camp Counselor where he is responsible for ensuring the campers have the best... Read More
Louis Eisenberg, Camp Counselor
Louis is the Farm's Camp Counselor where he is responsible for ensuring the campers have the best summer. Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Louis worked as the Vice President for his fraternity. Where he oversaw day-to-day duties, held other leadership positions accountable and addressed member concerns.
Louis is a recent graduate of Lynn University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Journalism with a minor in photography. Louis is passionate about using his nonprofit work to make a positive impact on the lives of others with whom he works.
Zeth is the Farm's Camp Counselor where he is responsible for helping with campers and facilitate their understanding of the natural world... Read More
Zeth French, Camp Counselor
Zeth is the Farm's Camp Counselor where he is responsible for helping with campers and facilitating their understanding of the natural world while connecting them with sustainable farming and making sure they have a great time.
Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Zeth completed his sophomore year at San Dieguito HS Academy where he also played for the SDA basketball team. He enjoys playing basketball, biking, sculpting, and being outdoors!
Jay is the Farm's Camp Counselor where she is responsible for making sure the kids have the best time ever while sharing... Read More
Jay Friend, Camp Counselor
Jay is the Farm's Camp Counselor where she is responsible for making sure the kids have the best time ever while sharing new experiences and making new friends.
Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Jay worked with her school to help younger students adjust to being at a new school, did Girl Scouts from kindergarten to 6th grade, and helped parents to grow their children's young minds to stay curious and wanting to learn more!
Maddox is the Farm's Camp Counselor where he is responsible for encouraging children to explore, have fun, and learn about the... Read More
Maddox Jantzer, Camp Counselor
Maddox is the Farm's Camp Counselor where he is responsible for encouraging children to explore, have fun, and learn about the outdoors.
Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Maddox was a 10th grader at San Dieguito Academy and is excited to begin his first job working with children on the Farm as a camp counselor. In his free time, Maddox enjoys sketching, digital art, skateboarding, and biking around Encinitas with his friends.
Kali Medlock is the Farm Camp Counselor where she is responsible for watching over and having fun with... Read More
Kali Medlock, Farm Camp Counselor
Kali Medlock is the Farm's Camp Counselor where she is responsible for watching over and having fun with the munchkins. This is Kali's first job and she couldn't be more optimistic about joining Coastal Roots Farm! She loves to dance at CADENCE in Oceanside, do morning yoga, and work on slowly becoming a vegan!
Lola is the Farm's Camp Counselor where she is responsible for making sure kids attending camp have... Read More
Lola Myers, Farm Camp Counselor
Lola Meyers is the Farm's Camp Counselor where she is responsible for making sure kids attending camp have the time of their lives and amazing educational opportunities.
Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Lola worked for a family, providing care for their two young children, helping grow their educational mindsets while making sure they had a fun time doing so. Lola is a student at Mission Hill High School, a competitive volleyball player, and a member of the marching band program as a percussionist for her high school. Lola loves activities, such as, sketching and spending time outdoors.
Leeza is the Farm's Camp Counselor where she is responsible for supervising a group of youth in a supportive... Read More
Leza Nikitin, Camp Counselor
Leeza Nikitin is the Farm’s Camp Counselor where she is responsible for supervising a group of youth in a supportive agriculture-based environment. Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Leeza volunteered at San Diego Public Library and Helen Woodward Animal Center. Leeza is a rising freshman in Canyon Crest Academy. She loves gardening, collecting crystals, and surfing.
Claude is the Farm's Camp Counselor where they are responsible for ensuring campers have a safe and enjoyable... Read More
Claude Pate, Camp Counselor
Claude is the Farm's Camp Counselor where they are responsible for ensuring campers have a safe and enjoyable experience with the Coastal Roots Farm summer camp.
Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Claude worked for Trader Joes and performed all necessary tasks to provide optimal grocery store experience for Trader Joe's customers. In their free time, Claude likes to skateboard and play the drums, often exploring new music. They enjoy walking around farmers markets to be around fresh people and veggies.
Daniel Schwartz is the Farm's Camp Counselor where he is responsible for making sure campers have the best... Read More
Daniel Schwartz, Camp Counselor
Daniel Schwartz is the Farm’s Camp Counselor where he is responsible for making sure campers have the best week of their life and summer and tell the world about Coastal Roots Farm.
Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Daniel worked for a variety of school programs. His work with kids and agriculture began at Cal Poly while working as part of the Organic Farm elementary school education program. He then went and worked in England for a few years at an after-school youth soccer program. When not outdoors loving nature, he enjoys being creative whether it is making crotchet beanies, designing shirts or making art.
Anna is a Farm Camp Counselor where she is responsible for leading and working with children... Read More
Anna Shishkin, Camp Counselor
Anna is a Farm Camp Counselor where she is responsible for leading and working with children during the Farm Camp, exploring the world around us, and engaging them in creative and meaningful ways.
Prior to joining Coastal Roots Farm, Anna volunteered for the Beach Kids program in Encinitas, supervising and interacting with the camp participants. She is passionate about ballet, and dance in general, and loves the beach and the outdoors.