They serve as ambassadors across the food system; identifying opportunities for collaboration, and building relationships across sectors. They identify potential resources for supporting and funding Network functions and goals and help plan the bi-annual Forums.

Meet the current Whatcom Food Network Steering Committee

Amy Esary
Community Food Co-op

Cheryl Thornton
Cloud Mountain Farm Center

Becky Snijder van Wissenkerke
Whatcom County Planning and Development Services

Naomi Siegel
Opportunity Council

Mardi Solomon
Whatcom Farm to School

Gavin Willis
Whatcom Family Farmers

Rhys Thorvald Hansen
Green & Growing

Mark Peterson / Brandi Hutton (alternate)
Sustainable Connections Toward Zero Waste

Amber Noskoff
WSU Extension

Ander Russell
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities

Rosalinda Guillen / Sean Hopps (alternate)
Community to Community Development

Kent Kok
Families Unidas Por La Justicia

Ali Jensen
Whatcom County Health Department

Sara Southerland
Sustainable Connections

Kether Scharff-Gray
Mainstem Malt

Elma Burnham
Strength of the Tides / Bellingham SeaFeast

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