Allison Boyd, Director
Allison joined the Farm Alliance as the full-time Coordinator in 2014. She comes to the Farm Alliance with extensive experience in the food & agriculture world. She has worked on farms in Massachusetts, Vermont, North Carolina, and Washington D.C. In addition to hands-on farming, she has experience as an educator, researcher, writer, policy advocate, fund developer, and farm service provider, with past work experience including FoodCorps, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and the Wallace Center at Winrock International. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and a M.A. in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. She is committed to fostering healthy, sustainable, and equitable local food systems. In her spare time she tends to her garden and honey bees, runs trails, and practices yoga.
Contact Allison for general inquiries, requests from volunteer groups, speaking requests, job/internship opportunities, partnership opportunities, farm tours or visits and urban agriculture policy questions. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 443-799-6878.
Staycie Francisco, Outreach & Operations Manager
Staycie comes to the Farm Alliance with a wealth of experience working in community outreach and public engagement, and a passion for food accessibility, environmental justice, and sustainable community building. As a Communications and Political Field Director for SEIU MD/DC State Council, she directed and managed all aspects of voter outreach campaigns. As a Community Outreach and Development Coordinator for the State of Maryland, she worked closely with economically disadvantaged and environmental justice communities to find grants and resources. The close relationships she built with residents led her to dig deeper into sustainable solutions offered by local farming and gardening. Recently, she received a certification in Permaculture Design with Charm City Farms, and is currently completing the Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders’ Advanced Composting Certification with Institute for Local Self-Reliance. She holds a B.A. in Fine Arts from Bates College and a M.A. in Publication Design from the University of Baltimore. She is a devoted student of yoga and holistic healing, and teaches several yoga classes a week; she also loves and supports local artists.
Contact Staycie for inquiries related to our Double Dollars healthy food incentive program, Farm Alliance events, fundraisers, workshops and trainings, and marketing opportunities. Staycie can be reached at email@example.com.
Saché Jones, Collective Sales Manager
Saché is an organizer, farmer, chef and food systems advocate. A native of Baltimore, she is committed to creating an equitable and just food system that is integrated in the very fabric of area residents, community organizations, and businesses. Her interest in food has been a lifelong journey starting way before her on the backs of her family members who worked as sharecroppers and migrant workers in the rural south in the late 30s, 40s, and 50s. As a returning generation farmer and nurturer, Saché uses the ancestral knowledge of those before her in addition to research and current best practices to shape how she interacts with the land and the communities it helps to create.
She was educated in the Baltimore public school system and traveled on to Spelman College where she pursued a degree in International Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Development and a minor in Spanish. In addition to formal education, she has learned extensively through doing. Saché has demonstrated a dedication to action based service through her involvement as Fundraising Chair with NLLC, founding member of the Baltimore City Youth Commission, 5th District Commissioner, role as Senior Youth Organizer with Baltimore Safe and Sound Campaign and many others. However, it was through travel to Nicaragua and other countries that brought new awareness to her desire for public service via conversations of the intersection of poverty, environment, justice, agriculture, government, race, climate instability and economics.
Contact Saché for inquiries related to Collective Sales, Market Opportunities, and greenhouse space. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crystal Forman, Market Manager
Crystal L. Forman is an avid forager, gardener and volunteer farmer. She works to improve food justice, food sovereignty and sustainable food access. She loves teaching youth farm to plate activities. Crystal is also a passionate health, wellness and fitness educator. She focuses on disease prevention, health education, chronic conditions management and wellness outreach programs that emphasize plant-based nutrition and exercise. She is the owner of Holistic Healthy Living for All, LLC and the director of Holistic Wellness and Health a company that uses a whole person approach that integrates health, fitness and wellness to improve the quality of life for all. She offers healthy cooking classes, cooking demonstrations, wellness seminars, health coaching, grocery store tours, meal plans, and fitness training.
In addition to her Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Health Administration (MHA) degrees, Crystal is a certified sport nutrition consultant (CSNC), a certified group exercise instructor (GEI), a certified Permaculture designer and a Baltimore City Master Gardener intern.
Contact Crystal for inquires related to Waverly Market. She can be reached at email@example.com.