TEAM

Modoc Harvest is dedicated to helping all members of our community produce and enjoy as much local food as possible. We would love to have you be a part of our team!

MODOC HARVEST CURRENTLY HAS OPENINGS ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS!

IF INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT laurie@modocharvest.org

 

STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS

STAFF:

Anne Mileck, Alturas Farmers Market Manager

Jenny Kapp, Farmers Market Program Manager and Education Coordinator, has a degree in biology from the University of South Florida and a background in conservation and restoration ecology. Since her graduation, Jenny has had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the United States following seasonal positions with the Federal Government, Universities and non-profits. Since moving to Surprise Valley three years ago she has had the delightful opportunity to become more involved in gardening and raising chickens with her family.

Hannah Curcio, Food Hub Co-manager, is a mother, wife, farmer, and co-founder of the Surprise Valley Grown Food Hub, now the Modoc Harvest Food Hub. Hannah is excited about community interest in locally-available food products, and enjoyed working closely with Surprise Valley Joint Unified School District during the Hub’s planning stages to bring local products to school lunch trays in Surprise Valley. She has enjoyed watching the Hub spread throughout Surprise Valley to neighboring communities with Modoc and surrounding counties. She sees the intersection of education, community involvement and local food production as the epitome of what Modoc Harvest brings to the table.

Owen Segerstrom, Food Hub Co-manager, is a father, husband, farmer and lover of local food and watersheds.  He lives on the east side of Surprise Valley and keeps busy developing, observing and nurturing his comprehensive family farm (pigs, ducks, goats, dairy cows, chickens, bees and his two sons and three hoop houses for vegetable production). Owen believes locally-grown food and the education that surrounds it is fundamental to the vitality of a community.

Laurie Pearce Price, Executive Director has been with Modoc Harvest since January 2022. She has professional experience as a land surveyor, special education teacher, and social worker, with degrees in history, land surveying, and anthropology. Laurie has lived in Surprise Valley since 1997 and is committed to building connections and sustainability through local food, and to growing along with Modoc Harvest.

VOLUNTEERS:

Kay Antunez de Mayolo is a former MH board member and co-chairs the Heritage Fruit Project. She has a life- long interest in botany, gardening, and a fondness for trees. Prior to retirement from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, where she coordinated a statewide environmental education program with a focus on forests, she taught biology and ethnobotany at a community college. Now living in Eagleville, she tends her “market garden” and offers herbs, edibles and bouquets at the SV Farmers Markets and the Modoc Harvest Food Hub.

Cathy Carlock is a former MH board member and co-chairs the Heritage Fruit Project. She is an avid gardener and interested in botany and growing organic heirloom varieties of vegetables.  She has recently retired from the Forest Service as the reforestation Culturist for the past 40 years. Cathy has resided in Cedarville for the last 32 years with her husband and raised 2 daughters in Surprise Valley.

Deb and Tom Clark are dedicated Modoc Harvest volunteers who have served countless hours for the Heritage Fruit Tree Project organizing the mapping and identification efforts required to discover, archive and preserve our historic fruit trees of Modoc County.

OUR BOARD – POSITIONS OPEN! Please email laurie@modocharvest.org for more information.

Kelly Crosby, President – Kelly is the former Director of Social Services in Modoc County and is a City of Alturas Council Member. She started her career as a Public Health Nurse (1996 Modoc County) developing programs to improve the health of our county residents. She is passionate about low-income families accessing healthy food. She enjoys shopping at the Alturas Farmers Market on Saturdays and trying new locally produced products.

Treasurer – OPEN

Elizabeth Zendejas, Director

Holly Stains, Secretary – Holly is a Health Specialist with Modoc County Public Health Department. The programs Holly works in are related to Health Education and Community Outreach, primarily in the areas of Nutrition and Dental Care. She is passionate about educating our youth about healthy food. Holly has been instrumental in the startup and ongoing facilitation of the Community Garden in Alturas.  Holly is a lifelong resident of Modoc.

Jason Diven, Director – Jason is a contractor and also a producer for Modoc Harvest through his family’s Triple 3 Family Farm. He is passionate about regenerative agriculture and is active in the Meat Processing Group seeking to bring an animal processing facility to our county to serve local producers.

Minty O’Callaghan, Director – Minty moved to Modoc County in May 2020 after living in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years. She is a graphic designer with over 22 years of marketing and event experience. She is also a CCW instructor who loves to cook, and is on the Boards of the Alturas Rifle & Pistol Club and Modoc Economic Development Corporation.

Tanja Ramming, Director – The call of the mountains brought Tanja and her family to Modoc County in 2017. She splits her time between Momming, Modoc Harvest and Coordinating Advancing Modoc Youth: a collective action group seeking to grow, train and retain Modoc youth. It is a perfect blending of her personal values and favorite things: promoting social mobility, physical and mental health, and collaboratively improving systems that strengthen rural communities. We are radically rural!