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:

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.

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 has enjoyed working closely with Surprise Valley Joint Unified School District to bring local products to school lunch trays in Surprise Valley.  She sees the intersection of education, community involvement, and local food that the school lunch program provides, and believes that this is the epitome of what Modoc Harvest brings to the table.  

Owen Segerstrom, Food Hub Co-manager and Education Coordinator, 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 cow, geese, two sons and two hoop houses for vegetable production). Owen believes locally-grown food and the education that surrounds it is fundamental to the vitality of a community.

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.

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

Briana Schnelle, President – Briana and her husband, Steffen, relocated to Surprise Valley from Wisconsin in 2015 and have been slowly growing their garden and hobby farm since. As a Partner Biologist with Point Blue Conservation Science and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field office in Alturas, she enjoys working with landowners and livestock producers in Modoc and Washoe Counties to further wildlife conservation through sustainable ranching.  Her work focuses on greater sage-grouse habitat and restoring sagebrush-steppe ecosystems.  She is excited about helping to support the working lands that produce healthy, local food to feed our communities.

Kelly Crosby, Vice 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.

Hunter Holding, Treasurer – Hunter and his wife, Anne, have been in the grass-fed beef business for nearly 25 years and have been strong advocates of local, nutrient-dense food since the 90s. Prior to moving to the Surprise Valley, Hunter and Anne’s ranch in Siskiyou County provided a loyal customer base with a repertoire of offerings including eggs, beef, lamb, pork and chicken. In 2016, they sold their Siskiyou County ranch and moved to Lake City where they are making a new start – once again raising grass-fed beef. One of the things that attracted Hunter to Surprise Valley was the active local and organic food community. Hunter is the former finance director at the Modoc County Road Department.

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 – Bio coming soon

Minty O’Callaghan, Director – Bio coming soon

Tanja Ramming, Director – Bio coming soon