Brien supports the staff and programs and keeps the wheels turning by keeping the focus on our core mission and strategic plan. Brien is passionate about urban farming, community building and spreadsheets.
Alicia keeps the office under control. She’s the voice on the phone and the person behind the social media. She may not know the answer to your farming or policy question, but she’s happy to hear from you and point you to the people who do.
Sam takes care of all things related to operations and maintenance of the farm – he’s the one making sure the farm actually functions. Many of the current and graduate farmers tend to call Sam first whenever they need help or have any questions. Sam is also the farm guardian and watch-dog; he’s always checking in on the farm to make sure everything’s in tact.
Semra co-manages the New Roots for Refugees program by assisting the refugee farmers on-site – basically making sure everything at Juniper Gardens runs smoothly!
Kathleen handles the numbers and figures for the Food Access Programs, and works with our awesome farmers market partners in the greater Kansas City area to keep the programs running smoothly.
Mark engages with a wide variety of people who are starting, operating, and growing farms and community-based food projects and is charged with assisting them in realizing their goals while helping to develop a diverse and strong local food system.
Dan is particularly interested in permaculture, soil biology self-sufficient agriculture and sustainable farming systems. Dan loves giving tours, lectures and working with volunteers.
Amanda supports the New Roots for Refugees farmers at Juniper Gardens Training Farm and New Roots for Refugee Graduates by providing hands-on assistance, advice, and mentoring.
Mary makes sure people who are interested or involved in the food system can do so through the work and connections of Cultivate KC.
Vince grows the green! He cultivates our philanthropy to raise the funds needed to support our vital programs in the community.
Linda oversees annual budgeting process and monitoring, human resources, information technology, and the database.
As the development coordinator, Ladan manages our Salesforce database and assists with grant writing and donation campaigns.
Paul helps to keep things running at Juniper Gardens, from fixing water lines to amending soil. He also gets really excited about multicultural spaces, which are abundant at Juniper. Paul’s favorite thing to do is nerd out with folks, whether that be cover cropping, world languages, or D&D.