Katherine is a Minnesota native but now resides in the Northeast. As a graduate of Boston University’s Masters in Gastronomy program, Katherine spent her graduate days studying food, farming, wine and the culinary arts. She joins the FTCLDF as our Communications Director, bringing years of writing, marketing and communication expertise. In her free time, Katherine enjoys cooking without recipes, camping and canoeing with her husband, eating cheese, trying new fitness classes, and spending time with her two cats, Parsley and Pistachio.
Amelia serves as Outreach and Communications Coordinator and has been working with FTCLDF since 2012. At West Virginia University, she earned her undergraduate degree in English with a minor in French and an English master’s degree in Professional Writing & Editing. She loves having a role in the food freedom movement working with FTCLDF. Amelia is also an aspiring small farmer and co-runs a small buyers club. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, volunteering on local farms, hiking with her husband, fermenting dairy and vegetables, and reading about traditional food and farming.
Marti is from Kansas and works in the areas of accounting, member services and administrative support. She enjoys traveling, sewing, knitting and cooking from scratch with locally grown foods. She also grows a few vegetables at home. Her biggest joy is doing activities with her grandchildren and other young ones in the family sharing how to cook, grow and tend living things, and to be honorable and courageous individuals.
Kyra Zachry – College Intern
Kyra is a recent graduate of Wichita’s East High School in Kansas where she earned high marks while taking Honors and AP classes; she is now attending Wichita State University where she is working toward earning a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. As a college intern, Kyra is contributing to the administration and accounting areas of FTCLDF. Her neighborhood was impacted when a local grocery store was relocated and replaced by another that closed down within months, creating a food desert. As a result, food sovereignty issues are of interest to her.