I live in Marlborough and work as a health actuary running my own consulting practice out of my house with my husband Don. I have been a Stearns Farm member since the summer of 2004. That first summer BC (before children), I spent a lot of time at Stearns Farm. It was and still is one of the most beautiful places around. My children grew up picking and eating food from the farm (my daughter’s favorite vegetable is Swiss chard!) I love how the farm has influenced our healthy eating habits. Now that my children are older, I would like to give back to the farm in some way. I have been a Board member since 2014, and I look forward to contributing in the future.
I’m a fairly recent transplant to Natick, with a deep love of all things in the natural world. By trade I am a horticulturist and arborist, with early roots in farming and landscape work. When I moved to MetroWest I wanted to continue participating in a CSA, and I researched the offerings. I chose Stearns, and love everything about our farm: the diverse and dee-lish harvest, the time at the farm during pickup, and—of course—the farmers themselves. I am honored to support Stearns!
I’m a retired project manager, with a degree in landscape architecture. I also have a background in construction from 30 years working in Missouri’s largest Parks and Recreation department. I have been a regular volunteer at Stearns Farm, helping with planting and a variety of other projects.
I am a freelance writer and editor and have been a sharer at Stearns Farm since 2006, shortly after I moved to Framingham. As a volunteer and a work-for-share I have edited the Farm’s newsletter and managed the website redesign project. I am currently the website editor. I joined the Board of Directors in 2013.
My family and I belong to Stearns Farm because we want to support local agriculture and know where our food comes from as much as possible. I grew up on a vegetable and flower farm where I worked alongside my parents from a young age. I have chosen not to be a farmer, but I have a deep appreciation for the work farmers do. Being a member of Stearns Farm is a way of staying connected to farming even as I live in a suburban environment.