Claire West engages food justice as an ecologist, an organizer, and a woman of faith. She holds a BA in Community and Environmental Planning from the University of Washington, and an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. She believes that nurturing our relationships with the earth and each other is the most important work we can do. As Top Turnip for 2018, Claire is lead on all things administrative and thanks you in advance for your patience.
TEAM ROAR – ALUMI & HONORARY MEMBERS
Rachel Tefft is a registered dietitian and founded Roots of All Roads in 2014. She has a passion for working with nutrition as a vehicle to empower and connect individuals to their food, body, environment and community. Through nutrition education and skill building, she works to encourage others to take an active role in their health by addressing various barriers present. Rachel believes in considering the holistic impact that our food choices have. She is also very drawn to exploring the healing traditions of different cultures centered around practices that nourish the body through not just what foods are consumed but also the way in which they are cultivated, prepared and shared.
When she’s not doing Community Outreach for the High Point farm stand, Liz Davis works as a Reiki master, leads weekly walks for Black community health in the Central District (tweet her @walkablefro), is always crafting and creating, speaking truth and bringing love to communities all over Seattle and beyond. Stop by the farm stand this summer to sample some of her signature “Sexy Water.” Hear about the work in her own words on this video documentary on ROAR’s High Point partnership with P-Patch.
Carmen Berrysmith is an experienced farmer and veggie slinger, and came to ROAR following her time with Tilth Alliance Garden Works and Got Green’s Young Leaders in the Green Economy. An ace at customer service and merchandizing, she staffed farm stands in High Point and Rainier Beach in 2017. Now supporting youth development for the Boys and Girls Club, you can find Carmen looking fabulous at all the best south-end spots in her native Rainier Beach.
Serena Streitman has been volunteering at the West Seattle Food Bank since she was 12 years old. A running start student and member of the All City Marching Band, she somehow made time to staff farm stands in High Point, Rainier Beach, and Hillman City in 2017. She has a deep connection to vegetables, seen here with Earl the Giant Cabbage. Her social media game is top-notch, her makeup is always on point, and she is ready to read your tarot. We wish her all the best as she moves on to higher education.
Raised in Texas, Elliott Smith received his Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington (COPHP) and also has experience working for a local family foundation. He believes in the power of food to build community, and he’s an avid gardener, cook, fermenter, and canner of local goods. He moved to Austin in his home state of Texas in 2017, but lived in Hillman City and supported community events at the Collaboratory. If he were a vegetable, he’d be a artichoke.