Rachel Anderson has been active in the community for almost 5 years. Organizations she has participated in include: Head Start Policy Council, OlyCAP Board, and Sequim Education Foundation. All of her community service has led to her strong desire to advocate for the importance of inclusion and community. She is dedicated to building partnerships and working with other board members to help the growth and spirit of the Sequim Farmer's and Artisan's Market.
Eric Pickens is an elementary teacher with the Port Angeles School District and also serves on the Sequim School Board. Eric has lived in Sequim for the past seven years with his wife and two daughters. He is passionate about the success of his community and is always looking for opportunities to advocate for its continued growth. Eric is thrilled to be a part of the Sequim Farmers and Artisans Market because he believes that showing support to local growers and artisans is a fundamental aspect of maintaining a strong local economy.
Annie Armstrong has been attending the Sequim market since she was a young girl. Growing up locally, Annie has had the privilege to witness Sequim’s progress and growth over the course of her life. At 17 she left Washington to pursue her degree in environmental sciences and economics at Willamette University. When COVID-19 struck in March of 2020 she retreated to her home and finished up her education graduating in May 2021. Seeking ways to re-engage herself with the community that nurtured her, she was encouraged to join the SFAM board. Now Annie is an SFAM board member, a hostess at the Alderwood Bistro, and full-time research aid for the Washington State Institute for Public Policy. She is excited to help build our community spirit and foster positivity in our bustling market.
Stephanie Parker became an SFAM board member in 2020 and has been a vendor at a variety of Farmers Markets on the Olympic Peninsula since 2012. When she isn’t helping her family on their five-acre farm in Sequim she loves to spend her time paddleboarding. She is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs, local farms, and the eclectic artists that make our market so unique. Stephanie is dedicated to helping the Sequim Farmers and Artisans Market continue to grow and thrive.
Elli Rose grows organic produce with her family at Joy Farm in Sequim. She loves farmers markets as a viable marketplace where small business owners can be in direct relationship with their customers and has long enjoyed farmers markets as both a customer and a vendor. She feels passionate about equitable access to locally grown foods and believes that the market provides opportunities for building community.
Courtney is a 5th generation “Sequimmer” and truly believes there’s no place better on earth than the Olympic Peninsula. She is passionate about local food and the positive effects it has on our bodies, community, and planet. You can usually find Courtney chasing her 3 tiny kids around their Front Yard Farm in Agnew or at the Market most Saturdays with her own booth. She has been involved in our local community on several fronts including Olympic Theatre Arts and other local groups. Courtney also owns and practiced at Peaceful Kneads Orthopedic Massage, as well as teaching Massage, Business Start-Up and Marketing for over 12 years, and is currently taking a break to be home with her kids while they are still small.