Silas Crews landed in Sequim in 2018 to be closer to family living in the Pacific Northwest. He owns and operates a local video production company, Story Crane, which works with many local small businesses and non-profits to craft marketing content and strategy. He has a background in journalism as well as non-profit and e-commerce marketing, forming a wealth of experience helping brands create purposeful and authentic content. Silas joins the SFAM Board of Directors with a passion for local community building and is excited to help bolster a strong local market culture for farmers, artisans, and guests.
Emma Jane Garcia
Emma Jane Garcia unearthed her passion for connecting with local food systems through work on organic production farms. She expanded her understanding of sustainable farming methods through education in herbal and regenerative agriculture, local produce department management, and farmers market management. Emma Jane is currently part of the Parks and Facilities division at the City of Sequim, enabling her to persist in promoting healthy living in her local community. She is enthusiastic about contributing to her community's well-being and resiliency through her role on the market board.
Bev Goldie is a retired public school administrator, and together with her husband Doug, is co-owner of "Dougerly Candle Co." They moved to Sequim in 2010 and live on five acres of forest with their two beloved rescue dogs. Bev has a strong background in organizational leadership, administration, budgets, community collaboration and leveraging of resources. She holds a doctoral degree in Education Administration from University of the Pacific and is fluent in Spanish. She is excited to bring her expertise and experience to SFAM and the Board at this time of growth and is looking forward to expanding her connection to the local community. Bev's interests include organic gardening, vegan culinary explorations, painting, reading, hiking, and camping.
Gloria Binder has over 10 years of experience as an actuarial analyst and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with an Actuarial Science focus. In her work, she is responsible for quantifying and forecasting financial risk. She, her husband, and two dogs recently moved to Sequim to live in a smaller community, have access to all the open spaces, and be closer to family. She is passionate about being outdoors and eating locally. Gloria is a detail-oriented and organized individual committed to ensuring that the organization's finances are managed soundly. She is also a team player and eager to work with the other board members and community to achieve the market's goals. Gloria looks forward to using her skills and experience to help others and is excited to be on the SFAM board to contribute to its viability and success.
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 & Artisans Market because he believes that showing support to local growers and artisans is a fundamental aspect of maintaining a strong local economy.
Rachel Anderson is a lifelong resident of Sequim and has been active in several roles throughout the community. She has participated in Head Start Policy Council, Olympic Community Action Programs, Sequim Education Foundation, and Sequim City Council. Her volunteer service has led to her strong desire to advocate for the importance of inclusion and community. Rachel is a strong supporter of SFAM's food access programs.
Elli Rose grows organic produce with her family at Joy Farm in Sequim and has just completed her fourth season of vending at the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market. 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. Elli is passionate about community and is always curious about new ways the market can serve our dynamic population.
Sam Konovalov is a medicinal plant & vegetable farmer in Sequim. Growing up in Sequim public schools, Sam learned the economic importance of community-based farming. After 12 years growing his small business into three local farms, Sam is excited to give back to the local community who has given him so much. In his fifth season as a vendor with the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market, Sam is excited to use his experience to help bring new opportunities for vendors with his service on the board, all in an effort to create a local hub where community members can engage with their local farmers and discover new businesses to support.
Serena Williams was born and raised in Washington State and moved to the Olympic Peninsula with her family in late 2020. Serena holds an MBA from the University of Washington and has a background in aerospace supply chain and vendor contract management. She is the chair of the board at Olympic Nature Experience and also a certified event planner and is especially excited to share her skills to support SFAM in their Fundraising and Outreach efforts. She looks forward to creating future events that celebrate SFAM with the community that it serves. Serena lives in the mountains with her husband, young daughter, and German Shepherd. Her family is currently developing their 20 acre property into Blue Mountain Meadows, a working farm and event venue with an apiary, orchard, and boutique vineyard.
Board Member - On a leave of absence
Courtney Thomas 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. She has been involved in the local community on several fronts including Olympic Theatre Arts and other local organizations. Courtney also owns and practiced at Peaceful Kneads Orthopedic Massage, as well as teaching Massage, Business Start-Up, and Marketing for over 12 years.