Chris Hamilton
Operations Manager

Chris Hamilton is a mostly stay-at-home dad and veteran who left the military to come home to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. While juggling dad duties and the Farmers Market, Chris is also going back to school at Peninsula College, preparing for when the kids go back to school. He is passionate about encouraging local food, local businesses, and local people to participate in their communities. You can usually find Chris running around Dream Park in PA with his kids, or going on a walk at Sequim's Railroad Bridge Park.

Layla Forêt
Marketing Manager
Layla Forêt uses her talent for weaving together words and images to inspire hope, engage communities, and advance environmental conservation. Passionate about locally-grown food and regenerative agriculture, she joined the SFAM in 2023 as a way to support producers and artisans in the community. Outside of her work with our market, she manages digital marketing and communications for The Nature Conservancy's work across Canada. 
Prior to joining our team, Layla held two full-time roles within the University of Oregon while working on her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology. As the Social Media Director for the Erb Memorial Union, she led communications and marketing campaigns that supported food sovereignty and environmental sustainability initiatives, and worked on a collaborative project in partnership with the Many Nations Longhouse. As Web Content Specialist for the university’s College of Education, she managed the website and social media channels for a U.S. Department of Education program, as well as created a social media best practices guide for academics that was shared with partnering universities across the country.

Layla received her Bachelor’s degree in June of 2023, and is now working on her Master’s in Communications and Leadership from Gonzaga University.

In her free time, she loves working with plants, hanging out with her cats, spending time outdoors, and reading about ethnobotany.
Mathew Harr
Market Associate

Mathew is passionate about integrating sustainable practices into society, as well as conserving the beauty and biodiversity of the natural world for future generations. Growing up in Maple Valley, Washington, he would regularly visit his town's local farmers market. There, he fell in love with how the market brought the community together while also supporting local producers. At Western Washington University, he pursued his passion for nature by majoring in Environmental Science. After graduation, he joined his family in Sequim and began working with the Washington Conservation Corps, the YMCA, and our market. In his free time, he loves hiking, kayaking, camping, weaving friendship bracelets, practicing bleach dyeing, and trying his hand at new crafts.