Sierra Doehr (they/she) is a Filipinx-American who has loved the Saticoy community since moving to Azahar Street in 2011. Since then, they have found themself at the intersection of food security and racial equity as a health educator and farmer. Sierra’s passion project is Saticoy Depot, a decolonized urban farm where they grow pre-contact foods. While Sierra is the Market Manager for the Saticoy Farmers Market, she is also the Executive Director for its parent organization, Saticoy Food Hub. Her favorite vegetable is kang kong aka water spinach!
Katee Gustavson (she/they) has lived in Santa Barbara County for almost six years where she received bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Studies and History of Art and Architecture at UCSB, and currently works as the Recycling and Composting Program Coordinator also at UCSB. With job experience ranging from building a student farm to working for a regenerative agriculture startup, Katee is passionate about projects focused on food sovereignty and regenerative food systems. She is very excited to be a part of the Saticoy Food Hub team due to its focus on creating a local food economy for Saticoy. Katee’s favorite vegetable is a tie between delicata squash and chayote.
Daniel (he/him) was born in raised in Saticoy and his ancestral line can be traced to parts of modern-day Mexico. He is Co-founder and Farm Manager of the Saticoy Depot, a decolonized urban farm. Daniel is also the Food Bank Coordinator of the AS Food Bank at the University of California Santa Barbara. He was often found at the Saticoy Library as a kid where he developed a love for volunteerism as a tutor or at his job working at Yeto’s market. As a young adult, he helped at the community food pantry and finds himself proud to continue working towards uplifting his neighbors and hometown with the Saticoy Farmers Market. His favorite vegetable is the amazing and delicious miniature cabbage known as the brussel sprout. He loves cooking them with hoisin sauce and peanuts or just looking at how funky they grow on big stalks.
Kathryn (she/they) has had a passion for community-led projects and community-led spaces where folks could access food and share food amongst one another since childhood. As an adult, she learned about historical and contemporary movements for food access and food sovereignty, and connected with Sierra to host the community fridge. Kathryn is passionate about the Saticoy Farmers Market because she believes that the most transformative change comes from the cultivation of community-led projects such as this one. Kathryn has a Master’s in Women’s Studies and is the Founder of the Saticoy Community Fridge. Her favorite vegetable is the beet due to it’s beautiful color and delicious taste when baked and paired with goat cheese.
Food Access Coordinator
Kim (they/she/he) grew up in Palmdale, CA watching and helping their dad grow food under the Mojave desert sun. Their love for gardening developed into a passion for creating decentralized community food systems and advocating for sustainable agricultural practices and fair farm labor laws. In June, 2022 they graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Sociology. Kim is Saticoy Food Hub’s Food Access Coordinator and organizes the Saticoy Community Fridge and the Kids Zone at the Saticoy Farmers Market. Their favorite fruit is a persimmon!
Capacity Building Coordinator
In June 2022, Landry graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Environmental Studies and double minors in Education and Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice. She was born and raised in an agricultural community which led her to her passion for creating sustainable food systems and reimagining the ways we interact with the food we eat. Landry is currently Saticoy Food Hub’s Capacity Building Coordinator, focusing her time on grant writing and research. Her favorite vegetable is the sweet potato!