Sierra Doehr (she/they) 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 in a space that is safe from white supremacy, patriarchy, and capitalism. 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!
Anthony (he/they) was born on the Central Coast of California and was primarily raised in Oxnard. His family immigrated to the Central Coast from parts of Mexico and Northern India. They are currently a fourth-year college student who will be graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Anthropology. His family’s agricultural background as well as his experiences with environmental education instilled them with a passion to work toward creating a more equitable and sustainable food system. Anthony is excited to work with the Saticoy Farmers Market as he will be helping to combat food apartheid in his local community. After they graduate from UCSB, Anthony hopes to gain work experience that will allow him to develop his education, public speaking, and community organizing skills! His favorite vegetable is cucumber because it keeps him from eating chips.
Andrea (she/her) has lived in Los Angeles County for most of her life but moved to Santa Barbara in 2018 to study at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Andrea is in her final year and is graduating with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Applied Psychology. Throughout her educational career, Andrea has been involved in multiple projects that have helped fight food insecurity throughout various communities. She became involved with UCSB’s Food Bank as a Student Assistant and dove at the opportunity to become a part of the Saticoy Farmers Market team. Andrea feels excited and grateful to be a part of the team as a Social Media and Marketing Intern! Her favorite vegetable is zucchini because it reminds her of her dad’s famous zucchini soup!
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.
From eating sugar snap peas off the vines as a child to maintaining more than a dozen fruit trees in her own yard now, Leann (she/her) is an exploratory gardener who enjoys the company of plants. Leann has lived in East Ventura/West Saticoy for nine years. Leann is currently self-employed as a landscaper, bringing California native plants to clients’ yards at Plantmarks. Leann is happy to be a part of the Saticoy Farmers Market because of the focus on community! Leann’s favorite vegetable is almost anything you can pick and eat on the spot, but a crisp and slightly sweet green bean may be the top pick.
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.