Our Alumni

Look below for contact information for several hundred of our Sustainable Food and Farming alumni!  If you know of any missing students or notice any mistakes on the lists below…. please let me know at jgerber@umass.edu.

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UMass Sustainable Food and Farming Alumni

2017 (January)

Jacob Aliengena jakealiengena@gmail.com
Cody Berman jcodyberman@gmail.com
Remy Burnham berriesinacup@gmail.com
Rachel Caplin rachel.caplin@yahoo.com
Joseph Cecchi joeccch@gmail.com
Isabella Chiaravallotti ijchiaravallotti@gmail.com
Erik Cullen erikcullen1@gmail.com
Jason De Pecol jdepecol@gmail.com
Alexander Desmond AlexanderPDesmond@gmail.com
Natalie Duranceau nat.duranceau@gmail.com
Lorena Frank renaf92@gmail.com
Rachael Furlong rachaelfurlong@hotmail.com
Amy Henrikson henrikson20@gmail.com
Kristen Mamulski kmamulski499@hcc.edu
Abigail Nash afnash1224@gmail.com
William O’Meara willomeara94@gmail.com
Charles Pinder chippinder@gmail.com
Marcus Smith smith.marcusandrew@gmail.com
Bailey Stokes baileycstokes@gmail.com
Jennifer Vogel jevogel@umass.edu
Jake Angiengena is working at Morning Glory Farm on Martha’s Vineyard.
Cody Berman is assistant farm manager at Nuestras Raices in Holyoke.
Rachel Caplin is working at Dobra Tea in Northampton, MA.
Bella Chiaravoallotti is working at Red Fire Farm in Granby, MA.
Erik Cullen is working at Sugar Roots Farm in New Orleans.
Jason DePecol is farm manager at Queens County Farm Museum in N.Y. City.
Rena Frank is working at Kettle Brook Farm in North Brookfield, MA.
Amy Henrikson is working on a masters degree in mental health counseling at Cambridge College
Kristen Mamulski is working at Marker Protection Services in Worcester, MA.
Will O’Meara is working at Waldingfield Farm in  Washington, CT.
Chip Pinder is working at Vets and Veggies Farm in Athol, MA.
Marcus Smith is Treasurer for the Amherst Food Coop in Amherst, MA.
Bailey Stokes works at the Forthill Farmstand in Pittsfield, MA.
Jen Vogel is studyng permaculture landscape design at Wildside Cottage and Gardens in Conway MA.


Zachary Bartolotta cbartolo@catskillcsd.org
Eli Bloch egbloch@umass.edu
William Breed williamtbreed@gmail.com
Megan Brockelbank meganorange@aol.com
Leonard Bruso lenbruso@gmail.com
Charles Canty charliecanty93@yahoo.com
Robert Carney robjcarney@hotmail.com
Tyler Cobane tcobane@gmail.com
Ruth diBuono rdibuono@msn.com
Shannon Dry shanndry@gmail.com
Joseph Ferriter joeyferriter@gmail.com
Emily Fugate emilyfugate15@aol.com
Anna Gibson annagibby@gmail.com
James Gilbert j.gilbertii@yahoo.com
Kaleigh Gitzen kgitzen@umass.edu
Jacob Goldman ?
Peter Hanlon petelax1@yahoo.com
Benjamin Harris  benjaminedwardharris@gmail.com
Hannah Hausman hjoyous94@gmail.com
Emma Hayes eehayes@umass.edu
Hannah Helfner han.helfner@gmail.com
Emilee Herrick emileeherrick@yahoo.com
Brent Holiday bholiday29@gmail.com
Brian Horrocks fourhorrocks@yahoo.com
Paiden Kennedy kennedyxo3@aim.com
Matthew Kirby Stevejkirby@msn.com
Peter Klee pklee17@gmail.com
Jennifer Krassler bugqueen85@yahoo.com
Mithra Kulatunga mithrabk11@gmail.com
John Laplaca johnalaplaca@gmail.com
Ayana LaSalle ayana.lasalle@gmail.com
Lauren Lemire laurenlemire@icloud.com
Luke Lepine lazydlandscapes@yahoo.com
Christopher Lundgren chrislundG@gmail.com
Jamie Maguire jamie.maguire@hotmail.com
Jessica Maeder JessMaeder@gmail.com
Julia Moore juliacdmoore@gmail.com
Bryce Moore byce33@yahoo.com
Jessica Newton jessicaknewton@gmail.com
Michelle Nikfarjam michellenikfarjam@gmail.com
Maya Noviski maya.noviski@gmail.com
Xochiquetzal Salazar XS852845@cia.culinary.edu
Lily Sexton sextonlily8@gmail.com
Michael Sushchyk msushchyk@gmail.com
Kyle Sweeney kylesweeney2631@yahoo.com
Mariam Taleb mariam@taleb.us
Maura Tubridy mtubs593@gmail.com
Kelsey Welborn kelseywelborn588@gmail.com
Zach Bartolotta is on the family farm in Hudson, NY.
Eli Bloch is working at Ritz Crakers.
Len Bruso is produce buyer & delivery driver at Squash Trucking in Belchertown MA.
Chuck Canty is looking to move back to the Pioneer Valley.
Rob Carney is working with Mithra Kulatunga in Sri Lanka.
Ruth diBuono is working as a historic interpreter and gardener at Old Sturbridge Village.
Shannon Dry is working at Real Pickles and is manager of the Greenfield Farmers Market!
Joey Ferriter is working at the Kitchen Garden in Sunderland, MA.
Emily Fugate is a Soil Conservationist with NRCS/USDA.
Anna Gibson is working for the National Park Service in Yosemite, CA.
Kaleigh Gitzen works at Mathew 25 Farm in Tully, NY.
Ben Harris is working at Green Spark Farm in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Hannah Hausman is General Manager at One Radish Eatery in Richmond, VT.
Emma Hayes works for Fungi Ally in Hadley, MA.
Hannah Helfner is working at Wild Carrot Farm in Brattleboro, VT.
Emilee Herrick is working for a food justice organization called Nourishing the North Shore
Brent Holiday will be crewing on a schooner built in 1871 called the Lewis R French out of Maine.
Peter Klee is working for Arizona Organix in Glendale, AZ.
Jen Krassler is the Market Manager for the South Hadley Farmer’s Market and owner of Flora & Fauna Gardens in Holyoke, MA.
Mithra Kulatunga is managing his family tea and rice plantation in Sri Lanka.
Lauren Lemire is working for Bon Me, a very sustainable food truck!
Luke Lepine is working at Goats Peak Farm and Vineyard  and Lazy D Landscapes and Construction.
Chris Lungren is farming in central NY.
Jessica Maeder moved to Clinton, WA.
Julia Moore is owner of Laughing Moon Flower Farm in Montague, MA.
Jess Newton is working at Berkshire County ARC in Pittsfield, MA.
Michelle Nikfarjam is headed to grad school at the University of Oregon.
Xochi Salazar manages the Permaculture Gardens at UMass Amherst.
Lily Sexton is still playing fiddle for Mamma’s Marmalade.
Kelsey Welborn is working as a substitute teacher in Amherst, MA .


Ian Back kirkwood21@hotmail.com
Sharee Broomstein sbroomstein@umassd.edu
Ruth Bruno ruthb413@gmail.com
Kailey Burke KBurke03@gmail.com
Catherine Elliott ccelliot@uvm.edu
Duncan Fuchise dfuchise@gmail.com
Benjamin Goudreau bengoudreau@gmail.com
Jennifer Grue Jgrue@mail.middlesex.edu
Aaron Jermain aaronjermain@gmail.com
Wilmot Lewis wilmotlewis@gmail.com
Bryana Malloy malloyb02@yahoo.com
Michelle Mandeau michelle_mandeau@yahoo.com
Rachel Moriarty rachelannemoriarty@gmail.com
Breanna Murphy bree.mrph@gmail.com
Christopher Raabe craabe@umass.edu
Curtis Roemer curtis@roemer.com
Shannon Scott shaemscott@gmail.com
Katharine Selberg kat.selberg@gmail.com
Alexa Smychkovich smychh@gmail.com
Nicolle Taniuchi nictaniuchi@gmail.com
Marymargaret Tese meg.tese@yahoo.com
Michael Vilcans michael@vilcans.com
Hailey Young haileyy@umass.edu
Ian Back is a spiritual farmer at the UMass Spiritual Ecology and Regenerative Systems Project.
Ruth Bruno is dancing professionally with Vashtidance Theater in N.Y. City.
Kailey Burke is Program Co-ordinator for a food justice organization called Nourishing the North Shore.
Cate Elliot is a Program Assistant at Sustainable Table in NY City.
Duncan Fuchise is doing Habitat Restoration work in Bend, OR.
Jen Grue is teaching about medical marijuana throughout Massachusetts.
Jeff Intinarelli is working in a sustainable restaurant in Philadelphia, PA.
Wilmot Lewis is Farm Loan Officer at the Hadley USDA-FSA office and still farming in Hadley, MA.
Bryana Malloy works at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY.
Michelle Mandeau moved to Seattle, WA and is the Market Lead for One Leaf Farm in Snohomish, WA. .
Rachel Moriarty is working for the Schumacher Center for a New Economics in Great Barrington, MA.
Breanna Murphy works at Red Pony Farm in Washington, CA.
Scarlett Plante is now working at Picadilly Farm in southern New Hampshire.
Chris Raabe is Civic Engagement Coordinator for Hunger Free America in N.Y. City.
Curtis Roemer is manager at Nashoba Valley Winery and Restaurant in Bolton, MA.
Nicole Taniuchi is working at Lohof Beef, a grassfed & grass-finished cattle ranch in Otter, MT.
Michael Vilcans is self-employed and living in the Pioneer Valley.

Prior to 2014

Liz Altieri is teaching Yoga in Boston as well as working at a farm-based preschool.

Allyson Angellini is owner of a farm in Connecticut and blogging on her experience.

Moshe Arazi is living and working in Jerusalem, Israel.

Ashley Barrett  is an herbalist and owner of Botanica Apothecary.

Christa Bahner (formerly Christa Sanders-Fleming) owns and operates Bahner Farm in Belmont, ME.

Molly Bajgot is a resident organizer at the Moishe Kavod House in Boston and wholesale fish monger for Red’s Best Fish Company.

Andy Berg is Applications Analyst at the University of Massachusetts.

Sarah Berquist has joined the faculty of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.

Sam Billings is managing Crystal Springs Farm in Plainville, MA.

Gwendolyn Bird is teaching school in Adams, MA.

Tany Blaski (formerly Horgan) is Development Coordinator for the ASEP Afterschool Enrichment Program in San Francisco, CA.

Amanda Blomberg is working on a degree at Roxbury Community College and is the

Rose Boyko is in graduate school at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Keith Boyle is teaching horticulture at Upper Cape Tech, grower/owner of KDB Cranberries and finishing his masters degree in educational leadership and curriculum at Fitchburg State University!

Jonny Burgess is a chemist at Alpha Analytics in Westborough, MA.

Michael Byrne is managing Solid Ground Farm in Belchertown, MA.

Max Carbone is working as Head Animal Inspector for the town of Mendon, MA

Grace Coburn is the greenhouse manager at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Steven Cognac is at the Midwest Biodiversity Institute working as a Wetland Field Technician on the National Wetland Condition Assessment.

Andrea Colbert is working at Flour Bakery+Cafe in Boston, MA.

Lauren Crigler is traveling the world with Michael and Pema.

Brooke Dillon is living in Greenfield, MA.

Frank Dixon is a Web Developer in Farmington, CT.

Adam Dole works at White Oaks Farm in Belchertown, MA raising local grain.

Clarence Dow is the owner of Sanctuary Center for Yoga in Peabody, MA.

Becca Drew is working at Apex Orchard in Shelburne, MA.

Aaron Drysdale is raising her daughter and living in Goshen, MA.

Morgan Dugan is on a road trip… having way too much fun!

Thayer Dugan is a shopkeeper at ETSY and working for a shop on Nantucket.

Brian Eaton is working at the Kitchen Garden in Sunderland, MA

Cynthia Espinosa is the Community Education Manager at Growing Places in Leominster, MA.

Helena Farrell works at Regenerative Design in Greenfield, MA and teaches Urban Agriculture at UMass.

Jeremy Fellows is Volunteer Coordinator at the Yoga Forest in San Marcos, Guatemala

Ellie Figueroa-Starr is teaching at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts School in South Hadley, MA.

Dan Finkelstein is working as Farm Manager at Helsing Junction Farm in Rochester, WA.

Nell Finnigan is owner of Ironwood Farm, a horse-powered farm in Albion, ME.

Emma Fitch is working at Pioneer Gardens in Deerfield, MA.

Emily French started her own herb business, Sweetgrass Herbals.

Tom Geras is working for the Eritrian Minstry of Agriculture co-managing the country’s first efforts to produce culinary and medicinal mushrooms

Kate Gervais is in graduate school at UMass.

Mike Gula is working at the bakery in Whole Foods Market in Hadley.

Tony Hall is Permaculture Vocational Teacher at Cutchins Program for Children and Families and is still making music.

Hannah Jacobson Hardy is the owner of Sweet Birch Herbals and Fundraising Event Coordinator at NOFA/Mass and still blogs on women farmers and other topics on Farming  for Justice.

Jacob Harness is now living in Vineyard Haven, MA.

James Highsmith is general manager of Brooklyn Boulders

Katie Houghton is working at Morning Glory Farm.

Ben Hunsdorfer is working in Bhutan helping to coordinate the Organic Agriculture research and development program at the Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative.

Lilly Israel is working at the Kitchen Garden in Sunderland, MA.

Colter Johnson is working as ranch hand and hunting guide at Live Oak Ranch in Uvalde, TX.

Andrew Kapinos is now working on Masters’ program in Agroecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Ryan Karb is a self-employed farmer and founder of Many Hands Farm Corps in Amherst, MA.

Jennifer Kehoe works at Rural Cap in Anchorage, Alaska.

Caitlin Keeney is owner and manager of Plough in the Stars Farm in Ipswich, MA.

Al Kermond is Harvest & Wholesale Manager at Atlas Farm in Deerfield, MA.

Lila Knowlton-Grallert is studying food animal medicine at UPenn School of Veterinary Medicine.

Liz LaBrocca is Interactive Producer at Knectar.

Devon Landis is an arborist at Monster Tree Service in Malvern, PA.

Cole Lanier is timber framing in Hardwick MA.

Dee Levanti is working at Ivory Silo Farm.

Maggie Luther is a naturopathic doctor, owner and CEO of Your Wellness Expert.

Corey Lynch is manager of Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability at Mount Holyoke College.

Paige McFarland is working as a horticultural specialist for the Department of Water Conservation in Aurora, CO.

Coree Macomber is teaching school in Los Angeles, CA.

Seth Mansur is teaching the 6th grade and has started his own internet business in Grafton, MA.

Elisheva Neffinger is attending graduate school at the University of Bridgeport.

Adie Newbold is working in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Astrid O’Conner  is working at Alprilla Farm in Essex, MA.

Rose Parkington is pursuing a singing career with the Parkington Sisters and lives in Wellfleet, MA.

Benneth Phelps is Loan Outreach Coordinator at The Carrot Project, helping new farmers get started in New England.

Andrew Rebello is working for Outlook Farm in Easthampton, MA.

Mel Riddle (formerly Shaw) is director of Fairfield C0mmunity Center, in Fairfield CT.

Pete Rizzo is Horticulturist for Nourse Farms in Whately, MA.

Ian Rothman a owner of Olmstead restaurant and farming in New York City.

Hannah Sadosky is working as manager at Monrovia Nursery.

Will Savitri is  co-owner of Artisans Beverage Cooperative making Katylyst Kombucha and living in Greenfield, MA.

Julianne Scott is in medical school at the University of New England School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Patrick Seaman is living in Katmandu, Nepal.

Nora Seymour teaches at Verde Valley School in Sedora, AZ and continue her foraging blog.

Ben Shields started his own farm, In Good Heart Farm, in Clayton, NC.

Derek Silva is a research technician for an environmental firm in Cambridge, MA.

Jason Silverman is working with the UMass Student Farm.

Robert Skalbite manages Skalbite Family Farms  in Monson, MA, works as the Assistant Farm Superintendent at the UMass Hadley Farm, and teaches a class for the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.

John Slavkovsky is a supervisor at the technical support desk in the UMass Library Learning Commons.

Ben Sprague is Field Energy Consultant with Solar City and looking to start his own farm soon.

Ariel Stimson is owner of Autumn Olive Herbs.

Meggie Stoltzman is managing a small farm and homestead  called Hermit Thrush Homestead near Brattleboro, VT.

Val Stone is working at Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm in Mills, MA.

Liam Sullivan is the farm manager at Northfield Mt. Hermon School.

Liana Sweeney is Brennan Healing Science Practitioner in Amherst, MA.

Mariam Taleb was accepted into the Pennsylvania State University graduate program in entomology and received a fellowship to work on an IPM in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Brazil.

Max Taylor got is owner/operator in Salem, Connecticut of Provider Farm.

Jordan Teboldi is a Riding Instructor/Trainer at Trum-Searah Farm.

Natan Theise is living in Amherst and working at the Henion Bakery.

Emma Tobin is studying at the California School of Herbal Studies in Forestville, CA.

Jeremy Topitzer runs a carpentry business and is homesteading in Colrain, MA.

Maria Topitzer manages Lyonsville Valley Farm in Colrain, MA.  And check out this great story!

Max Traunstein is working at the Kitchen Garden Farm in Sunderland, MA.

Tom Trepanier is  Farm Manager at Simpaug Farm in Suffield, CT.

Kyle Vahjen is a works at the National Academy of Sports Medicine in Scottsdale, AZ.

Emily Vail is working at Tart Baking Co. in Northampton, MA.

Elizabeth van der Els is working at the YMCA Camp in Woodstock, CT.

Julie Viera is working as an administrative assistant in NY City.

Alexandra Whaley is Director of Admissions at Su Escuela Language Academy in North Hingham, MA

Eric Wheeler is living in Melbourne, Australia and plans to travel through Asia before returning to Massachusetts.

Megan Whiteford is Harvest Leader at Moloa’a Organica’a Farm in Kapaa, Hawaii.

Margot Wise is farm manager at La Finca, Nuestras Raices, Holyoke, MA.

Aimee Wood is teaching 3rd and 4th grade at Aspen Community School in Woody Creek, CO.

Mark Zamutto is Senior Career Advisor at Champlain College in Burlington, VT

Steve Zych is working on a ranch in Colorado.

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