Meet the Core Group

Ever wonder who runs the show once the produce leaves the farm? The core group consists of volunteer CSA members who help facilitate and coordinate the operations of the CSA. Meet them here. And if you see them at a distribution, be sure to thank them for their help!

If you’d like to join the Core Team, just shoot us a message! We can always use the help.


memoMemo Salazarveggies@sunnysidecsa.com
In-reach Coordinator: Runs point for CSA communication via emails to membership as needed. 
Day Job: Editor
Favorite Vegetable: I’m too indecisive to have a favorite. They’re all so good in different ways.
Other Interests: Making and enjoying music, comics & movies keep me pretty busy. See for yourself.
Quirks: My first breath took place in Mexico, my first memory is from Canada, and my first school was in the U.S. of A.


Madelene DeLeonsubsidy@sunnysidecsa.com
Subsidy Program Coordinator: Recruits applicants for subsidized share program via out-reach. Implements application process to ensure interested applicants qualify for subsidized share.
Day Job: Menswear Designer
Favorite Vegetable: I love so many veggies it’s too hard to choose
Other Interests: Flamenco and composting


2010deenaDeena Pateltreasurer@sunnysidecsa.com
Treasurer: Manages all accounts and funds for CSA and related activities. Focus is on membership fees and payments to our farms.
Day Job: Environmental Science
Favorite Vegetable: Tomatoes
Other Interests: Writing, gardening, cooking, eating, math
Quirks: I don’t like strawberries.


Joan Tang
Core Group Coordinator: Facilitates monthly core group meetings and tracks projects. Primary contact with SCS and oversees annual member survey and open house.
Day Job: Stay at home parent
Other Interests: karate, baking pie, eating
Favorite Vegetable: sweet potato
Quirk: I like washing dishes


Victoria Costaspecial_products@sunnysidecsa.com
Special Products Coordinator
Coordinates all products outside of the Golden Earthworm fruit and vegetable shares, including all Lewis Waite products, and fish, beer, kombucha and soap shares.
Day Job: Digital Producer
Other Interests: interactivity, anthropology, interdisciplinary creativity, the wide dissemination of important ideas, [urban] jungles, dirty hands, diving in the Carib Sea, geocaching, permaculture
Favorite Vegetable: bitter greens
Quirk:  I am one of those people who is “genetically predisposed” to process papaya’s taste as vomit, but I keep trying it (just in case)


Jamie McCullaghvolunteer@sunnysidecsa.com
Volunteer Coordinator: Ensures volunteer slots are filled each week via weekly reminders. Ensures all CSA members fulfill their volunteer obligations.
Day Job: Event Operations
Other Interests: Travel & Cooking
Favorite Vegetable: Zucchini & Romaine
Quirk: I’ve only driven 3 times


Jennifer Senecal
Secretary: Records minutes at monthly core group meetings, maintains records of internal correspondance and CSA documents, Acting Core Group Coordinator if CGC is absent.
Day Job: Dietitian
Other Interests: Yoga, writing, baking, the ocean, traveling when I get the chance
Favorite Vegetable: Just one? Summer squash… and I wait with bated breath for tomato season every year
Quirk: Murder, She Wrote is my comfort tv show of choice


Kamila Harris
Site Coordinator: Coordinates CSA produce delivery and distributions. Runs point with volunteers to ensure distribution runs smoothly.
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Madison Berg
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Emily Smith
Outreach Coordinator: Oversees and updates website and social media on a weekly basis with share forecasts and CSA-related information.
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Events Coordinator: Plans and oversees all CSA events, including, but not limited to, the annual summer BBQ, farm tours and social events.
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Fundraising Coordinator: Plans and oversees all CSA fundraising activities, including, but not limited to, the annual raffles which raise funds for the subsidized share program.
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