Savory Thymes was a philanthropic initiative, affiliated with the Panta Rhea Foundation, that provided fully supported; thoughtfully and beautifully designed events, for artists and grass-roots social and environmental justice organizations. At each event, activists, artists, enthusiasts and philanthropists convened, within the inspirational landscape of Hillside Gardens and Apiary, and cross-pollinated ideas, built alliances and leveraged resources.

For over 13 years, I immersed myself in the Bay Area food culture, and cultivated relationships with the growers, producers and artisans that provided food for our events. Savory Thymes’ culinary success to due to the abundant varieties, breeds, and flavors of the food purchased from the farmers market. My relationships with the people who produced the food I cooked, fostered my long lasting advocacy for the importance of protecting and supporting regional foodsheds.

                                                                             Learn about the Savory Thymes PORTFOLIO HERE. 

Since transitioning from cooking professionally, my work focuses on raising awareness and building connectivity through local food system initiatives. In addition to The Foodshed Network, Greenwich Food System Forum and Greenwich Food Alliance are emergent platforms for the Greenwich community and beyond, to convene, engage and learn about the just food movement. Visit the ABOUT page for more information on how to get involved. All are welcome! 

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HIGHLIGHTS of MY CAREER 

experiences that have shaped + influenced my career

The integration of my personal and professional paths is a natural progression of discovery and growth. I have been supported, guided and influenced by extraordinary people and places. It is through my relationships that my purpose is given expression, beginning with my family and formative friendships. The teachers, healers, farmers, artisans, colleagues, visionary leaders, culinary artists, spirit runners and food justice activists continue to inspire and expand my journey. I owe deep gratitude to Northern California and New England, for the rich landscape and waterways that carry me through every moment of joy, pain, and beauty. Thank you.

I grew up in Greenwich, CT. and graduated from Mills College in Oakland, CA in 1994 with a degree in Psychology. In 1996 I pursued a certificate in Culinary Arts from Natural Gourmet Cookery School, in New York City. After graduating, I moved to the Mission District of San Francisco and directed my culinary skills towards social justice initiatives. An area of focus, at the time, was cooking for organizations that empowered underserved youth with interpersonal skills and opportunity. In 2003, I was presented with the invitation to cook at Hillside Gardens, and I moved to Marin County. Inspired by the surrounding farms, I found the perfect place to fuse my penchant for cooking, with my skill as a bridge-builder, and in 2005 I co-founded Savory Thymes. 

In 2014, after 24 years of living in the Bay Area, I moved home, where I continue to advocate for and celebrate the power of food.

CONNECTING + NETWORK WEAVING + SERVING

Advisory Board
Greenwich
Community Gardens


Founder
Greenwich Food Alliance

Co-Founder
Greenwich Food System Forum

Elected Member
Representative Town Meeting

Steering Committee
Connecticut
Food Systems Alliance 

Thought + vision partner +
CATALYST


Co-Founder
Creative Conversations Around Sustainable Solutions

Founding Member
Greenwich
Sustainability Committee  

Founding Member
Greenwich
Food Scrap RecyclingProgram

PROGRAM PLANNING + PRODUCTION

Event Planner
Watson’s
Catering + Events

Director of Events + Community
Uprooted

Co-Founder
Savory Thymes

Sales Manager
ONTHEMARC
 Catering + Events 

AMPLIFY + HIGHLIGHT CREATIVE ACTIVISM

Founding Member of
Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Youth Alliance

500 Mile
Spiritual Marathon Runner 

Farm Intern at Occidental Arts + Ecology Center



Participant in Permaculture Traditional Native American Farming Association

Delegate at Terra Madre
Turin, Italy

Farm Intern at Casa Caponetti Tuscania Italy 

Co-Author of 
Pathways to Engagement: Regenerating a Resilient Connecticut Foodshed