Savory Thymes was a philanthropic initiative that provided fully funded; 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 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. I tribute Savory Thymes’ culinary success to the abundant varieties, breeds, and flavors of the food I 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 retiring 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 to learn, engage and convene. 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. My teachers, activists allies, visionary leaders, healers, culinary artists, farmers and artisans, spirit runners, colleagues, along the way, 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

Greenwich
Community Gardens
Advisory Board

Greenwich Food Alliance

Greenwich Food System Forum

Representative Town Meeting

Connecticut
Food Systems Alliance Steering Committee

Thought + vision partner +
CATALYST

Creative Conversations Around Sustainable Solutions

Greenwich
Sustainability Committee  

Greenwich
Food Scrap Recycling
 Program

PROGRAM PLANNING + PRODUCTION

Watson’s
Catering + Events

Uprooted

Savory Thymes

ONTHEMARC
 Catering + Events 

AMPLIFY + HIGHLIGHT CREATIVE ACTIVISM

Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Youth Alliance

500 Mile
Spiritual Marathon 

Farm Intern at Occidental Arts + Ecology Center



Permaculture Traditional Native American Farming Association

Delegate Terra Madre
Turin, Italy

Farm Intern, Casa Caponetti Tuscania Italy 

Pathways to Engagement: Regenerating a Resilient Connecticut Foodshed