PCC Farmland Trust welcomes new staff
This article was originally published in January 2010
With heightened awareness of issues such as farmland loss, food security, climate change and sustainability, the trust’s work continues to grow — as does the staff. We’ll let them speak in their own words.
I’d like to take this opportunity to formally introduce myself to the PCC Natural Markets community. My name is Hillary Roberts and I am the new administrative assistant with the trust. I’m happy to be on board, helping the team here preserve valuable farmland in the Northwest.
The conservation of our local farming community and green, open spaces is near and dear to my heart. I grew up in Redmond, watching our verdant farms and dairies gradually disappear beneath large development projects. Witnessing the change was a sad and deeply impactful part of my development.
As a master’s student at Washington State University, I became invested in the farming community of Eastern Washington. I committed to eat only food produced within 100 miles of my home in Pullman and began a blog, profiling local producers. I also undertook a project to uncover the stories of some of the lost farms of the Northwest.
I believe that a strong, thriving, local farming community is priceless. So I am so excited to be a part of the efforts of PCC Farmland Trust to support and preserve Northwest farms in perpetuity.
My name is Lynne Jordan and I’m excited to join PCC Farmland Trust as the new development and outreach associate. I’m passionate about sustainable agriculture and I just love good food! My love of food goes so far that I’ve often pondered this question: If I was stranded on a deserted island and I could only have five food items, what would they be?
With an extensive background in fundraising and outreach for conservation organizations, I’m thrilled to bring both my professional skills and personal interests to the trust. I most recently held the position of campaign director at EarthShare Washington, a workplace giving coalition of conservation organizations. Prior to my work with EarthShare, I managed the membership program at and People for Puget Sound.
A Michigan native, I made my way westward, completing an undergraduate degree in sociology from Colorado College and then a master’s degree in environmental studies from The Evergreen State College.
Finally, what five must-have food items, you ask? Blueberries, beets, rainbow chard, wild salmon and goat cheese.