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Anne Zabala | Executive Director | director@backyardharvest.org

Anne grew up in Middleton, Idaho and moved to Moscow to attend the University of Idaho, where she received a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, combining English, Organizational Science, and Graphic Design.

Before joining the Backyard Harvest team, she worked in Advancement at U of I overseeing student philanthropy and the university’s crowdfunding platform U&I Give. Anne is also currently serving a two-year term on the Moscow City Council. As a student and volunteer, she has worked around issues involving education funding, healthcare, housing insecurity, and voting rights and is excited to work with new regional partners to address food insecurity.

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Cheyne Mayer | AmeriCorps Member - Gleaning Coordinator gleaningcoordinator@backyardharvest.org

Cheyne is a full-time AmeriCorps member who assists with gleaning and distribution. Cheyne had lived on the Palouse for a year before joining the Backyard Harvest team in 2017. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Moscow Food Co-op.

Cheyne has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from Warren Wilson College, NC, and brings three years of agricultural experience working on his college’s five-acre vegetable farm. He finds great joy in working with plants, eating good food, and reveling in beautiful nature spots.

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Claire Smogoleski | Program Assistant

Claire is our Program Assistant and helps with the distribution of benefits at local Farmers Markets and with community education and engagement to improve food access. Claire moved to the Palouse from Milwaukee, WI, to continue her bachelor’s degree at Washington State University in the Viticulture & Enology Program.

Claire stays involved by volunteering in local politics and serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of Pullman. She brings her enthusiasm for nutrition, home cooking, and serving others to our team.

Kayla Sanders | Lewis-Clark Valley Coordinator | lcvalleycoordinator@backyardharvest.org

Photo + bio coming soon!

A BIG thank-you to ALL our volunteers!!!