A San Diego native, Kimberly comes with a richness and diversity of experience in business, teaching, and not-for-profit work. Kimberly has been identified as a trusted and dedicated leader, a nourishing communicator and a joy to be around. She loves traveling and tasting food from around the world and is happiest feeding the people she loves.
Erin grew up in San Diego County and has over ten years of experience teaching all ages and backgrounds. Inclusiveness has become a top priority to her. While obtaining a degree in environmental biology, she developed a love for natural resources and gardening. Erin has a background in outreach and communications and is excited to grow as a part of the Sage Garden Project.
Tech Support & Website Designer
Loren is a San Diego native with a love of plants as well as the screen. She’s a graphic designer who is tech savvy and enjoys helping others learn how to use the digital world effectively and beautifully. She loves a system and helping create clear and organized content. She’s also a studying Herbalist and hopes to use the garden and the plants that grow there to support others in holistically nourishing themselves and their communities.
After 6 years teaching as a garden cooking instructor, I personally understand the profound importance and impact programs like ours have on students, families and the school itself. I had the honor of teaching a community affected by the immense hardship of homelessness; however, the struggles of my students were not that different from those of any young person. They were all hoping to go to school and feel safe, important and smart. Garden and cooking classes were able to provide just that. No matter where a student was academically, working in the garden or cooking with classmates provided a space where students felt successful and smart, both of which were so important to their view of school. The experiences students have in these classes helps them practice life long skills that not only will make it easier for them to nourish and care for themselves but feel confident navigating the world around them. I wholeheartedly believe that these programs can provide the joy, safety, connection and skills that our youth so deeply need. I am so honored that I have the opportunity to lead the team at Sage Garden Project as we diligently research and develop programs that will hopefully one day mean every child gets to experience the joy of gardening and cooking in school.