Christine joined our team in August 2019 as Office Manager and brings with her 15 years of Administrative Office experience as well as a farming and gardening background. She and her husband moved to Colorado from the Hudson Valley region of upstate NY in 2016 to explore the western side of the United States. Christine enjoys gardening, hiking, cooking and learning about food, health and nature.
Favorite Fruit: Blackberries
Favorite Vegetable: Beets
Local Farmacy Rx Program Director
Rose moved to Montrose from her hometown of Portland, OR and has been getting to know the Western Slope through hiking, knitting, spending many mornings at the Farmer’s Market, and generally looking for ways to keep her toddler busy. Rose has a degree in Botany, background in environmental education, and worked with University of Minnesota Extension and Oregon State University Extension in Forestry, natural resource, and sustainability outreach and education. While living in Crookston, Minnesota she worked with local Public Health and City partners to grow the local community garden and start a “One Vegetable One Community” challenge. Rose’s greatest joy comes from being an active member of a thriving and resilient community!
Favorite fruit: Bing cherries
Favorite vegetable: Brussels sprouts
Thank You, Sammie Alteri
Food Security Coordinator
VFP is grateful and lucky to have had Sammie as our Food Security Coordinator through Americorp. Her time, expertise and positive energy have made a huge difference!