Reid Norris, Executive Director

Reid came to Everyone’s Harvest with a background in organic farming, education, and food service. He was a co-founder of Decca in Louisville, Kentucky, a restaurant with a commitment to locally-farmed and small-production ingredients. Reid is a graduate of the Farmer Education Program (PEPA) at ALBA, a partner of Everyone’s Harvest. He and his wife grow olives in Carmel Valley.

Iris Peppard, Executive Director and the co-founder of Everyone’s HarvestIris Peppard,  Co-Founder of Everyone’s Harvest

In 2002, Iris along with four other women started Everyone’s Harvest because they saw a need in Marina for reasonably priced fresh organic produce and a weekly community gathering place. Everyone’s Harvest was fueled by Iris’s California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) senior capstone project through her degree in Integrated Studies with an emphasis on Community Organizing. Iris served as Executive Director for Everyone’s Harvest for 15 years, overseeing the organization’s activities including markets, interactive cooking workshops, farm stand, and gardens.

20140506_135811Paula Fisler, Office Manager

As the office manager, Paula is responsible for the general office management and bookkeeping duties of Everyone’s Harvest. Paula is a long term resident of Marina and is an active member of the Marina Tree and Garden Club. Paula is also a student at Monterey Peninsula College focusing on horticulture and general studies. She became a Monterey Bay Master Gardener in 2012 and is a professional maintenance gardener specializing in edible landscapes and organic gardening. When Paula is not studying hard or working in the office, she enjoys hiking and walking her dogs all over the beautiful central coast. 

Lupita Murillo, Program Coordinator       14731340_10154462882610155_3691740017990277032_n

Lupita is a recent graduate from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo with a Bachelors of Arts in Modern Languages & Literature. Her knowledge in Modern Languages makes it easy for her to communicate with our Farmers, Vendors, Community Members, etc.  You may have seen Lupita helping at the markets or leading the Cooking Workshops, Demonstrations, and Tastings for our Edible Education Program. 

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Crystal Andon, Americorps VIP Volunteer Coordinator

Crystal graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelors of Science in Health Science and a minor in Business. She has a passion for working with the community and felt it was only right to move back to the city she grew up in. You may have seen Crystal recruiting volunteers, working in the Goodwill Garden, and fundraising for Everyone’s Harvest. In her free time, she likes to travel, paddle with Ke Kai O’Uhane Outrigger Club, hike and spend time at the beach.

Sonia Olmos, Service Learning Student Leader12138340_981965691867340_7350263152136580243_o

Sonia A. Olmos is a second-year student at CSUMB majoring in Business with a concentration in Agribusiness and is in the process of declaring a minor in Service Learning. She is the Service Learning Student Leader for Everyone’s Harvest, where she provides support for faculty, students, and Everyone’s Harvest in the Service Learning process. She was a past service learning student at Everyone’s Harvest Goodwill Community Garden, and from there she chose to continue working for Everyone’s Harvest because she believes in food justice. When she is not working or busy with school, she enjoys spending time with her family, her close friends, and her dogs, eating and cooking vegan food, shopping at her local farmers’ market, running and biking, and traveling to new places.