Team Locavore

Nina: Marketplace Manager - Central Oregon Locavore


Marketplace Manager

Nina comes to the position with a wealth of experience as a previous business owner. We know that Nina is going to do an amazing job helping us keep the Locavore ship in tip-top shape. Thank you Nina for your enthusiasm, systematic approach to daily tasks, commitment to quality, and your fantastically calm and relaxed demeanor.

Spencer: Assistant Marketplace Manager - Central Oregon Locavore


Assistant Marketplace Manager

I’ve spent my life working in professional kitchens and in that time I’ve learned international and domestic cuisines and traditional cooking techniques. I think anyone who is exposed to diverse flavors will easily develop a passion for food and cooking. However, another feeling developed inside me as I worked in these kitchens; a profound sense of alarm at the careless waste of the food industry and the absence of mindfulness to the impact on our environment and community.

Community is important. Health is important. Respect for our planet is critical. I believe that food is not only culture, but valuable medicine. I care deeply about how this belief can affect our community. In order for me to be a responsible part of society, my labor must correspond with my belief system. Simply put, Locavore provides sustainability, promotes educated and conscious consumption, as well as perpetuating respect for our ecosystems, locally and globally. In addition, Locavore puts it’s best foot forward to enable our region’s farms to strengthen our local economy. Besides all that, who doesn’t like quality food? For me, choosing to become a part of Locavore was not only clear, it felt like a blessing.

Lacey - Assistant Director


Assistant Director

Lacey is thrilled to be joining the Locavore team as Assistant Director! She believes that food is one of the most powerful connectors between us and our home, planet earth. The choices we make in our diet have broad impacts on everything from personal health to global climate change and everything in between. She's excited to help Locavore continue to support the Central Oregon community of farmers and ranchers doing the hard work every year to supply us with healthy food while stewarding the land so that we can continue to produce food for generations to come.

Lacey brings a diverse set of relevant skills to Locavore. She received a BS in Environmental Engineering from Oregon State University before working in the energy & sustainability field for 5+ years. She is also certified to teach yoga and recently graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts from Cascade Culinary Institute.

Gwen: Program Coordinator - Central Oregon Locavore


Program Coordinator

Gwen has been involved with Locavore nearly since the inception, and is the founder of the Farm Kids Program. Gwen has an extensive background in early education and is the owner of Juniper Jungle farm. Gwen maintains a mini farm at home with her family, and spends most of her time looking after her twin kiddos, who keep her plenty busy!

Becky: Volunteer Coordinator - Central Oregon Locavore


Volunteer Coordinator

“The Mothership”. The mother of all mothers. Some could say that Locavore is all her fault, as she is the one who raised the founder and daughter, Niki Timm-Branch, in a home abundant with local food, meat and dairy. And taught Niki to make things happen. Becky is also the fearless mother-hen (volunteer) Volunteer Coordinator who bravely commands our fleet of fabulous volunteers to help steer us to greatness. You need some mothering? Volunteer with us!

Amanda: Social Media Director - Central Oregon Locavore


Social Media Director

I believe in cultivating a relationship with each of my clients so I can truly be your visual voice – your storyteller. …let’s talk over coffee.

Nikka: Team Locavore - Central Oregon Locavore


Team Locavore

Born and raised in potato country Idaho. My passion for Locavore started as a customer, and a food lover. Cooking and eating are two of my favorite things (apart from my dogs)! I aspire for a lifestyle that is rooted in my community, and Locavore makes that possible!

Kyle - Team Locavore


Team Locavore

This is Kyle, 33. He loves long intimate walks in the vegetable isle, tasty treats, and wine. His other hobbies are bikes, art, and music.
Henry - Team Locavore


Team Locavore

Henry was born and raised in Eugene before attending college for Environmental Studies in Colorado. He was drawn to locavore through a deep passion for just, community-wide access to local food as a means of healing our relationships both with each other and the land.

In his spare time, Henry enjoys rock climbing, playing the flute, composting, and working in his garden.

Gwen - Team Locavore


Team Locavore

Gwen comes to us with many years of experience growing food not only in her own garden, but designing edible landscaping and teaching others how to grow their own food in challenging spaces.

With many years spent in restaurant kitchens, Gwen is always happy to help suggest cooking techniques and recipes

In her spare time, you’ll find her foraging in the forest or creating in the kitchen.

Lexie - Team Locavore


Team Locavore

While she loves to get her hands dirty helping out at local farms, she keeps our marketplace neat and clean!

Combining her deep love for nature and ecology with her belief in just and sustainable food systems, Lexie’s dream is to help foster thrive-able places for humans, wildlife, plants, and fungi alike. She looks forward to working hard alongside our community for our shared health and well-being.

Liz - Team Locavore


Team Locavore

Connecting with our community through the Locavore market makes me so happy! I'm thrilled to be a part of recognizing our makers & farmers while promoting seasonal produce & environmental awareness. I am a big fan of cookbooks and especially like to get creative in my kitchen experimenting and trying to make delicious nutritious dishes to share. I love all adventures, including fermentation journeys. I am fascinated by the process, the history, and the health benefits of fermenting various foods and always have something bubbling in a crock...