Team Members

Working Together for a Sustainable Future

Are you a new or returning college or university student, or a high school student, who is curious about sustainable agriculture education, training, and career opportunities?

Are you a student alumni of a partner sustainable agriculture education program who would like to share your academic and employment experiences with current students?

Are you a college or university instructor, or a high school teacher, who is interested in adopting and offering sustainable agriculture courses and student farm experiences?

Are you a higher education, or secondary education, administrator who is committed to expanding your institution’s curricula to the field of sustainable agriculture?

If these or other related intentions reflect your dedication to growing a sustainable future for agriculture, farming, food, and the environment, please contact the SAgE Collaborative or any of the other Team members today!

Jason Niebler
SAgE Collaborative
Director & Founder

Kate Smith
SAgE Collaborative
Associate Director

Michael Frazier
Viva Farms
Executive Director

Rob Smith
Viva Farms
Director of Programs & Operations

Two-Year College Small Certificate Programs

Lorraine Brooks
Edmonds Community College
Department of Horticulture, Head & Instructor
Sustainable Urban Agriculture Production program, Coordinator & Instructor

Jennifer Santry
Peninsula College
Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems program, Coordinator & Instructor

Two-Year College Small and Large Certificate and Associate Degree Programs

Bobby Butler
Highline College
Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security program, Coordinator & Instructor

Katie Chenu
Seattle Central College
Earth & Environmental Science program, Coordinator & Instructor
Sustainable Urban Agriculture & Food Systems program, Co-Coordinator & Instructor

Grace Sparks
Seattle Central College
Department of Biology, Instructor
Sustainable Urban Agriculture & Food Systems program, Co-Coordinator & Instructor

Claus Svendsen
Skagit Valley College
Department of Environmental Conservation, Chair & Instructor
Sustainable Small Farm Agriculture & Food Systems program, Coordinator & Instructor

University Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

Colette Casavant
Washington State University
Agricultural & Food Systems and Integrated Plant Sciences programs, Academic Coordinator

Bri Ewing Valliere
Washington State University
School of Food Science, Clinical Assistant Professor
WSU Everett Organic & Sustainable Agriculture major, Coordinator & Instructor

Chad Kruger
Washington State University
College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, Western Washington Director
Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center, Director

John Reganold
Washington State University
Department of Crop & Soil Sciences, Regents Professor of Soil Science & Agroecology
Organic & Sustainable Agriculture major, Director

Kate Smith
Washington State University
School of the Environment, Skagit County Extensio, and Food Systems Program, Northwest Small & Latino Farm Educator