Tara-Nicholle Nelson
Board President

"I like big ideas. I'm a fan of using technology and innovation to execute on visions that others might see as difficult or unruly. But more importantly, I pride myself on being a fan of people. No matter how slick technology gets, without people, you can't build anything big. That's why I was drawn to City Slicker Farms. When City Slicker Farms first started, we had a big idea. We knew people couln't access fresh, healthy food, so we embarked on a goal to manage dozens of acres of urban land to provide tons of food who otherwise were food insecure. But one thing has become clear now: our work is actually rooted in people. Land may be scarce, but our work is to develop people as much as it is to cultivate land."


Rodney Spencer Executive Director
Julie Pavuk Operations Director
Joseph Davis Farm Manager
Erin Cary Director of Advancement
Gina Sarti Senior Accountant

Board of Directors

Tara-Nicholle Nelson Board President
Daralyn Durie Vice President
May Y. Hu Treasurer
Amy Shrago Secretary
Brendan Havenar-Daughton  
Wil O'Neal  
Abbey Myszka