Paige’s work in sustainable food and farming began in college when she met a goat for the first time. Disheartened that it had taken 20 years to have the joy of making one's acquaintance, she became passionate about connecting people of all ages to food and nature, and to finding our place in between.
She received her degree in Environmental Education and Communications, and began teaching outdoor agricultural education, which brought her to Slide Ranch, an educational ranch in Muir Beach, California. There, she gained a strong appreciation and respect for the hard work farmers do everyday to bring food to our tables. From there, Paige managed volunteers and served as the liaison between member producers and Marin Organic, a non-profit dedicated to making organic farming economically viable for farmers in Marin County.
All the while, inspired and emboldened by Bioneers conferences, stories of everyday farming life, permaculture training, and many hours in her garden, Paige dreamed of having her own farm. But a summer working in the fields at a Bolinas farm made her realize she might be more effective playing “office.” So she joined the ranks of a startup CSA in Petaluma as the Operations Manager. Over two and half years, she helped the farm grow from 150 to almost 1000 members. A weeklong seminar, called Ranching for Profit, introduced her to other ranchers whose eagerness for change reminded her of why she loved working with the broader community. Joining Kitchen Table Advisors is a natural fit for Paige's experiences, and she is excited to support farmers in finding a lasting way to shape a healthy food system for our future.