Koiner Farm is managed by a cooperative team, each bringing their own unique experiences and skill set to the gardens.  If you are a passionate gardener seeking a position with CKC, please set a letter of interest to hannah@ckcfarming.org.

MEET THE TEAM

Kate Medina

Founder & Executive Director

In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the organization, Kate helps out with special projects and upgrades to the Farm.  Kate can be found at Koiner Farm on Saturday mornings.

Hannah Sholder

Founder & Deputy Director

Hannah wears many hats for the conservancy, including program director for both Land Stewardship and Farm Management.  Hannah's background is in urban planning with a focus on affordable housing.  Hannah can be found at Koiner Farm weekday evenings.

Galen Tromble

Farm Manager

Galen grew up in Kansas, where his grandfather was a farmer.  Today Galen helps lead Koiner Farm - from seed starting to seed saving, he does it all.  Check out Galen's videos on Composting and Seed Saving.  Galen can be found at the Farm on Monday evenings. 

Evelyn Jemionek

Farm Manager

Evelyn is, by far, Koiner Farm's longest volunteer.  She started working for Charlie Koiner back in the early 2000's.  Evelyn manages the harvesting and picking.  She can be found at the farm on Monday and Thursday mornings. 

Joan Kennedy

Volunteer Manager

Joan is a skilled gardener and long-time neighbor of Koiner Farm.  Joan works with several volunteer crews and they get more work done in one evening than most of us get done in a whole day.  Find Joan at Koiner Farmin the evenings on Thursdays and Sundays.

Wes Cannon

Assistant Farm Manager

Wes started at Koiner Farm as an intern in the spring of 2019 and is thrilled to continue on in their new position as Assistant Farm Manager. Wes graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 2020 and will matriculate at St. John's College in the fall of 2021. Besides farming, Wes plays the mountain dulcimer and loves hiking and backpacking.

Blaize Krause

Assistant Compost Manager

Blaize interned with CKC in 2020 and was hired as a part-time compost manager in 2021.  Blaize is a student at Montgomery College and can be found biking around Silver Spring from farm to class and back again.  Find Blaize at Koiner Farm on Monday and Thursday evenings.

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