Ryan coordinates volunteer activities and produce distribution. He came to us from Michigan after earning a B.A. in Global Issues. He is a self-proclaimed "fighter for the poor" and advocates social justice and food equality. He spent five years in China, training in martial arts at Beijing Sports University and teaching at an international kindergarten. Ryan has strong interests in nutrition and community health. Most of his free time involves exercise, cooking, and thinking about food.
Outreach and Partnerships Coordinator
Amy coordinates outreach and works on creating partnerships with local organizations and business to support Backyard Harvest's mission. She is a PhD candidate in anthropology at WSU and works primarily with smallholder farmers in Latin America. Her academic pursuits lie in small-scale agricultural systems and social-ecological resilience. Amy is also a full time mom and can often be found trying to keep up with her two boys. In her free time she can be found outside, usually in her gardens at Koppel or hiking/biking the local trails. Sometimes she gets time for making fun things with fabric too.
Besides working as Backyard Harvest's LC Coordinator, Kiley is a full-time student at the U of I. She received a BA in Advertising in May 2015 and is now pursuing a second degree in Sustainable Food Systems. Kiley has a strong interest in local food systems and how to make her community more sustainable. In her free time, she can usually be found running about with her dog.
Laura Antrim Caskey
Antrim joins us as a part-time Americorps member. She is thrilled to be a part of community food work in Moscow with Backyard Harvest! Antrim will assist in gleaning and distribution. She studies at the University of Idaho where she hopes to earn her credentials as a Registered Dietitian (RD).
During the previously decades, Antrim has traveled the world as a freelance photojournalist. Her work has focused on community and social justice issues from Appalachia to Afghanistan to Antarctica. Caskey’s work has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Museum of Modern Art.