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Amanda Chin

Marketing and Communications Associate and Graphic Designer
781-259-8621 x26
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Amanda started at The Food Project in 2009 as a youth for two summers and and came back in 2015 as the Massachusetts Fellow for FoodCorps. She has a B.A. from the University of Vermont in Environmental Studies and a minor in Food Systems. Amanda cares a lot about forwarding justice and believes in a multidirectional approach. When not at work, she is probably crafting, cooking, or on an outdoor adventure. 

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Elie Simmons

Massachusetts Promise Fellow - Youth Development Specialist

Elie is currently serving in Americorps through the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship as the Root Crew Supervisor on the North Shore. He originally joined The Food Project as a member of Greater Boston's Seed Crew in 2007. Elie fell in love with The Food Project's culture and safe space and yearned to connect with the land at any given chance. He went on to take part in Dirt and Root Crews during high school, and returned in 2012 as a Crew Leader. Elie is currently working on finding a way to continue school for Audio Production while cultivating his passion for LGBTQ mentorship. When not at work, Elie pursues his passion for baking with fruit, and cooking with a variety of vegetables & spices.

Angela Klempner

Angela Klempner
Angela Klempner
Lincoln CSA Manager & Volunteer Coordinator


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Jerel Ferguson

Jerel Ferguson is the founder of Hike4Life, a Dorchester based, community organization that encourages inner-city youth and families to participate in activities and experience life in the outdoors. Through his nature-based enrichment programs, his love of the environment and the land grew and sparked his interest in urban farming. After 3 successful seasons of growing at The Food Project Greenhouse, Jerel joined The Food Project staff in August of 2015. Jerel is a father of three and loves hiking, music, photography, cooking and intellectual conversation.

Brendan Murtha


Brendan Murtha joined The Food Project as the Lincoln Field Manager at the start of 2016.  He returned to Massachusetts from Pennsylvania where he attended college and worked on a diverse vegetable/livestock farm.  As the Field Manager, Brendan shares many responsibilities with the Farm Manager to ensure the farm operates smoothly and produces healthy food.  Brendan's favorite parts of farming are troubleshooting mechanical issues, making compost, and eating the delicious produce.  In his free time, Brendan enjoys biking, fermenting food, and scheming about efficient and sustainable ways to grow produce.

Ross Condit

Director of Marketing & Communications

781-259-8621 x30
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Ross joined The Food Project in late 2015 as our Manager of Marketing & Communications. He comes to us from Better Business Bureau of Central New England and Hardwick Farmers Co-Op where he managed the marketing, communications, and events for the organization. Prior to that, Ross co-owned and ran his own marketing and communications firm that worked with an assortment of clients including: non-profit organizations, farms, artisans, and more. In addition, to his marketing & communications experience, Ross has held roles in Government Relations and has worked with several youth and family organizations. When not working, he enjoys (almost) all things musical, off-kilter cinema, building, wood working, and being on and under the water.

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