Chelsea Bardot Lewis, VT Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Chelsea is the Business Development Administrator with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture. She administers the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative, and oversees out-of-state marketing initiatives. She has an M.S. in Agriculture Food and Environment from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, where she conducted the research for “A capacity assessment of New England’s large animal slaughter facilities as relative to meat production for the regional food system,” published in 2011. She lives with her husband Nate on Moonlight Farm in Waterbury, Vermont, an organic fruit and garlic operation.
Noelle Sevoian, VT Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Sevoian coordinates the Working Lands Enterprise Board and Initiative. Noelle is an Agricultural Development Specialist with the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets. Sevoian completed her Masters of Science from UVM’s Community Development and Applied Economics program, where she conducted research and her thesis on Farm to Institution. Noelle has been in her current role since the inception of the program in 2012.
Emma Hanson, Vt Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Emma is a Working Lands Coordinator with Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, specifically working with the Forestry Committee to help grow this imporant sector. She holds a masters degree in Agriculture, Food & Environmental Policy from Tufts University in Boston. She resides full time in her on-mountain Sugarbush condo with her dog and husband because life is too short for lift lines.
Melissa Moon, VT Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Melissa will be assisting the Working Lands Enterprise Board. She is a Grants Specialist for the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative, working closely with grant recipients throughout the grant agreement period.