Growing up in Michigan, Jenae's main idea of farmers were shaped by those angry old men that would chase her and her friends off their fields when she was a kid. After accidently landing an internship at a farmers market in college, she began to become aware of the abundance of food available through her community.
To explore growing food and building community, she sought out internships and gigs across the country. This passion took her from Saint Louis to Hawaii to Utah. While working at the Youth Garden Project in Moab, Jenae's love for gardening really blossomed. She moved to Salt Lake City in 2015 to be one of our first AmeriCorps Vistas. Moving up to become our FruitShare coordinator in 2016 and transitioning into the Executive Director role with EATS Park City in 2017.
Jenae returns to the Green Urban Lunch Box in 2019 and will continue to grow with our organization.