Nick Szumowski, Director of Operations
Zoë Anderson, Director of Advancement
Parker Filer, Market Manager & Volunteer Coordinator
Lena Melnick, Market Coordinator
Jackie Mendelson, Market Coordinator
Joel Portmann, Accountant & Market Coordinator
Pedro Romaño of Pedrography, Market Photographer
Creative Slice, Website
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Param Dedhia, MD, Board Member
Susan Fulton, Board Member
Manish Shah, Board Member
Jason Tankersley, Vice President
Deborah Tenino, Secretary/Treasurer
Janet Taylor, Board Member
Brian Warde, President
Jaye Wells, Chair
Frank Williams, Vice Chair
Director of Operations 520.882.2157 [email protected]
Nick Szumowski hails from the snowy climes of northern Minnesota. With a Bachelor’s degree in Education and his experience in working with at-risk youth, he acquired his skills in communication, coordination, and conflict resolution. Nick’s passion for local, organic food led him to join the Heirloom Farmers Market team in 2010. As market manager, he helped nurture the growth and development of Heirloom FM to include four successful markets in Tucson, Oro Valley, and Green Valley. Nick is also a lifelong musician, and has cultivated deep roots in the Tucson music community, curating great local music at the farmers markets. Over the last seven years, Nick has become intimately familiar with our regional food system and has developed strong relationships with farmers, vendors, colleagues, and community groups. Nick’s vision is to work in close collaboration with the farmers market community, staff, and board of directors to make Heirloom FM the premier non-profit farmers market system in the Southwest.
Director of Advancement 520.882.2157 [email protected]
With a BA in TV & Film Production from Brooks Institute of Photography and working in Los Angeles for several years in the film industry. In 2007, Zoë left the hustle and bustle to reclaim her home in Tucson spending the past 9 years working in marketing, graphic design and web development. Joining the HeirloomFM team in July 2013, she found happiness in sharing her passion for local fresh food and connecting with her community by integrating her creative marketing and design skills in support of small business development. Now in her 5th year working for HFM, she thrives on the continued collaboration with her peers and passionate market vendors to see their business grow and expand their customer reach. In office, Zoë is in continuous strategic planning mode utilizing her creative project management skills to execute Heirloom’s marketing and art direction, special events at the market, grant execution, educational programing for vendors and customers, market outreach, and office organization.
Market Manager & Volunteer Coordinator 520.882.2157 [email protected]
Parker Filer was raised in western Pennsylvania where he spent summers helping his family cultivate large backyard gardens. He began studying agribusiness at Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ and now holds a Masters Degree in International Agriculture and Rural Development from Cornell University. Having travelled widely as a student and a volunteer Parker has been an engaged in a variety of agricultural research and extension projects including fieldwork in India, the Philippines, Hawaii, and Honduras. Working as a Market Coordinator at the Sustainable Food Center in Austin, TX was a formative experience in how to build an inclusive and resilient local food system. Parker’s diverse professional experience reinforce his belief in the profound value of agriculture to sustainability and community. He is thankful to have found a home in Tucson at Heirloom Farmers Markets where these values are endemic and flourishing in the markets’ culture & growing community.