Our Board

Isabel Antreasian – Isabel was introduced to the Farm Alliance in 2014 when she started working with Whitelock Community Farm, and quickly realized the value of having a collaborative network of growers and partners. After five years of farming and developing educational programming, Isabel transitioned from community-based agriculture to working with a Baltimore City Public School as a Community School Coordinator. She is excited to support and promote the work of FAB, and is currently serving on the Governance Committee.

Maya Kosok – Maya helped found the Farm Alliance back in 2011 and currently runs Hillen Homestead, an urban flower farm in Baltimore City. She is passionate about building relationships, community, and justice through urban agriculture. Maya serves as chair of the Advancement Committee.

Christy Ottinger – Christy is a local farmer who has been growing vegetables in the Baltimore area for the past 10+ years. She is enthusiastic about sharing knowledge with beginning farmers, growing lots of food in an environmentally restorative manner, and creating a place for community to connect over good food.

Christine Peterson – The granddaughter of a farmer but a city girl at heart, Christine has long been a strong advocate for urban agriculture and sustainable farming.  She practices law in Baltimore and has been a servant leader with various non-profits over the past decade. When not working or volunteering, Christine can be found taking advantage of City life with her family, cheering from the sideline of a youth sports field, or nurturing her garden.

Tas Robin – Tas Robin is a Certified Public Accountant and possesses both public accounting and private industry practice experience. Tas is an aspiring farmer, 2022 University of Maryland Extension Beginning Farmer Success Program alumna and 2023 Future Harvest Beginning Farmer Training Program trainee. Tas comes from a family of generational farmers from South Asia.

Leslie Lewis – Leslie is a retired college professor turned agroecologist and citizen scientist who now studies the microbiology of healthy soils. Her research and writing focus on regenerative agriculture and reparative education. She grows vegetables, fruits, and native perennials and trees on three acres in Baltimore County and runs Living Systems Soil LLC.

Wes Mitchell – Wes has been a member of the Farm Alliance Baltimore Board since Spring 2020 and brings over 24 years of experience as a Professional Engineer to the role. Though Wes doesn’t have an extensive farming background, he believes in the FAB mission of building a sustainable food system that offers reliable and healthy food choices for Baltimore’s most vulnerable populations.

Aleya Fraser – Aleya Fraser is a returning generation farmer from Baltimore, MD. Aleya has taken courses in Agroecology at UC Santa Cruz (California, USA), Permaculture at Rowe Institute (Massachusetts, USA), Wa Samaki Permaculture Ecosystems (Trinidad), Farmer to Farmer Methodology at ANAP institute in Cuba, and the Beginning Farmer Training Program (Maryland,USA).  She has presented and keynoted conferences on a range of agricultural topics, worked on the ground on multiple farms, co-founded land collectives, and organized many land based gatherings of activists and organizers at her farms and around the region. Aleya has worked in other levels of the food system as an independent consultant for various organizations and farm businesses. 

Elizabeth Pritchard – Betsy is a committed and passionate supporter of the Farm Alliance of Baltimore and Maryland farmers. She strives to amplify the positive power that sustainable agriculture has on the environment, the community and the well-being of individuals and their families. Betsy owns a homestead with her family where she works to sustainably grow a wide range of vegetables, flowers, and medicinal herbs along with raising sheep and chickens following regenerative methods. Betsy currently serves on the Advancement Committee.

Freda Alvarado Fanning

Taylor Kinniburgh

Ellen Frost

Darriel Harris

Kelsey Watson

The Farm Alliance of Baltimore is at a pivotal crossroads – our dynamic organization is growing and looking for additional board members. Are you passionate about our mission and ready to contribute your time, talents, and funds? We are specifically looking for board members with legal, strategic planning, financial management, and fundraising expertise, but we welcome all skill sets! Sustainable agriculture or environmental education background are a plus!

Board membership involves a quarterly Board meeting (usually on Zoom), a monthly committee meeting, and occasional other special projects.

Please send a few sentences about who you are and why you are interested in serving on the board to denzel@farmalliancebaltimore.org and we will be in touch