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Staff

Meet the people who run CUESA’s programs and operate the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Click here to meet CUESA’s Board of Directors »

Administrative Staff

Christine Farren, Executive Director

As Executive Director, Christine Farren (she/her/hers) is responsible for managing CUESA’s overall operations and performance, implementing policies and deliverables set by the Board of Directors, and leading CUESA to achieve annual goals and objectives. She also oversees our fundraising events, individual and corporate donor cultivation, and annual reports. Christine feels that shopping at a farmers market is one of the most life affirming and community building activities possible, and enjoys interfacing with numerous members of the food community here in San Francisco. She holds a BA in American Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Meet Christine.
415.291.3276 x101
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Cindy Mendoza, Volunteer & Special Projects Coordinator

Cindy (she/her/hers) manages volunteers, coordinates special projects, and provides administrative support to CUESA. Previously a culinary volunteer and currently a salesperson for Heirloom Organic Gardens, she loves being a part of the market community. Her nonprofit experience includes organizing the Filipino Flavors symposium with Asian Culinary Forum, fundraising at Glide Foundation, and apprenticing at Hayes Valley Farm. She earned a BA in Design of the Environment from University of Pennsylvania. She’ll never forget her summer job at a local family farmstand, pulling dewy Silver Queen corn from the stalks and selling it the same day. Meet Cindy.
415.291.3276 x103
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Brie Mazurek, Communications Director

Brie (she/her/hers) oversees communications, marketing initiatives, and PR for CUESA, including social media campaigns and strategic partnerships. Previously, she has worked as a book editor, apprenticed on an organic farm, and helped launch the youth food education initiative Nourish. In addition to amplifying the inspiring stories of our local food community through her work at CUESA, she enjoys discovering new and delicious flavors at the farmers market and dabbling in fermentation projects at her home in Oakland. Meet Brie.
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Rebecca Crawbuck, Partnerships & Events Manager

Rebecca (she/her/hers) coordinates our fundraising events, oversees our market activation program, and manages sponsorships and partnerships, among other development projects. Before joining our staff, Rebecca interned and volunteered with CUESA in the Foodwise Kids program, and studied English and Political Science at UC Irvine. Rebecca believes in the promise and power of the good food movement. You can find her at the farmers market looking for ingredients for her next baking project. Meet Rebecca.

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Education Staff

Tiffany Chung, Education Manager

Tiffany (she/they) manages the Foodwise Kids and Families education programs. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a Chemical Engineering degree, she served in the Peace Corps in Mozambique as a science teacher and worked for briefly in pharmaceutical research, before realizing that food education was where her passions were, working as a Culinary Stewardship Educator in Monterey. She believes that food can connect us all and, through food, we can become more environmentally, culturally, politically, and socially aware. When she isn’t munching on something in the market, she can usually be found hiking, swimming, or diving in and around some body of water in any country that happens to catch her eye.

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Flor Revolorio, Education Manager

Flor Revolorio (she/her/hers/ella) manages CUESA’s Foodwise Teens and adult education programs. She has spent the last few years of her life farming and stewarding land. Flor is passionate about justice, food, and agriculture. She views food as medicine and as a gateway into ancestral wisdom. She believes that food is at the intersection of how people relate to each other in community and to land, thus informing community health. Flor holds a degree in History from Grinnell College. Outside of CUESA, you can find her obsessing over soil or books, and cooking for friends and family.

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Market Operations Management Staff

Lulu Meyer, Director of Operations

Lulu (she/her/hers) oversees operations for CUESA, including our year-round farmers markets, and provides support for our annual fundraising and educational events. Lulu joined the team in 2004 and during her time at CUESA has developed and refined CUESA’s Market to Chef Program, which helps to encourage and facilitate the sourcing of local farm products by Bay Area chefs, caterers, and food crafters. A native San Franciscan, Lulu studied at the California Culinary Academy and had worked in the restaurant industry for more than 10 years before coming to CUESA. Being surrounded by all of our wonderful farmers, local chefs, and food-savvy customers at the markets is the highlight of Lulu’s week. Meet Lulu.
415.291.3276 x100
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Andrea Akers, Operations Manager

After successfully completing an internship with CUESA in 2008 through our partnership with the New Door Ventures Ally Program, Andrea (she/her/hers) joined the market team as an operations assistant and was later promoted to operations manager. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of our weekly farmers markets, Andrea is responsible for training and managing staff and interns as well as providing support for customer services. Andrea also handles many of the market’s administrative tasks and provides planning assistance and hands-on support for many of CUESA’s other fundraising and educational programs. Meet Andrea.

Tommy Phung, Assistant Operations Manager

Tommy (he/him/his) joined the market team in the spring of 2008 as an Operations Assistant and was later promoted to Assistant Operations Manager. Tommy provides support and management of our three year-round Ferry Plaza Farmers Markets and the seasonal Mission Community Market. His duties also include overseeing general market compliance, and management of seller records and market data. He enjoys working with CUESA’s operations team and managers to bring the markets to life each week, and provides support for CUESA events and programs in the market and beyond. Meet Tommy.

Deven Okry, Assistant Market Manager

As one of the market managers, Deven (she/her/hers) helps make sure that the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and the Mission Community Market run smoothly, setting up and breaking down equipment, checking in with sellers, and supporting customers at the Info Booth. She has been with CUESA since August 2016, when she first learned about seasonal fruits and vegetables and local foods. She also helps oversee the Feed Hospitality program, which provides fresh produce to local chefs and bartenders who have been out of work due to the pandemic. Meet Deven.

Vance Milan, Operations Assistant

Vance joined the team in 2016 as an Operations Assistant. As a member of our operations team, he supports the Ferry Plaza and Mission Community Markets. His duties also include helping out with CUESA’s fundraising events seasonally and supporting the education team with the Foodwise Kids program. He is currently a student at San Francisco State University, where he is majoring in health education. Meet Vance.

Jameil Minor, Operations Assistant

Jameil came to CUESA as part of his internship with the New Door Ventures Ally Program and joined the market operations team shortly after completing that internship in 2017. Jameil assists the market managers at Ferry Plaza and Mission Community Market with traffic management, customer services, and compliance checks. He also supports our education team with the Foodwise Kids program, the Food Shed, and cooking demonstrations. In his downtime, he enjoys cooking and baking and gets inspiration from the seasonal treats at the farmers markets. Meet Jameil.

Matty Leong, Operations Assistant

Matty has been an Operations Assistant at CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market since 2017. At the markets, he assists with our chef shopping program and the customer curbside pickup area. He also helps manage traffic and safety during the busy load-in and load-out times of the day. When he is not at CUESA, he is a student at City College of San Francisco and will be transferring to CSU Monterey next year to study Information Systems. Meet Matty.

About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Learn More »