Everyone’s Harvest – Staff
Marantha Croomes, Market Program Manager
Marantha Croomes, Market Program Manager

Maranatha is a Southern California native enjoying Monterey County while she studies here. She is a senior Global Studies student at California State University Monterey Bay. She should be a familiar face for Marina regulars, because she first got involved with Everyone’s Harvest as a service learning volunteer working the kids’ activity booth at the Marina farmers market. Most of her undergrad was spent abroad in Germany, Australia, and Japan. She enjoys learning languages and exploring new cultures, playing video games, and getting to know new people while she travels.

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Stephen Melendrez, Market Program Manager
Stephen Melendrez, Market Program Manager

Born and raised in Monterey County, Stephen is a graduate of Film and Digital Media studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has been involved with many non-profit organizations in Monterey County and enjoys helping the community in any way possible. In his free time, he enjoys being active, exploring nearby state parks and hiking trails, as well as exploring and tasting local cuisine and coffee/tea shops. 

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Reid Norris, Executive Director
Reid Norris, Executive Director

Reid came to Everyone’s Harvest with a background in organic farming, education, and hospitality. He was a co-founder of Decca in Louisville, Kentucky, a restaurant with a commitment to locally-farmed and small-production ingredients. He has a Master’s in Fine Art and previously taught in the Art Department at Gavilan and Hartnell Colleges. Reid is a graduate of the Farmer Education Program (PEPA) at ALBA, a partner of Everyone’s Harvest. He and his wife grow olives in Carmel Valley. 

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Samantha Tuttle, Assistant Market Program Manager

Samantha Tuttle is a lifelong Salinas resident and a graduate of the Community Studies program at UC Santa Cruz, where she studied food justice in a local context. She is passionate about creating positive change in her community and stays busy with organizing efforts and advocacy work. In her down time, she can usually be found rollerskating, riding horses, or baking.

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  Alyssa Huante, Assistant Office and Program Manager

  Alyssa grew up nearby in Hollister and has a degree in Ecology from the University of California, Irvine. She is passionate about making a positive impact on her local community and the environment. She has worked in nonprofit administration, community outreach, and education for the past ten years. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys exploring new places, hiking and camping, and hanging out at the beach with her family.

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