Kim Richmond, President
I have been part of the market since it's beginning, as a volunteer, board member and former farm vendor. I lived in Des Moines for more than 20 years and I am still amazed how much the community collectively does with our limited resources.
For me, the market is the intersection of farm and community, both near and dear to my heart.
When not volunteering my time for the market, I am a full-time financial services professional in Seattle.
Travis De Nevers, Vice President
For the past decade, I’ve build my skills around human relationships and organizational growth. I love diving into a problem and finding solutions. I’ve been an HR Generalist, HR Manager, HR Director, and now consult for various organizations who are looking to improve their employee experience.
I help things grow. If there is a desire to grow the market, I can help. I’m also excited to bring some awareness of the market and it fantastic vendors. We have a beautiful location, wonderful vendors, amazing produce and need to share it with the world.
I'm most excited for market event days and the sense of community they create.
Kathy Russell, Treasurer
As treasurer of the board, I keep all the financial and legal portions of the market straight and in order.
I have been a long time volunteer and board member so I've been a part of many of the ebbs and flows that the market has gone through and I am always looking forward to the upcoming season to see what it will bring.
When not volunteering for the market, I am a business owner of an CPA firm.
Lori Fife, Secretary
I’ve held many positions in several different industries from all facets of the food world to merchandising and management in the retail world. Built and operated a retail bakery then moved into a career in visual merchandising/marketing for several large corporations. I've resumed my love and baking skills by launching an online shortbread cookie company in 2019.
Along with strong marketing, website and social media expertise, I love process and production improvements and hope to implement some change for the betterment of the market.
I want to lend a hand to helping all of our vendors promote their products the best they can and help to "market the market" as a destination shopping experience as well as a great community event.
Kris Van Gasken