Delite Primus, Executive Director – delite@youthgardenproject.org

Delite PrimusDelite became the Executive Director of YGP in January 2012 after serving as the Associate Director for the past four years. Delite was born and raised on her family’s farm in Iowa, and later attended Wartburg College. After college Delite worked for United Way, and built on that experience with a position at Habitat for Humanity in Minnesota. An internship with Heifer International brought her to the California sunshine where she gained valuable experience in organic farming. In 2008 Delite was hired to be the Associate Director of the Youth Garden Project. Since moving to Moab she has served on the board of Community Rebuilds, the Moab Community Action Coalition, and volunteered with a variety of other non-profits. Delite is committed to the Youth Garden Project being a healthy, nurturing, and fun place for everyone to learn and grow.

 

Erin Trim, Associate Director – erin@youthgardenproject.org

BIOpicThis is Erin’s first season with the Youth Garden as Associate Director. Having worked at the garden, with another area non-profit, and in the local elementary school over the last five years, Erin is really invested in our community and its future generation.  Before calling Moab home, she lived in Michigan’s mitten and went on to attend Kendall College of Art and Design in the state, where she studied functional art, design systems, and was on a team that mapped food deserts in large cities. She has been involved with various community projects that involve youth learning creatively, volunteering for organizations such as VSA and Entre Amigos. Erin is excited to work with the wonderful crew at YGP and looks forward to all of the growth in the year ahead!

 

Kaitlin Harris, Program Manager – kaitlin@youthgardenproject.org

kaitlinnewprofileKaitlin began working at the Youth Garden Project in April 2010, and is now in her fifth season of work with YGP. She studied Horticulture at the University of Vermont and during her last two years there developed an interest in combining her horticultural studies with education.  Kaitlin’s background  working with both children and plants has helped prepare her for the involved work she does with experiential education at the Garden. Kaitlin is grateful to be part of the YGP team and while not working enjoys spending time in her own garden and outdoors exploring new places!

 

 

Jess Oldham, Garden Manager – jess@youthgardenproject.org

gourdbabeJess first developed her passion for gardening in her backyard growing up in Idaho. She attended Utah State University studying International Studies with an emphasis in Natural Resources. During her time at USU, she discovered the importance of connecting people of all ages to the food they eat. In 2008, Jess and her husband moved to Moab after falling in love with the desert landscape. Jess began working at YGP in 2010 and is excited to be in her current role as garden manager. Her two year old son, Cedar, has already grown and learned at the Youth Garden Project.

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