NFF Staff

Emily Forster – Executive Director


Sara Kelemen – Garden Educator


Matthew Richards
Matthew Richards – Garden Technician

Matthew Richards is a 3D Artist, CNA & Graduate of College of the Redwoods with a BA in Graphic Communications. Initially a garden volunteer and member of the NFF Board, Matthew has a growing passion for ecosystem restoration and permaculture.


Magnolia Barrett
Magnolia Barrett – Curricular Assistant and former Garden Manager

Magnolia Barret is a Mendocino Coast native, born and raised in Fort Bragg. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2014 with a B.S. in Conservation & Resource Studies and a Forestry & Natural Resources minor. She recently completed the apprenticeship at the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems and pleased to be part of the Noyo Food Forest team.