NFF Staff

Sara Kelemen
Garden Educator

Sara Kelemen joined our team in November 2017. Sara hails from Reed College (Portland, OR) where she received a BA in Environmental Studies and History. She recently managed a small community supported organic farm in the Pacific Northwest and was an integral role in the restoration of a watershed project while working with students. Sara’s passion for sustainable agriculture and belief in empowering youth to engage in a local food system will translate to a positive and motivating atmosphere in our Learning Garden.


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.


Emily Forster
Executive Director


Magnolia Barrett

Magnolia Barrett
Curricular Assistant and
Former Garden Manager

Magnolia Barrett 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.