Julia Bollinger, Office and Communications Coordinator

I have lived in Floyd for a few years now, and I feel lucky every day to be living in this beautiful place and doing my best to practice the participatory endeavor that is community. A desire to have a relationship with land, to farm and forage a better portion of our diet, and to live at a more thoughtful pace lead my husband and I here at the end of 2016. In 2009 I graduated from Colorado College with a major in studio art. Interspersed through my artistic life have been periods of working on organic farms and learning how to grow food.

I work at Blue Mountain School teaching a weekly class called Rooted Living, where the students learn about sustainability and handmade crafting. I am interested in forming healing relationships with the land through art, farming, teaching, and now from an outreach position at SustainFloyd. To view my artwork visit www.juliabollinger.com

Contact Julia at info@sustainfloyd.org or 540-745-SEED.

Melissa Branks, Farmers Market Coordinator

After living overseas for over 12 years with Department of State, Melissa and her family searched out a place to finally settle and retire. On a scouting trip to Floyd, Melissa spent her first morning at the Floyd Farmers Market where she fell in love with the community of farmers and artisans. She and her family settled in Floyd 6 months later. With experience in event planning and love of local food and culture, Melissa accepted a position as the Market Manager in Spring 2018. “There’s no place I’d rather be on a Saturday!”

Contact Melissa at marketmanager@sustainfloyd.org

Jodie Norton, Bookkeeper

Jodie NortonJodie has been a Floyd transplant since 1991 and is the mother of six and grandmother of one. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in Northwestern Ohio with a BA in psychology, then studied accounting at Radford University. She has worked for many Floyd businesses over the years, including Wall Residences, The Harvest Moon and Crenshaw Lighting. She has been the bookkeeper for Sustain Floyd since 2010.