For almost 3 decades Stephanie has used her background in sociology and public health education to work in the non profit world supporting efforts to improve the health of individuals/families (particularly underserved populations) within the context of their communities. After raising her family, she made a career shift and enrolled in a massage therapy program to obtain her license and began working at Mercy Hospice as a licensed massage therapist and hospice worker.
Stephanie first came to EarthDance as a “freshman farmy” in 2012. She liked it so much she returned for a sophomore year. These experiences were so meaningful for her that she couldn’t stay away and proceeded to volunteer for farm shifts and help out with fundraising events for the next couple of years.
Stephanie and her spouse Jim have 2 “almost adult” children and on most weekends you can find her shopping at the Ferguson farmers market and planning healthy meals with locally sourced ingredients or tending to her own backyard garden. She is committed to supporting sustainable agriculture efforts and nourishing her friends and family with locally sourced seasonal ingredients as much as possible.