CFO (Chief Farmyard Officer)
Mariana grew up in Northern California where hiking, tending to the family garden and orchard, canning, battling gophers, and of course swimming in muddy irrigation ditches with cousins was the norm. She studied Plant Biology at BYU, Provo and after graduating decided to take a detour from the academic track she was on in order to apply her knowledge of plants toward her passion for growing food and being out in nature. Over the last decade, her farming career has been greatly expanded by working on a handful different farms, in different states, and all in different climates. When she’s not on the farm covered in dirt, you can usually find her covered in dirt spending time with friends and family, experimenting in the kitchen and exploring the outdoors.