Board of Directors
Institutional Researcher II-Strategic Planning Coordinator, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Northern Michigan University
CWO, 906 lifestyle, LLC/Ishpeming Resident
Project Chairperson for District 10 Lions – Defense Against Diabetes (D.A.D.)
Member, D.A.D. Advisory Council – Lansing
Member, Upper Peninsula Diabetes Outreach Network Advisory Council
Member, Negaunee Lions Club
Senior Financial Analyst at United Health Care
Sara's journey with Partridge Creek Farm began years ago as a dedicated volunteer. Her commitment and leadership were quickly recognized, propelling her from board member to Executive Director in the spring of 2024. With a background as the Market Manager for the bustling Downtown Marquette Farmers Market, she brings a wealth of experience in marketing and event production to her new role. Known for her ability to inspire and empower teams, Sara has a knack for fostering success wherever she goes. When she's not orchestrating community events or strategizing behind her computer screen, you'll likely find her in the kitchen, perfecting homemade tortillas or whipping up tasty dishes sourced from our local region. Join Sara on her journey as she continues to cultivate a thriving, sustainable future for Ishpeming and beyond.
Communications and Social Media Vista
Camden Kinnie (she/her) is our Communications, Marketing, and Community Outreach Vista Member. Camden started working with Partridge Creek Farm through Americorps in January of 2023 and will be with us until January 2024. After graduating from MSU Camden moved to the U.P. in 2021 and enjoys all outdoor activities. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, climbing, camping with her dog, and reading.
Community Garden and CSA Manager
Danielle's background is primarily in production oriented, diversified vegetable farming. Danielle finds great joy in the ways that food brings people together. Some of my best and deepest relationships have been build around local food and farming. Danielle's time outside of work is spent enjoying the fruits of her labor (she loves to cook!). She is the happiest outside, and when she's not out in the gardens, you can find her adventuring with her pup Yoti (biking, hiking, finding a good secret swim spot, backpacking, etc.), traveling on the off season, and spending time with dear friends.
Mary Antonia Andronis
Director of Programs and Partnerships
Mary Antonia Andronis, has a rich background in community development, education, and agriculture. Mary was raised amidst her family's gardens where she learned the intricacies of planting and the joy of sharing produce. Her journey led her to explore community-based agricultural practices in the Amazon and the Andes. With graduate training in anthropology and language, she continued her career as an educator, fostering relationships locally and abroad. With over two decades of experience in both public and private sectors, Mary brings a diverse skill set shaped by a lifetime of growing food, fieldwork, and educational endeavors. Her expertise is a valuable asset to the Partridge Creek Farm team. In her leisure time, Mary enjoys gardening, playing music, and knitting.