Board of Directors

Phil Toutant


Partner, Numinen, DeForge, and Toutant, P.C.
Coach, AAJ National Mock Trial Team, Wayne State Law School

Matt Treado

Vice Chair

Office and Project Manager, Upper Peninsula Engineers & Architects (UPEA)

Dan Perkins


Partridge Creek Farm and Partridge Creek Compost Founder, Dan Perkins Construction

Mike Hainstock


Vice President-Technology, TruNorth Credit Union

Mike A Hainstock



Sara Johnson


Marquette Farmers' Market Manager, Ishpeming Resident

Ellen Koski

Gary Perala

Could This Be You?


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



We are looking to recruit a Treasurer to over see the work of our accountants and Director of Operations and Business Development.  Finance experience required.


Applications below



May Tsupros

Director of Programs and Partnerships

May Tsupros, Director (they/them) has been working with Partridge Creek Farm since April 2020.  Before PCF, May was an award winning founding highschool chemistry teacher, Dean of Students, turned Executive Director of Gardeneers, a Chicago Farm-to-School non-profit that they co-founded in 2014.  They are also owner of SunTree Collaboration, designing permaculture food forests and native landscapes. In their free time, May is a beekeeper, herbalist,  mountain biker, yogi, mother of Luigi-dog and Greta-dog.. May is passionate about lifting up Ishpeming and ensuring everyone has access to just, equitably produced, and culturally relevant food choices.

Camden Kinnie

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.

Danielle Sidor

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.



Allison Stawara

Farm Manager

Allison Stawara (she/they) has been part of Partridge Creek Farm since the spring of 2022, and has been farming vegetables in the Upper Peninsula for the past six years. Originally hailing from Southeast Michigan, Allison attended MSU for a BS in Horticulture, which is where their passion for growing vegetables truly began. She has worked on several farms throughout the state, and is particularly enamoured with storage crops and seasonal extension in the cold climates of the UP. When they're not working on the development of the Intergenerational Farm, Allison loves to ride bikes, hike, ski and spend time cooking with local produce.

Sarah Trumbley

Director of Operations and Business Development

Sarah moved to the USA in 2016 and has been volunteering with Partridge Farm since 2019, first to help build the Inspiration Orchard and then as a board member. She stepped down from her Vice-Chair position on the board to join the team in April of 2023. Prior to joining Partridge Creek Farm she was the Treasurer of Ishpeming City and the Operations Manager for the Marquette Downtown Development Authority. Before moving to the USA she worked at the Universities of East Anglia, Wolverhampton and St Andrews, supporting educators with her finance and events skills. Sarah inherited her love of gardening from her parents, who were both raised on Victory Gardens in WWII. She is passionate about reconnecting people with the access to fresh food and cooking from scratch she took for granted as a child.  Sarah lives with hens, bees and her dog.

We Are Hiring

Education Coordinator Part Time

Partridge Creek Farm is seeking an enthusiastic, highly organized and committed individual with education experience and a passion for building an equitable local food system. The Education Coordinator Role is part time and starts as soon as possible.


Please email with a resume, cover letter, and two reference contacts that can speak to your experience and skills.


There is lots of opportunity for this role to grow into a full time position for the right individual.

2023 Interns, AmeriCorps Vista Members, and Volunteers

Dale Honeycutt

GIS Expert and Technology Volunteer

Ray Bush

Seed saving, starting and foraging volunteer

Matt Ricketts

Website Volunteer

Adrian Tello

Growing and Giving intern

Esme Petitjean

Growing and Giving Intern

Madeline Bray

Growing and Giving Intern

Annie Lippert

Growing and Giving Intern

Julia Allen

Growing and Giving Intern

Ashley Fitzpatrick

Growing and Giving Intern

Heather Maurer

Content Creation Intern

Mary Jane Bauer

Seed to Seed Intern

Other Community Partners

Luttinen Accounting