Lauren Merriman, President

Lauren serves as Board President. She is Recreation Supervisor with the City of Campbell. Previously she served as a Recreation Supervisor with the City of Mountain View City Recreation Division responsible for both the Farm and FODHF for many years. She recently served as President for the California Parks and Recreation Society’s 4th District (San Francisco to Gilroy).

Nancy Stuhr

Nancy is the Board’s Secretary. She has been a Farm livestock volunteer and a Mountain View realtor for the past two decades. She also serves on the Grants Committee. Nancy brings business and marketing skills and nonprofit Board experience having volunteered on the Friends of R House Board and the Board of Mountain View Education Foundation’s Realtor Fund-Raising Board.

Wai Mo

Wai serves on the Board’s Donor Relations Committee. Shehas served on the Board of Directors for the Waldorf Peninsula School where she led the strategic marketing and Parent Education committees. She also helped launch the Bay Area’s Children in Nature movement.

Pamela Baird

Pamela serves on the Grants and Donor Relations Committees. She is owner of KB Associates and is a design and marketing consultant. She brings 35 years of business and marketing experience to the Board. She also serves on the Mountain View Downtown Advisory Committee.

Tara Sreekrishnan

Tara serves on the Marketing and Communications Committee. She currently works as a Non-Profit Associate at UNICEF USA and has a passion for politics.

Katie Stern

Katie Stern, Treasurer

A Los Altos Native, Katie Stern is a Project Manager for NASA’s Climate Change Team and also serves on the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources Alumni Board.

Dick Walker

Dick brings decades of marketing, sales, and planning skills in the electronics distribution field to the Board, where he serves on the Grants Committee. He managed his own electronics company until he retired and now volunteers as a Farm docent and travels with his wife. As a fifth generation Californian, he has enjoyed bringing his children and grandchildren to the Farm.

Jack Kay

Jack is a test engineer and a hobbyist farmer, growing and regularly grafting a variety of fruit and nut trees and berries at his home orchard. He is an active member of the California Rare Fruit Growers Santa Clara Valley Chapter, having served as Chairperson, Programs Committee Co-chair, and Nominating Committee Chair. He previously served on the Environmental Quality Commission for the City of Torrance. He enjoys hiking at Rancho San Antonio and visiting the sheep at Deer Hollow Farm where his wife Susan has been a farm volunteer for several years

IdaRose Sylvester

A 22 year resident of Mountain View, IdaRose is a committed community leader and a huge fan of environmental preservation and animals. She runs the startup, Appetite for Good, founded to help restaurants and the food insecure, and also chairs the Human Relations Commission for the City of Mountain View. She holds several board positions in community organizations, including CHAC and the Mountain View Historical Association.