Regan Emmons, Coordinator (staff)

Regan Emmons has been the coordinator for the Rogue Valley Food System Network since July of 2016. Prior to making Rogue Valley home, she spent seven years doing food system work in Flagstaff, AZ. This work included obtaining a masters degree at Northern Arizona University, where affordable local food production was at the heart of her thesis. She also managed a seedling CSA, conducted social research on farms and ranches, implemented school garden education and planning, and worked for a variety of other volunteer organizations interested in food access and local food planning.

Regan Emmons has as a diverse career that includes natural resource management, plant conservation, environmental education, and food system studies. Since childhood, Regan held a strong interest in nature and the environment. Becoming increasingly interested in the intersection of food production, environmental health, and social issues was the impetus for shifting her career in natural resource management to food system studies in 2009.

Regan has worked for the Nature Conservancy, the National Park Service, Northern Arizona University, and a handful of educational non-profits and land trusts. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science and an M.A. in Sustainable Communities. Regan is originally from East Tennessee and now lives in Grants Pass with her husband and very fat cat.