Ryan Spaulding

Jess Keller

Executive Director

pronouns: she

Jess arrived on Chumash land in the fall of 2021 following the completion of her Masters in Public Health with coursework in dietetics. After focusing her studies on structural violence in the food system and Indigenous food sovereignty, Jess is deeply moved to address the disconnect between the modern nutrition paradigm and sustainable, just ways of living. She came to Quail Springs as a work trader on the farm team to learn what it means to be in right relationship with land, to have an embodied connection to the food that we eat, and be part of a regenerative community. Charmed by communal meals, goat eyelash kisses, and the brilliant and brazenly authentic people of Quail Springs, she decided to stick around to work on the admin team.

Jess brings her big-picture thinking, attention to detail, and radical compassion to the Quail Springs team and challenges traditional leadership structures through our sociocratic governance model.

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