Our Team

 

Heather Wodehouse – Farm Manager    
2022 is Heather’s seventh season farming at Phillies Bridge. Born in western Canada, she came to Phillies Bridge by way of the UK, France, Texas and most recently, New England. She earned a degree in environmental science from McGill University in Montreal, where she befriended Phillies Bridge’s 2015 farmer, Anna Elbon! Heather caught the farming bug while working for, and eventually co-managing, the university’s student-run farm, the Macdonald Student-run Ecological Gardens (MSEG). Thoroughly converted to the agrarian lifestyle, Heather made her way down to Southern New Hampshire to work for the wonderful Jenny and Bruce Wooster at Picadilly Farm, before joining the Phillies Bridge team in 2016.

Committed to responsible land stewardship and sustainable growing practices, Heather loves growing great tasting, healthy vegetables for the Phillies Bridge community. Her favorite parts of farming include: helping people to discover and fall in love with vegetables, hearing Canada geese fly overhead while working in the field, mowing down a field of lush soil-building cover crop and bringing in a gorgeous, bountiful harvest with the rest of the farm crew,

When she is not farming, Heather can be found teaching or dancing tango, cooking, hiking or reading. You can email her at heather@philliesbridge.org      
                                     

Haley Tietz – Assistant Farm Manager

This is Haley‘s first season at Phillies Bridge. Originally from California, they studied literature at Hamilton College before discovering farming at Kingfisher Farm and Common Thread CSA in Central New York. After four seasons at Common Thread, Haley is excited to continue both learning and teaching others about sustainable agriculture. They find the work of farming meaningful in part because it is an opportunity to work towards a more just and sustainable food system. They hope to be able to share that sense of meaning with the people they meet at Phillies Bridge.
 
Outside of work, they enjoy several forms of art, particularly collage. When they’re not farming or making art, they can often be found knitting or reading science fiction with a cat on their lap.

 

Jazmine Langlitz – Administrative Coordinator
Jazmine is the administrative coordinator in her fifth year at Phillies Bridge Farm.  Beginning her tenure with Phillies Bridge as the camp director, Jazmine moved into the administrative office in 2020, shortly after the onset COVID.  A Hudson Valley native, Jazmine obtained a degree at SUNY New Paltz in visual arts and fell in love with the town.  Jazmine’s love of math has drawn her back into the the classroom, and so she’ll be staying on in the admin office here at the farm part time. In her spare time, Jazmine explores mounted archery and trail riding with her horse, Pax, and hangs out with her family while camping, hiking, skiing, and fishing.  She is looking forward to a beautiful and fruitful 2022!  She can be reached at info@philliesbridge.org.


Lizzy Winn – Food Justice Coordinator

Lizzy is a SUNY New Paltz Geography graduate who has a driven passion for environmental sustainability and finding ways to give back; not only to the land but to the community she’s surrounded by. Lizzy has been involved with small-scale, organic farming in the Hudson Valley for three years and is eager to expand her framework in food access programming. You can find Lizzy at the Kingston Farmers Market, as their Food Access Coordinator when she is not at the farm or in the woods. She admires the connection that comes with growing food and cultivating relationships around health and well-being.


Adelaide Petrov-Yoo – Farm Apprentice 

Adelaide Petrov-Yoo (pictured here urban-foraging) graduated from Clark University where she explored her interest in human rights through a MA degree in Middle Eastern Political History. During her studies, she learned that the human rights to food, water, and a livable environment are in jeopardy due largely to conventional farming practices, commercial pollution, and resource extraction. For the last 5 years, she has been learning about regenerative, closed-loop farming and homesteading through reading, experimenting in her own home, working at a sustainability center in New Mexico, and volunteering at a local food pantry in Indiana. 

Fern Steficek – Farm Apprentice Fern graduated from Sterling College in Vermont where theywere introduced to small scale farming, community and living connected to the land. Taking these things with them, Fern traveled after college searching for a place that held these values as well, but wasn’t quite as cold. The Hudson Valley is where Fern settled, hopping around to different farms and communities for the past four years. Fern is passionate about slow fashion, puppets, has a deep love of sheep and is always excited to learn a new craft! After work you can always find Fern working on lots of projects that might include preserving harvest, dyeing clothing, sewing, or making medicines. 
 

Allison Fried – Education Team Lead This is Allie’s first summer at Phillies Bridge Farm and she could not be more excited! Born and raised on Long Island, Allie is in New Paltz earning her degree in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in English. Some of Allie’s favorite things to do are powerlifting, hiking and painting. Having worked as an assistant Montessori teacher as well as having an extensive background in teaching musical theatre, Allie is thrilled to implement her unique skills into this summer’s activities! Dedicated to giving students leadership skills and establishing their confidence, Allie strives to form meaningful connections with each and every one of her students. 

 
Nicole Moundroukas – Education Apprentice Nicole was born in Yonkers and raised in a small town called Marlboro. After High school she obtained her Business Administration degree from Hudson Valley Community College, and is currently enrolled as a full time student in Suny New Paltz studying Early Childhood Education. During mher free time, you’ll usually find her helping her father out in his winery and also working in a local winery in her town called Benmarl. When she is not working, she is usually traveling. Some of her favorite places are Portugal, Greece, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, and Colorado. In her down time she likes to read and paint. During the pandemic she took an interest in nutrition and learning how to heal the body with food. She’s very excited to learn and teach students how to become self sustainable and develop meaningful connections. 
 
Shannon Keane – Education Apprentice Shannon is very excited for her first summer with Phillies Bridge Farm. Born and raised on Long Island, Shannon is working toward a Bachelors in Social Work and Psychology with a Minor in Sociology at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Shannon enjoys hiking, surfing, and dancing. Through her work with various summer camps, Shannon has gained a passion for helping youth develop leadership skills. Shannon has worked with children and adults ages five to twenty-five with mental and physical disabilities and is ecstatic to continue work in recreation and education. Her favorite aspect of working with youth is learning with her students. Shannon cannot wait to teach and learn from this wonderful opportunity.