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As the President of GROW's Board of Trustees, Kristin has always enjoyed growing food and became a P-patch gardener in 2013, first at the Burke-Gilman P-Patch and later at Westcrest P-Patch in West Seattle where she currently serves on the leadership team. She brings to the GROW Board more than 20 years of experience working with nonprofit foundations, trade, and professional associations. She is currently employed with the Legal Foundation of Washington which funds civil legal aid programs for low-income people throughout Washington state. Kristin joined the GROW Board in 2019.

Kristin Parker

President of GROW's Board of Trustees

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Tanya brings her experience in journalism and digital marketing to the GROW Team. She is currently the Digital Content Specialist at Pike Place Market, where she supports local businesses, artists, and farmers through educational classes and one-on-one guidance. For a decade prior, Tanya worked in television and radio newsrooms across the county revamping their digital and social media presence. Tanya is passionate about helping people and organizations find their voice, learn about seasonal eating, and bond over gardening and the outdoors. Tanya was an active member of the UpGarden P-Patch for several years before joining the GROW Board of Trustees in 2019.

Tanya Sinkovits

Vice President of GROW's Board of Trustees

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Noah brings professional experience in urban planning and policy to the GROW Board. He currently serves as Senior Public Engagement Specialist with the Puget Sound Regional Council and focuses on community outreach and equity. Prior to moving to Seattle in 2019, Noah spent 10 years in Chicago, where he worked to repurpose vacant lots into community gardens as part of his Master's in Sustainable Urban Development at DePaul University. Noah's favorite activities include hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, biking, and gardening on his Beacon Hill rooftop.

Noah Boggess

Vice President of GROW's Board of Trustees


Michael McNutt

Michael has extensive experience helping small and medium-sized manufacturers bring products to market, improve profitability, and to scale their operations.  One of his passions is building strong communities and securing open space in the city where people can gather, talk, and garden. A native of Seattle, Michael has contacts throughout the public and private sectors and works to increase GROW's ability to raise money in order to more broadly fulfill its mission. Additionally, he makes use of his business experience in helping to increase GROW's effectiveness at executing its strategic planning goals and objectives. Michael has served on a variety of boards of directors, including the Epilepsy Association and Impact Washington. Michael began serving on GROW's Land Stewardship Committee in 1998 and joined the board of directors in 2003. 

Board Treasurer


Eric is an attorney in a two-person law firm that represents companies in the electric power industry. He has gardened at the Eastlake P-Patch for more than ten years.  In his spare time, Eric bicycles, skis, and sails. Eric joined the GROW Board in 2012.

​Eric Todderud

Board Secretary

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As a longtime gardener at the Solstice P-Patch near Lincoln Park until 2019 and the site coordinator, Michelle was instrumental in creating a leadership team to administer the patch. She gives credit to the P-Patch Program for further developing her enthusiasm for advocating on behalf of food security and the importance of supporting the “buy local/eat local” philosophy. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and is currently employed as a Procurement Agent for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. After a recent residential downsize and move to Auburn WA, she is now exploring the world of planter gardening and learning how to perfect the art of square foot gardening. When not puttering on the back patio, she enjoys reading, binge-watching Netflix, and taking walks with her husband and their dog, Abby, along the White River Trails.

Michelle Blume

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Maria Covert

​Maria Covert's approach has an emphasis on capacity-building, focused on the question, "What does it take to create environments where people can operate at their best?". She has diverse experience in Program Management and Human Resources (People Operations, Immigration, Global Mobility). She was a P-Patch gardener at the Queen Pea P-Patch for a short amount of time and loved that community and the experience of urban gardening. She now lives in West Seattle with her husband and adorable cat Papaya. Maria joined the GROW Board in January of 2022.

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With a background in adaptive recreation, disability inclusion, and environmental advocacy, Katy is innovative in creating solutions to solve complex problems. As an Associate Consultant for Campbell & Company, Katy supports nonprofits to streamline fundraising systems, grow revenue, and increase impact. Katy’s passion for being outdoors has led her to discover the joys of gardening and growing fresh produce. She is eager to bring her many years of experience in the nonprofit and public sectors to support GROW’s mission.

Katy Herko


Andrew is a management consultant with deep experience working with financial services firms and other companies of all sizes develop strategies and programs to manage risk, create large-scale change, and implement large technology changes. He is also a lawyer and a chartered financial analyst (CFA) coupling an understanding of the law and finance, in line with his understanding of change, technology, and strategy. Andrew is passionate about the green spaces that bring opportunity, energy, and beauty to Seattle—the very spaces that GROW advocates for and supports. He joined GROW’s board of directors in 2022. 

​​Andrew Solow

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