Who’s Who around the Market…
Alexa works directly with vendors and the community- bringing good food to good people! She graduated from UT Austin with a degree in Latin American Studies and moved to NYC to work in food industry marketing, attend culinary school and manage city markets for a Hudson River Valley apple farm and cidery. After moving back to Austin, she established AOK Food, using her experience in food production, distribution and sales to help farms, artisans and non-profits improve their businesses and communities.
Contact Alexa with any vendor or Market programming-related inquiries.
Lizzie has been involved since the Market’s beginnings in 2009. Coming from the world of architecture, she’s inspired by the idea of a farmers market as a community design project and likes connecting people and utilizing cool places. Since moving to Austin, she has also worked with EcoRise, introducing sustainable design education and mentorship into local high schools. Lizzie now works with the HOPE Campaign to develop all HOPE projects.
Contact Lizzie about Market development, partnerships and sponsorships.
Assistant Market Manager
Don’t let the mean picture scare you, our Market Sheriff is nicer than he looks… unless you’re a vendor and you’re late or leave trash in your booth. Then maybe you should be scared, but you probably won’t do it again.
Contact Beckett if you’re going to be late or owe us money.
HOPE FM Live Music Coordinator
Jessie focuses on incorporating the local art and music world into the HOPE Farmers Market. Coordinating the HOPE FM Live Music series and Local Artist Poster Series, she brings in local talent every Sunday! She loves bringing together friends over food, art and music, and believes in this language and its community here in Austin.
Contact Jessie about music and art bookings.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Samantha is the newest addition to the Market team, slinging veggies every week at the Farm Stand. This lady makes it possible to buy OR sell high quality produce at HOPEFM every week, and is also working on some great outreach efforts in the East Austin community.
Phil can be found on any given Sunday, generously dedicating his time and knife skills to the Sample Station and various chef demos. He also loves pretzels from Easy Tiger (who doesn’t?) and after-market beers at the White Horse… the picture tells it all!
Ray Ray Mitrano
Artist in Residence
Ray Ray is the man behind our fantastic staff portraits, and will draw your portrait too! He also runs HOPE Play, so come get creative with him every Sunday in the northwest corner of the Plaza. rayraymitrano.com. Check it out.
Andi, Greg & Emily
This team got the ball rolling… no easy feat! Andi Scull Cheatham is the director of the HOPE Campaign, and is doing big things on a local to global scale; Greg Esparza’s out designing and building with Moontower; and Emily Stengel is the woman behind the HOPEFM at ACL and the Market’s annual Daniel Frouman Jazz Extravaganza.