Temra Costa, Operations Manager / Nonprofit Lead. Temra is a sustainable food and farming advocate and the award-winning author of Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat. She is a marketing and communications specialist with a focus on sustainability in the natural foods sector (think Clif Bar, Numi Inc., and Amy's Kitchen). Prior to this work, she managed California's premiere Buy Fresh, Buy Local program, one of the original local food marketing campaigns part of making 'local' a household name.
Temra manages the overarching operations of Green Valley, its nonprofit and its storytelling and outreach.
email. temra at gvfam.com
Jeremy Fisher, Built Environment Manager. Jeremy is husband to Temra and father of their two boys, Teo and Quin. He was born in an off-the-grid community in the Cazadero hills of Sonoma County. He holds a MS in Architecture from UC Berkeley and is a master builder and construction project manager. While at Berkeley, he researched deep energy retrofits at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Jeremy was the managing director at Hyphae Design Laboratory, an ecological design firm, and is currently managing the development of a sustainable rum facility in Belize, a restaurant build out in Oakland and several design/build projects with local green building pioneer Bruce Hammond and Company.
With over 15-years of experience managing multi-million dollar ecological design and construction projects, Jeremy is the perfect lead to manage onsite infrastructure and renovation at Green Valley. His goal is to create an exemplary, well-designed, energy-efficient, and beautiful community to call home. When he has time, you can find him happily designing and building furniture.