Board and Committee Members

Sierra Harvest Board Members

           2017 Sierra Harvest Board Members

Ariel Lovett, Vice President

Ariel is no stranger to Nevada County nonprofits – she has 14 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations in our community and recently earned her Masters degree in nonprofit administration. An enthusiastic gardener, mother, and BriarPatch co-op member, Ariel is a perfect fit for our organization. Ariel wanted to be part of Sierra Harvest because our mission statement is so closely aligned with her personal passion and beliefs: “I am passionate about health and believe that food access (especially local food access) provides an opportunity for the community to be healthier, and can have a profound impact nationally and even globally.”

 Jennifer Singer

Jennifer Litton Singer was born and raised in Nevada County and attended Nevada Union High School. Jennifer attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and received her BA in Communication in 1997. She then returned to Nevada County as co-founder of The Friendship Club.

Jennifer has served as Executive Director of the Friendship Club since 2004 and in that time has grown the program to serve nearly 100 girls annually, developed close community relationships, and developed a strong reputation for the organization as a leader both in terms of services provided to the community and in organization a development.

Jennifer is a graduate of the Nevada County Community Leadership Institute and has served as a board member, officer, and committee member of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership over the past ten years. She is also a wife and mother to three daughters.

Karin Kaufman

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Karin has been an active member of the Nevada County community since 2004 when she moved from Santa Barbara. As a landscape architect who focuses on environmentally sensitive design and sustainable community building, she understands the value of a local and organic supply of healthy and delicious food. She feels that lack of education presents a huge obstacle to accessing healthy food and, in turn, a healthful life. Karin is excited and proud to be part of an organization whose mission involves educating a broad spectrum of people about local, organic food, empowering people to make good choices for themselves. She is a member of the Nevada City Sustainability Team, has been working in the landscape field since the mid-1990s, and enjoys raising her children with her husband in Nevada City.

Kathy Mollet, Chair of Finance

Kathy retired from Apple, Inc. in 2008 where she was a Senior Finance Director responsible for Worldwide Online Sales as well as Worldwide Apple Sales Incentive Compensation.  Since then she has been busy with many non-profits in the area and a few in the Bay Area.  Kathy’s tends to be drawn to non-profits whose mission speaks to basic human needs, which is why she wants to devote time to Sierra Harvest.  Kathy and her husband Tom live in Nevada City with their two Portuguese Water Dogs named Murphy and Mya.


 Kwong Chew

Kwong is semi-retired. He is a businesses owner, entrepreneur and advisor. He went to school and operated, in San Francisco, various full-service restaurants, food production, distribution and larger event catering companies.  In 1997, he moved to Grass Valley. His local involvement includes board positions and active support at BriarPatch Co-op, Yuba River Charter School, Boys To Men, Xiao Mao Culture Club (CATS), ManKind Project (MKP), Divine Spark and Sierra Roots, among others. Kwong lives simply, is passionate about healthy living, social justice, finance and community.

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Sandra Barrington, Board President

sandra-2_aug-2015Sandra Barrington has over 10 years of fund development experience and is currently the Major Gift Director for Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation. In addition to fund development experience, Sandra also has a background in marketing and public relations. Sandra has a degree in English with a certificate in Literary Editing and Publishing from California State University Chico.  Healthcare and healthy living is a passion and Sandra loves that the mission of Sierra Harvest helps children start on their healthy lifestyle early. Sandra and her husband Tyler live in Nevada City and have a 10 year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Gus.