Shelley Lewton is HCCA's new Communications Coordinator! Shelley works with HCCA's food systems and healthy eating and active living teams to help plan events and share news and information with the community.
Shelley has a degree in Communication Studies and advanced education in Organic Farming and Agriculture. She is a livestock farmer who has raised pigs, sheep, chickens, dairy cows, and flowers with her partner, Ben.
Shelley has worked in the fields of law, education, nonprofits, and agriculture. Working on behalf of marginalized populations for greater access to food, health, education, and well-being is the work that inspires her. She is active in the larger conversation for systems change within agriculture and food access.
In her free time, Shelley loves spending time hiking near the ocean, finding shells, and exploring marine ecology. She also loves wood—sanding, shaping, and building projects, which she does with Ben. Lastly, she loves looking for eagles and owls in the fields that surround her home.
Welcome Shelley - we are so happy to have you join our team!