Craig grew up on a small farm in Oregon where he developed an appreciation for sustainable and healthy foods and a love for the outdoors. After college, he joined the Peace Corps and worked with small farmers in Latvia, helping them adapt to a new economic system and go organic. He is excited to bring a passion for sustainable agriculture to his work with the Non-GMO Project.
After earning his MBA, Craig managed the local office of an NGO in Azerbaijan before deciding to return to the US and settle back in the Northwest. For the past twenty years, he has served in corporate finance and strategy roles with a number of companies including Starbucks, Brooks and T-Mobile. Craig believes we all have a right to know what is in our food so we can make informed choices about what we consume, and he is eager to apply his skills and experience toward the Project’s mission.
Outside of work, Craig enjoys travel, hiking, skiing, standup paddle-boarding and hanging out with his daughters. He currently serves on the board of a Seattle non-profit providing adult education to immigrants and refugees.
Originally from the North coast of California, Oryx has been in Bellingham since 2010, drawn to the area by family connections. In previous roles Oryx has had the opportunity to balance the practical and the philosophical, and the fascinating and often unexpected overlap between them. This love of duality and intersection is what drew Oryx to Human Resources.
Coming from a family of activists, artists, authors, and regenerative farmers, the Non-GMO Project has been a household name for Oryx since its beginning during her teen years. The opportunity to become part of the Project was one that she couldn’t pass up! Outside of work, Oryx is an oil painter, knitter, and general homebody who loves nothing more than to be with her husband and baby, and their ridiculous dog.
Emma brings her background of non-profit development, worksite wellness, and passion for sustainability and health to her role as Strategic Operations Specialist at the Non-GMO Project. Emma grew up in Saratoga Springs, New York where she spent summers working on an organic vegetable farm. She earned her B.A. in Communications and Global Studies from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York where she was a coxswain for the men’s rowing team. Since graduating, Emma has supported non-profits and B-corporations in a variety of administrative capacities.
In her free time, Emma enjoys taking road trips, and being active outside. She especially enjoys returning home to her black cat, Midnight.
Kathy is thrilled to join the Non-GMO project as the Operations Manager. Her experience with coaching, education and business management meshed with a deep passion for healthy food brought her to the Project.
Before heading to the Pacific Northwest in 1993, Kathy lived in Boston where she worked for an educational non-profit and earned her M.Ed. in college counseling. A longing to be closer to the mountains and water, drew Kathy to Seattle and eventually Bellingham. Kathy has spent much her work life teaching, coaching and advising people in all things related to career and education. Thriving on variety in her work, Kathy also has experience in business operations and most recently worked for an experientially-based high school here in Bellingham managing daily business operations.
When she’s not at work, Kathy loves hiking and skiing in the North Cascades, hanging out with her family and friends and her intrepid dog Biscuit and cat, Sasha.