VIVIAN YANG | Operations MANAGER
After ten years of working with her family, Vivian Yang is now starting her own business in event planning. She hopes to build stronger communities and bring people together through organizing interactive events. Recently, she discovered a love for working with people and inspiring others to pursue their passions. As the market manager, Vivian hopes to learn more about sustainable living and also to encourage others to get more involved in their own communities. In addition, Vivian loves all sorts of arts and crafts and has a background in textile arts. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Washington and now lives in Snoqualmie with her family.
Board of Directors
AMANDA SADLIER | President
Amanda joins the farmers market as a board member after being an enthusiastic patron for the last several years. She has a heart for philanthropy and making Bellevue a wonderful place for all its residents. Amanda lives with her husband and two young children in Bridle Trails, where they prepare and eat colorful market produce all season long. When Amanda isn’t thinking about food, she spends her time distance running, skiing, quilting, and uncovering our community’s hidden gems with her family.
TURNER SPAULDING | Vice President
Turner grew up in Sacramento, CA and has fond memories of visiting local farms and going to the “Under-the-Freeway” farmer’s market with her family, but it wasn’t until she went to college at UC Santa Cruz (Go Slugs!) that she truly fell in love with farmer’s markets and the community they support. Turner has been volunteering with local farmer’s markets and CSAs in California since 2009. She moved to Bellevue with her husband Doug in 2013, and has been with POP Club since its first day. Turner has degrees in Literature, Curriculum and Instructional Design, and Elementary Education, with an emphasis on teaching STEM through play, which she gets to use every week at POP Club.
parker fox | SECRETARY
Parker is a seasoned marketer with a diverse set of experiences across industries. Having spent time in both large companies like Microsoft and Aol and small family owned businesses, he has a unique perspective on how to make deep connections to customers. Parker earned his B.A. from Westmont College and an M.B.A. from Boston University.
Kris Bennett, a former elementary teacher, has spent the past several years concentrating on volunteer work and being a mom to her (and husband, Steve's) three children. She has volunteered in various capacities with the Bellevue Farmers Market since its inception. Kris grew up in oxymoronic Liberal, KS and graduated from Kansas University. Rock Chalk, Jayhawk! In addition to being on the BFM Board, Kris also enjoys working with the Bellevue Presbyterian Church's high school youth group and serving on their Community Outreach Team. She has a passion for social justice issues and loves spending time with family and friends.
John Hamlin | Treasurer