Rebecca gained an interest in local food production 15 years ago when she first became involved in urban agriculture. She managed and built market gardens on vacant lots and engaged the local community to become more connected to their food source. This led her to get a masters degree in Sustainable Development from Tulane University to further her ability to help communities grow. From there, she has worked on small and large scale sustainable development projects that include work in master planning, project management, construction management, regenerative land management, hayfield restoration, livestock farming, geothermal greenhouse design, food forests, and edible landscaping. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, snowboarding, raising dogs, chickens, and rabbits and growing food for her family.