Alexis Campbell – Executive Director contact Alexis
Alexis Campbell grew up in semi-urban Berks County, just outside of Reading, PA. Before coming on board at the Horn Farm Center, Alexis served as the Associate Director and head of Communications for the Berks History Center in Reading, PA. She also co-founded and served as the Operations Director of Permacultivate Inc. and Reading Roots Urban Farm. Alexis is a permaculture practitioner, educator, and longtime student of regenerative agriculture. She holds a B.A. in Letters, Arts, and Sciences from Pennsylvania State University where she explored human systems, politics, and ecology. She is also trained in Commercial Urban Agriculture (2010) and holds certificates in Permaculture Design (2009) and Teaching Permaculture (2012). With over 10 years of non-profit experience, Alexis is passionate about cultivating organizational systems that foster creativity, growth, and innovation. She believes that resilience begins with connection: to oneself, to others, and to the earth. As a life-long proponent of community service, Alexis is a member of the Reading’s Victory Garden Task Force, the Junior League of York and the St. Xenia Philoptochos Society of Reading.
Andrew Horn – Farm Manager contact Andrew
Born in York County, Andrew earned his Business Management degree from Shippensburg University. After graduation, Andrew traveled with World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) to New Zealand, where he lived and learned on organic farms. Captivated by his experience, Andrew wanted to continue his journey in small-scale agriculture and sought to find a place where he could apply, develop and learn new skills. He found the Horn Farm Center through an Introduction to Permaculture class. Since successful completion of the Farming Internship, Andrew has pursued his exploration of a career in farming as the Farm Manager at the Horn Farm Center. He runs the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program and guides participants through hands-on instruction in the Regenerative Farming Training Program.
Katrina Zervanos – Executive Assistant Contact Katrina
Born and raised in Harrisburg, PA, Katrina holds a B.S. in Actuarial Science with a minor in Computer Science from Lebanon Valley College. After gaining a few years of experience working in a corporate setting, she decided to explore her interest in permaculture design, herbalism, and regenerative agriculture through an internship at Urban Edge Farm and Susquehanna Apothecary in Lancaster, PA. Katrina found the Horn Farm Center in 2019 through a foraging class and thought it to be the perfect place to continue learning and growing after her internship. She is excited to use her skillset to support the Horn Farm Center and the community.
Wilson Alvarez – Woodland Steward Contact Wilson
Wilson Alvarez is a certified permaculture designer, inventor, gardener, skilled tracker, bowyer, nature-awareness instructor, and writer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For the past fourteen years, he has taught classes and workshops on bio-intensive agriculture, regenerative technology, foraging, hunting, trapping, tracking, and wilderness survival. Wilson has studied through the Wilderness Awareness School via the Kamana program, and he received his Permaculture Design Certificate via Susquehanna Permaculture.
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Lizzy Ryan – Program Coordinator Contact Lizzy
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Ryan was raised in Fairfield, Pennsylvania, right outside Gettysburg. Before coming to the Horn Farm, Lizzy worked with the Strawberry Hill Foundation for 8 years, starting out as a camp counselor, then naturalist, and lastly as a full time Education and Outreach Coordinator. She currently serves on the Adams County 4-H Board of Directors. In her free time, you can find her exploring in the woods with her pup, Opie.