Meet the Team

 

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.  Alexis is a member of the Rotary Club of York, Reading’s Victory Garden Task Force, the Junior League of York, and the St. Xenia Philoptochos Society of Reading.

 


Andrew Horn - Field Manager

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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  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.

 


Jenn Mitchell – Executive Assistant Contact Jenn

Jenn was raised in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania as part of a large family of avid growers and outdoorsmen. She learned early on that the best tasting food could be grown, or found, in your own backyard, which led to a lifelong passion for local foods.

Her love of food drew her into the culinary world at an early age and her experience as chef and culinary educator sparked an interest in sustainable and regenerative agriculture. She’s currently working towards her Permaculture Design Certification and hopes to apply that knowledge to improve food systems and food security here in York County.

Jenn discovered the Horn Farm Center through our CSA program and volunteer opportunities.  After a leaving a career in the corporate world,  Jenn brings her astute business, project management, and technology skills to the Horn Farm team.

 


Wilson Alvarez - Woodland Steward

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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.

 

 

 


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.

 

 

 


Anna Echo-Hawk, Project Manager Contact Anna

Anna was born in the Midwest and grew up in the Pacific Northwest before settling in Lancaster County.  After earning a B.A. in Humanities, Anna worked in corporate and small business contexts before becoming a self-employed small business owner. As a citizen of the Pawnee Nation and grower for the Pawnee Seed Preservation Society, Anna discovered a love for gardening and an interest in regenerative agriculture. As a Horn Farm volunteer turned Land Stewardship student, Anna joined the staff in 2021 and uses her diverse skill set in support of the organization’s team and programs.