Meet the Team

 

Alexis Campbell – Executive Director contact Alexis

Alexis Campbell grew up in semi-urban Berks County, just outside of Reading, PA. Before leading 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 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 Master Watershed Steward and 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 Horn Farm Plant Sale & Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program, manages the Community Gardens, and guides participants through hands-on instruction in the Land Steward Training Program.

 

 


Wilson Alvarez - Woodland Steward

[photo: Michelle Johnsen]

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. At the Horn Farm Center, Wilson serves as the lead land steward and educator. He teaches classes, workshops, and the Land Steward Training Program.

 

 

 

 


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. Anna also helps with Facilities Management projects, including serving as the lead on the Farmhouse Rebuild.

 

 


Andrew Leahy, Community Engagement Coordinator Contact Andrew

Growing up in a rural PA town called Sweet Valley, just south of Ricketts Glen, Andrew spent his life fostering a love for the environment. He attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown and majored in English Literature and Music Composition. As a student, he discovered an interest in nonprofit work after joining the Office of Community Engagement, where he planned events, delivered food donations, and tutored with the America Reads program. He moved to Lancaster after graduation and spent a year as a workshop coordinator with Dickinson College’s Center for Civic Learning and Action, collaborating with local professionals to develop programs on community sustainability. All the while, he’s affirmed his intention to make environmental stewardship a professional path and lifetime passion project, spending his free time exploring local ecology, slow food, composting, gardening, foraging, regenerative agriculture, and climate science. At the Horn Farm Center,  Andrew is responsible for coordinating programs, volunteers, marketing, development and outreach projects.

Beyond his work with the Horn Farm, Andrew currently participates in the Lancaster Composting Co-Ops, volunteers as a land steward with the Lancaster Conservancy, and spends Saturdays selling produce at Green Circle Organics in Lancaster Central Market.


Avary Sassaman, Community Engagement Coordinator Contact Avary

A Pennsylvania native, Avary grew up in rural Adams County and has spent her adult life in the Blue Mountains outside of Harrisburg. After completing a B.S. in History and International Studies at Concordia University Irvine, she went on to pursue a M. A. in Communication from La Salle University in Philadelphia. Over the last 8 years, she has worked as an instructor in higher education, empowering students to find their voice as public speakers. In addition to her time at the college, she has worked in public media and other community based organizations, supporting local nonprofit initiatives through training and development.

Outside her role coordinating programming and events on the farm, Avary spends her time rehabilitating wildlife as a volunteer at West Shore Wildlife Center, helping to reduce feral cat populations through TNR with Steelton Community Cats, and voraciously reading in preparation for hosting her next book club.  At the Horn Farm Center, Avary is responsible for coordinating programs and outreach projects.


Lori Webster, Financial Assistant / Bookkeeper Contact Lori

Lori Webster grew up southern York County. After retiring from 29 years of service with Johnson Controls in their Customer Service Department, Lori spends her time exploring her passion for gardening, outdoors, traveling, and photography with her partner, three children, and dog, Joy.

At the Horn Farm Center, Lori applies her extensive background in accounting, billing, and customer service to support the Horn Farm Center’s financial administration.

 

 

 

 


Logan Kline, Land Steward Assistant

Logan was born and raised in York, PA and graduated from Eastern York High School in 2018. He is currently a full-time student studying biology at Penn State York, with a specific interests in plant science and horticulture.

Previous work experience with larger regional plant distributors has driven him in the direction of self-sustainability, permaculture, and reconnecting with local natural environments. He spends his free time reading and studying as well as hammocking, hiking, and sightseeing when outdoors.

Logan interned for the Horn Farm Center this spring, assisting our Farm Manager and land stewardship team with plant propagation and general greenhouse management. We are thrilled that Logan will be working with us as an Assistant Land Steward throughout the summer.

 

 


Andrew Sterner, Land Steward Assistant

A York County native, Andrew Sterner (Rue) grew up in Fawn Grove. They were homeschooled in south-central York County, where they became a lawn maintenance kid in the neighborhood and cattle farm hand at Abiding Faith Farms and Dream Come True Alpacas. Later in life, Rue explored their passion for earth skills and land stewardship in several volunteer roles including Lancaster Conservancy, and Deca City Farms.

Rue is a graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College and holds an Associates Degree in Music Business. They also hold a certificate in Permaculture Design from Susquehanna Sustainable Enterprises. In addition to serving as a Land Steward Assistant at the Horn Farm Center, Rue works for Lancaster Farm Fresh Organics.