Our Board & Staff
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lilea has a decade of experience in the field of early childhood education. She currently works as the Community Programs and Network Manager at First 5 Napa County. Prior to joining the First 5 Napa County team, Lilea worked as a Child Development Teacher with the Napa County Office of Education. In her role with First 5 Napa County, Lilea leads community program initiatives including Rainbow Action Network programing and supports early childhood educators and caregivers in normalizing discussions of diversity and inclusion with children. She is the proud parent of two incredible children and has called Napa home since 2008.
Carine Hines, PhD
Vice Chair, Farmer Representative
Carine co-owns Sun Tracker Farm with her husband Robert and son Albie. They farm their 28-acre property in beautiful Capay Valley using organic and sustainable practices that promote diversity of the land’s soil, plants, and fauna. Carine is also a scientist with a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology, and an educator for college-level and elementary school students. Being half French, she loves to speak with the many Francophile customers that visit the market.
Caroline has lived in Napa for the past 25 years, and before becoming a realtor she had a successful career in the consumer-packaged goods industry as a creative services graphics and packaging manager. She brings to the board extensive volunteering experience in the Napa Valley including Feed Napa Now, Citizenship Legal Services, and also sits on the board of directors for the Napa Recovery Resource Center. Caroline believes the Napa Farmers Market encourages dynamic connections between farmers, artisans and shoppers where small businesses can thrive, and all people can have access to healthy and locally grown food.
OUR MARKET STAFF
Cara Mae Wooledge, MPH
Senior Market Assistant
Before being hired as Senior Market Assistant in 2018, Tristan had been volunteering with the Napa Farmers Market since he was 12 years old! Tristan has watched the growth of the CalFresh Market Match program and appreciates how the Napa Farmers Market supports our low-income neighbors.