Our Board & Staff
Robert is an executive consultant and chief of staff for Kaiser Permanente with a distinguished career in education and nonprofit management. Before joining Kaiser, he worked for almost two decades directing administration for Napa’s De La Salle Institute and Justin-Siena High School. He brings to the Napa Farmers Market Board extensive experience in strategic nonprofit partnerships, collaborative community development, and creative problem solving.
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 and her husband have two children, two rescue bunnies, and made Napa home in 2008.
Marilyn brings to the Board more than 25 years of marketing experience in the telecommunications industry, and a passion for food, wine and community. After moving to Napa in 2010, she partnered with Catherine Bergen, founder of the restaurant C CASA in Oxbow Market, to help expand the business. She later joined another CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Napa County) as a volunteer advocate for children in the foster care system.
Carine Hines, PhD
Grant is a Financial Advisor for Vintage Wealth Advisors in Napa. Before joining Vintage Wealth Advisors, he worked in San Francisco for Oppenheimer. At Oppenheimer, Grant worked in the firm’s private client division as well as providing advice for small businesses. Grant focuses on holistic financial planning through analysis of financial wellbeing and how each facet of an individual’s larger financial picture translates to tailored investment advice.
Cara Mae Wooledge, MPH
Cara Mae leads the Napa Farmers Market in strategic partnerships, marketing, fundraising, and community engagement. She brings with her inexhaustible energy, and over 15 years of experience working to improve public health and increase wellness in Napa County. Cara Mae believes the Napa Farmers Market is a unique asset that encourages us build community around local food, and she works to ensure our market is a welcoming, accessible, inclusive and safe environment for all.
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.
Mimi oversees day-to-day operations and vendor communications for the market. Growing up in New Jersey, she worked at an organic co-op grocery that fueled her passion for environmental sustainability and awareness. She worked several years in the beauty industry, but returned to her roots to join the Napa Farmers Market team in May 2019, tapping into her enthusiasm for community-driven businesses and organizations. She buys her body weight in vegetables every week.