Carol Parks (she/her)

Food Roots Farm to School Education Specialist

Education Regional Hub Coordinator

Food Roots' mission is to grow a robust and equitable food system in Tillamook county (and the north/central coast) through community engagement, education, food producer support, and improved access to local food. Garden based educational activities and school district procurement of local products are two integral components in the work to build linkages among farmers, educators, families, organizations and agencies, and anyone else interested in making our local food economy stronger.

Carol recently moved to Tillamook County from Florida and is excited about hands-on education in school gardens, equity and access to food systems, connecting local producers with school lunch programs, and supporting rural community resilience through farm to school programming.


Caroline F.O. Parks

Kailyn Schmidt (they/them)

Food Roots NW Procurement Coordinator

Procurement Regional Hub Coordinator

Procurement work is an opportunity to make community connections - farmers, producers, families, schools, and businesses all coming together to celebrate the best of our local bounty.

Food Roots is a community staple - we have the opportunity to work with so many folks doing so many different things. From the fishers to the farmers to the food producers to the local businesses, everyone is working hard to grow the region, to help others, and to find the best possible opportunities that exist. (425) 503 7945