Cindy Riegel, Executive Director
Cindy Riegel holds a BS in Psychology from St. Lawrence University and a MS in Botany from the University of Vermont's Field Naturalist Program. She has worked as an outdoor educator, field ecologist, and nonprofit manager in the Greater Yellowstone region for over 20 years. She served on the Board of Directors of the Teton Valley Community School (TVCS) for 6 years and was a key supporter of Full Circle Education's effort to grow a model Farm and Garden Program at TVCS. Cindy enjoys cooking, yoga, trail running, mountain biking, skiing, and spending time with her three "free-range" children, who thankfully harvest and eat a diversity of locally grown and hunted foods.
Emily Sustick, Program Coordinator
Emily is a graduate of George Washington University and has been living and gardening on both sides of the Tetons for the past seven years. She has worked for a variety of non profits that educate and serve youth in this region including Teton County School District #1 (Jackson, WY) and Teton Youth and Family Services. She has been working in the gardens, pastures, and barns of Snowdrift Farm for the past three summers and volunteered with Slow Food in the Tetons to help get the Jackson Hole People's Market up and running. She comes to Full Circle Education with a passion to provide meaningful farm- and nature-based experiences that connect students to the food systems that sustains us. In her free time, Emily enjoys playing in the mountains, as well as working in and cooking from her backyard garden in Victor, ID.