Megan Fehrman – Education Director
Megan grew up in the heartland and earned her undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics at the University of Wisconsin before heading West. After moving around the West Coast, exploring several aspects of community organizing, sustainability and education, Megan earned a Masters Degree at Portland State University, focusing on Community Food Systems and Agroecology.
The last several years, Megan has lived in the Little Applegate Valley on an organic vegetable and seed farm, working as a statewide advocate and educator for socially responsible agriculture. Over time, the training, educating and assisting of the next generation of farmers has became a major focus, and working with Rogue Farm Corps is a perfect fit.
When not at work, Megan likes to dig in the dirt, walk in the woods, visit the city, and take in some music.
Stuart O’Neill - Executive Director
Stuart hails from the suburban jungle surrounding Washington DC. Following a strong desire the escape the rat race, Stuart moved to Southern Oregon in 1995 to complete a BS in Geology at Southern Oregon University.
Stuart’s passion for environmental and social justice led him to work as a community organizer on numerous campaigns for over a decade. His introduction to agriculture came in 2004 when he took an opportunity to work at Boone’s Farm/Siskiyou Crest Goat Dairy. There he learned first hand the opportunities and challenges of running a small scale, socially responsible agricultural operation.
In his free time, Stuart is most likely tinkering in the garden, jogging in the hills surrounding Ashland, cooking up something in the kitchen, cruising the valley on his bicycle, or exploring the depths of love with his daughter Sadie Luna and partner Kat.
Duane Martinez - Graphics and Outreach Assistant
Duane is from the high-mountain desert of the San Luis Valley in rural, southern Colorado. He moved to the West Coast in 2006 after years of developing intentional communities in the Denver/Boulder area. He holds a degree in Urban Planning from the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Duane is an activist, artist, and lover of life. He currently lives San Francisco, though maintains strong ties to his community in the Rogue Valley. He lived in Ashland until 2011, volunteering on working farms in the valley and for organizations working on regional land-use and environmental conservation campaigns.
Duane puts his creative mind to work for RFC devloping graphics and outreach materials as well as offering general editorial support for the organization.