Liz Paruchuru | Market Engagement MANAGER
Liz believes in the power of farmers markets to create vibrant communities. As an organic farm apprentice years ago, she discovered her passion for speaking about how farms and fresh food access are critical to the health of families and our planet. She joins BFM after most recently working at Hopelink, where she created partnerships with businesses to support families in North and East King County. Liz looks forward to collaborating with vendors, customers, businesses, and the community at large to ensure that BFM remains a thriving space for generations to come. If it’s not farmer markets or social justice she’s chatting with you about, it’s cooking, psychology, motherhood, or how beautiful the moon looks tonight.
VIVIAN YANG | Operations and Market MANAGER
Vivian is driven to build strong, vibrant, inclusive communities through organizing meaningful and engaging events. Having been the market manager for the past couple years, she continues to share her passion for sustainability, supporting hyper local farm and food business entrepreneurs, and thoughtful volunteer experiences. When she’s not working, you’ll find her visiting other farmers markets, planning the next meal, or traveling for food and art experiences.
Board of Directors
AMANDA SADLIER | President
Amanda joins the farmers market as a board member after being an enthusiastic patron for the last several years. She has a heart for philanthropy and making Bellevue a wonderful place for all its residents. Amanda lives with her husband and three young children in Bridle Trails, where they prepare and eat colorful market produce all season long. When Amanda isn’t thinking about food, she spends her time distance running, skiing, quilting, and uncovering our community’s hidden gems with her family.
parker fox | SECRETARY
Parker is a seasoned marketer with a diverse set of experiences across industries. Having spent time in both large companies like Microsoft and Aol and small family owned businesses, he has a unique perspective on how to make deep connections to customers. Parker earned his B.A. from Westmont College and an M.B.A. from Boston University.
John Hamlin | Treasurer
For over ten years, John has been volunteering with the Bellevue Farmers Market. As a board member, John brings many of his entrepreneurial skill to the market. His current day job keeps him busy working as a Managing Director at Launch Consulting Group, where he spends his time working on projects at Microsoft. Johns passion for small business brings him to the market every year to support local businesses and promote a sustainable food chain. "My passion is for all things entrepreneurial and environmental. The farmers market is the perfect outlet to marry my passions with the added benefit of GREAT local food!"
Brandy Eckman | Board member and POP ClUB Coordinator
Brandy has been a lifelong patron of farmers markets, starting with the Snohomish Farmers Market as a small child. As an adult, she sought out farmers markets to connect with her community and as a way to find the freshest produce for her canning hobby. Being a strong advocate for education and passionate about food, volunteering for BFM’s Power of Produce (POP) Kids Club felt like a natural fit. As POP Club Coordinator, Brandy strives to create fun, experiential learning for kids around food, farming, and the environment. If she’s not at the market, she loves cooking, knitting, gardening and woodworking.
ELIZABETH Walsh | Board Member
Elizabeth joins the Bellevue Farmers Market board with 20 years of experience in the natural food industry. Her projects focus on the intersection of food, nature, community and health with a professional experience that spans a wide array of business disciplines including marketing, strategic planning, business intelligence, training, and development. She brings a passion for facilitating the sharing of knowledge across organizations and communities and is an enthusiastic supporter of regenerative food systems. She lives in Bellevue with her husband, James and daughter, Olivia.