What Drives Us
Harvest Craft's mission is to equip, educate, and empower communities in developing countries through sustainable food production systems.
Our heart behind Harvest Craft stemmed from a desire to do developmental work effectively and holistically. We wanted to stop the handout culture, and to empower people overseas. At its core it's economic development; but it has become so much more than that. Through the success of projects, we have learned that when you are able to take care of basic essential needs, the possibilities are endless.
Co-Founder & CEO
Brendon is currently a Professor of Biological and Environmental sciences at Biola University. He earned his Master's of Science in Horticulture from Washington State University, and received his Bachelors of Science at Biola University in Environmental Sciences. He also received a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture from WSU. His areas of research include: fruit tree physiology, orchard management and sustainable food systems.
Co-Founder & COO
Craig received his Bachelors degree at Biola University in Intercultural Studies and currently lives full time in Haiti working and operating with local farmers in the area. Craig has taken courses in Agroecological Design, Permaculture, and Graduate courses in Reforestation. He continues to travel the world consulting on agricultural production systems. His areas of research include: watershed restoration and development.
Chief Development Officer
Degree: Environmental Science
Favorite vegetable: Carrot, you don’t see what’s being grown, but when you pick it you uncover the beauty of it.
DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE ARTS
Degree: Digital Technology and Culture & Fine Arts
Favorite vegetable: Cucumbers because they go on Greek food, which makes my world go 'round.
Director of events
Degree: Communications, Emphasis in Public Relations
Favorite vegetable: Pumpkins, because without them pumpkin spice wouldn't be possible.
Director of Finances
Degree: Accounting & Masters of Professional Accountancy
Favorite Vegetable: An onion because it makes the whole house smell good when you cook with it!
Digital Marketing Specialist
Degree: Marketing & Economics
Favorite Vegetable: Red peppers, they're virtually the only vegetable I eat in college.
DIRECTOR OF MArketing
Degree: Business Marketing
Favorite vegetable: Ginger - I like it because of its versatility. It is sweet but spicy, what I aspire to be!
Director of Human Relations
Rebecca Jane Purdy
Degree: Intercultural Studies
Favorite vegetable: Zucchini. It's full of sweet memories of childhood and summer evenings.
From the Blog
Types of Volunteers needed:
Construction Builders for Local Projects*
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