Meet the interns

Meagan O'Farrell

I’m a 34-year-old native Nevadan and ecologist. I’m interested in helping make fresh food accessible in urban spaces. I like to pedal my bike, learn about native plants, and be outside as much as possible. I can’t wait to learn all I can from this internship!

Drake McElroy

Born in Reno, NV

Age:  37

Progeny:  Blaise, Marlo, Oliver

Obligations:  Dad to kiddos, draw, make tattoos, create, friend, and learn.

Needs: Healthy offspring, dirty hands and wind in my face

Language:  English, charades, doodling, and music

Travel:  To the ends of the earth, I’ll get there. I grew up following my dad through the high desert landscapes of NV with binoculars, fishing pole, or Bow and Arrow. I had an odd job riding Motorcycles professionally from 2000- 2016. I have ridden and worked projects and events on every continent but Antarctica.

Park Farm:  I enjoy being around plants and animals. I have always kept some form of garden or landscape alive. I would like to involve my 2 younger children to learn as we grow.

Lola Nixon

Lola is currently a Senior at the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology High School and specializes in natural resources and animal science.  As an active member of Future Farmers of America (FFA), she is passionate about sustainable farming techniques and loves connecting with members of the community through plants.  She looks forward to getting a degree in Natural Resources using skills she acquires at the farm.

Bethany Matthews

Bethany Matthews is a high school student attending the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology High School in the Agricultural Sciences program.  She is heavily involved with Future Farmers of America (FFA) and was the Sierra Nevada FFA's Treasurer in 2018-2019 and is their Secretary for the 2019-2020 school year.  Her passion lies with agriculture and educating the world about their food.  She volunteers at Park Farm so that she can pursue her passions.

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