Farm Trails Staff
Samantha has experience in edible education and local food advocacy. She was most recently the senior producer at Lexicon of Sustainability. In addition to her work in local food systems, she has experience in editorial and creative direction during her time at Entertainment Weekly and Time Magazine.
Ariel Scholten is the office assistant at Farm Trails as well as the Life on the Farm coordinator at the Gravenstein Apple Fair. Outside of Farm Trails, she holds leadership roles with many agricultural and academic organizations, such as: Sonoma Section FFA President, Sonoma County 4H All Star Leader, Sebastopol FFA President, and Gold Ridge 4H President. A Sonoma County local, she grew up around agriculture on her grandparent’s beef and sheep ranch in Tomales and her parent’s nursery in Sebastopol.