Staff

Abra Derbis
Interim Administrator

Abra grew up in northern Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior. She spent her childhood days being immersed in the natural world. She studied communications at the University of Minnesota-Duluth which eventually led to her desire to see the world and gain a deeper sense of humanity. Through these travels she settled in Southeast Alaska where she embarked on a career in business management with Avis Rent-A-Car. She grew the business to become the most successful enterprise in the state through innovative marketing, customer service and financial management. While in Alaska, she met her husband and started a family. As the family grew, Abra became interested in local politics and supporting the school system. She helped start the Skagway Preschool Committee. Through grassroots fundraising and working closely with the local school board, the committee was able to reinstate a much needed preschool program. After nearly a decade with Avis and living in a vibrant Alaska community, Abra decided to redirect her life. She left Avis in order to spend time with her children and the family made the move to the Olympic Peninsula 5 years ago. Abra has four children enrolled at Sunfield. She is committed to the work of the organization and deepening her relationship with Anthroposophy. Abra and her family love to be together as much as possible and enjoy surfing, camping, hiking and skiing together. She is overjoyed to be a part of the Sunfield community in multiple ways.

 


Traci Meacham

Bookeeper 

Traci Meacham was born a curious child in North County San Diego, California.  She spent the first twenty years of her life living in the rural, brush-covered, agricultural hills of the City of Vista.  Her childhood was spent primarily outdoors playing with her siblings, friends, pets, exploring the gullies in her back yard, frequenting local beaches where she played with sand crabs and learned to body surf.  Traci also loved the many trips her family took to San Diego’s museums, Wild Animal Park and Zoo.  Traci gained an appreciation for animals, their environments, and science through these early experiences.  Her passions in life continue to involve creatures of all kinds and a love of learning through hands-on experiences.

Since fall of 1990, Traci has lived in Washington State.  She met her husband in Ellensburg in 1993 and moved with him to Port Townsend in 1996.  Her husband grew up in Chimacum and they have extended family in in the area.  They enjoy hiking and camping with their teenage daughter, playing cribbage, events with friends and family, listening to music, a little gardening here and there, and playing with their pets.  Traci’s other hobbies include art, science, and cooking experiences with children, reading, and watching science-related documentaries.

After years of experience in a number of different businesses, and opportunities to teach for the state Head Start/ECEAP program, Traci opened an in-home Early Childhood program in 2006 and named it Magical Days.  She chose the name Magical Days to encompass her vision that childhood should involve moments of surprise and wonder.  Traci closed her in-home program June of 2017 and has embraced the opportunity to be a part of the Sunfield community.

 


Emily Henry

Office Manager

 

Emily Henry grew up in Port Townsend and spent much of her youth being home schooled and participating in community organizations, such as the Jefferson County 4-H Program, The O’Meara Dance Studio, and various music programs. After graduating from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in French and English Literature, Emily continued her education by enrolling in the WSU FIELD Program in Jefferson County.

Equipped with farming skills and agricultural knowledge, Emily left for Senegal, West Africa, to be an Agroforestry volunteer with the United States Peace Corps. Upon her return, Emily worked at the Chimacum Corner Farm Stand, as part of a team selling the community’s local products from the farmers and small businesses. She moved on to work as the Volunteer Initiatives Coordinator for United Good Neighbors where she focused on the development of Get Connected Jefferson, a free, online volunteer center for nonprofit organizations and public agencies. She is now extremely excited to combine her love for community and agriculture by joining the team at Sunfield as the office manager.

In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Sam, while hiking in the Olympics, going on bike trips, paddle boarding, skiing, and traveling.


LB Rust

Administrative Assistant

Photo and Bio coming soon.


George Reycraft

Farmer

Photo and Bio coming soon.

 


Ezra Sullivan

Crop Manager

Photo coming soon.

Ezra grew up in Los Angeles, California. Being in the heart of a diverse and creative city was truly a strange and confusing experience for him. Emotionally shut down and isolated, Ezra, took off after high school to South America to continue his studies in martial arts. On the first day of his travels, he discovered and decided to pursue meditation and farming. Many, many, many adventures followed. Ezra lived in South America for three years, traveling to various countries farming, learning and observing with mostly indigenous people, and sometimes in intact village settings. There, Ezra, witnessed the peasant wisdom, the salt of the Earth.

Ezra eventually felt the call back to his folk soul. Jumping around from the Sierra Nevada fruit orchards, the berry and vegetable fields by the Rogue River in Southern Oregon, to an intentional community in the Siskiyou Mountains where he started his own farm businesses, and the Possibility Alliance in the rolling prairies of Missouri. Now, he is growing some roots here, in Chimacum, by purchasing raw land up on the ridge with his friend Chris Reynolds. He is homesteading and living with his fiance, Summer Lynn Sondey, and consciously developing their land with the help of some animal friends.

So many different elements, people, rituals and practices have shown up in Ezra’s life. It is a healing journey.