Abra grew up in northern Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior. She spent her childhood days camping, skiing, swimming, and 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. These travels landed her in Southeast Alaska where she embarked on a career in business management with Avis Rent A Car, met her husband and started a family. After nearly a decade with Avis, Abra decided to take time off to spend with her children and the family made the move to the Olympic Peninsula 3 years ago. They own property in the beautiful Chimacum Valley and are thrilled to have the opportunity to grow and share with the people here.
They have four children that attend Sunfield. As a family they love to hike, camp, surf the WA coast, downhill ski, travel and be together as much as possible. She is overjoyed to be a part of the Sunfield community in multiple ways.
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 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.
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