Jared has worked as part of the Merchandising and Procurement team at PCC Community Markets for the past 12 years. Originally from the east side of the Cascades, Jared has lived in Seattle for more than 20 years and currently resides in West Seattle. Working at PCC and meeting some amazing people opened his eyes to finding ways to be an active part of the community he wants to live in, including being a long-time volunteer with the Farmland Trust. When he thinks about the most enjoyable ways to spend his time, all of them seem connected to the health of our environment and food system. Jared enjoys cooking for his friends and family and spending time on or around water. For Jared, farmland preservation is one way to contribute to a much bigger picture.