Meet our Volunteer Board of Directors
Brandon Follett, Board President
Brandon Follett is a community member who has been involved with TCFM since the very beginning and served as the first market manager. With a background in marketing and a keen vision for developing strategic growth, Brandon cultivated relationships with vendors, sponsors, city and county personnel, and community members to help establish the market. In 2012, after completing his MBA, Brandon became a member of the TCFM Board of Directors, where he serves as treasurer. Professionally, Brandon works in international sales for Hilmar Cheese. He is proud to have instilled a love for spending time at the market in his two young children and focuses on enriching children’s lives through happy and safe environments.
Jeani Ferrari is a dedicated community volunteer who is proud of her involvement with TCFM. She was one of the original group members who believed that a successful farmers’ market could thrive in Turlock. Jeani’s passion for Turlock’s downtown is contagious. She served on the Turlock Downtown Revitalization Committee in the late 1990s, and her commitment to a thriving downtown has been invaluable in developing the market. She serves as a charter board member and chairs the Sponsor Committee. Her active participation in so many areas of the market, from helping with set up and staffing of the information booth during the first years to social media, school tours, and special events, is a testament to how committed she is and how important volunteers are to the success of TCFM.
George Kapor operates a small farm outside of Turlock called Pageo Lavender Farm. He has been involved with TCFM since it was first organized in 2010 and is a weekly vendor at this market as well as the Modesto Certified Farmers Market. George has been on the board of TCFM since it began in 2010 and brings a strong vendor perspective. George has been instrumental in helping build a local, sustainable, and community-based farmers’ market.
Hailey Kellstrom is the owner/operator of Soaps by Hailey, which features handmade bath and body products. She started her business in her kitchen when she was 13. Her love for producing high-quality products to customers led to her community involvement in TCFM. She has participated in TCFM for the past four years. Hailey is proud to be a graduate of Turlock Christian High School and is pursuing her business degree at CSU Stanislaus. During the summer of 2016, Hailey was the recipient of the Empowering Young Women Scholarship. In addition to her business and academic achievements, Hailey has danced with Deborah Morgan Dance Studio since she was three years old, leading to the opportunity to dance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2014 and 2016.
Anne Picirillo is the owner-operator of Athena’s Gift Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which offers locally grown and pressed extra virgin olive oil. She has farmed olive trees in Gustine since 2004. Anne has been a vendor since the inception of TCFM and is a charter board member who also serves on the board of the Merced Certified Farmers Market. She is extremely proud of what TCFM has become and brings an important perspective, as well as dedication, for locally grown and produced goods at farmers’ markets.