Meet The Board of Directors
Danielle Pezet joined the ZFM board as the President in 2021. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Danielle spent her entire life living throughout the state, moving from San Francisco to Zionsville in 2019. She earned her BS in Business from Cal Poly, in San Luis Obispo, CA, where she also played D1 college soccer. Danielle lives in a 150+ year old home in the Village with her husband Pat and their son Luke. In addition to volunteering with the farmers market, she also volunteers with Isaiah 117 House, and works in Real Estate. Danielle is passionate about supporting the Zionsville community and loves the weekend tradition and atmosphere of the farmers market.
Kristin Nester has been the Market Manager since November 2019. She grew up on the East Coast, but moved to Indiana 5 years ago to get her Master's degree in Special Education. In addition to working as the Market Manager, she works as an elementary special education teacher. Kristin lives in the Village with her husband, son, and chocolate Lab. She loves the Zionsville Farmers Market because she loves getting to know the local farmers and making fresh produce accessible to her community. Kristin started out with the Market as a volunteer and enjoys managing the logistics of growing our amazing market.
Alysia Diffendal has been the Secretary of the Board since January 2019. She and her family live just steps from the market on West Hawthorne Street, and her two children frequent the event multiple times each Saturday. Alysia is the Director of Engineering & Technology for Corteva Agriscience, a company that is dedicated to helping our agricultural communities thrive. Alysia loves the Zionsville Farmer’s Market because it represents all that is great about the Zionsville community – it’s a gathering place for friends and neighbors, an educational opportunity for our children, and a celebration of our local famers.
2022 is Suzette's first year as the treasurer after volunteering for several seasons. She is part of a military family that moved to Zionsville in 2006. Zionsville is where she had the opportunity to lay down roots, plant a garden and has been hooked ever since! She loves the Zionsville Farmers Market. It is a great place for families to get their fresh produce, meet their local farmers, and meet up with other families in the community.
Danielle Tucker has been a board member since late 2019. She has lived in Zionsville since 2009 and has been an avid market-goer since that time. She loves that she can walk to the market to load her reusable bags with local, fresh produce while also getting the chance to indulge in a fun treat from one of the prepared food vendors. Volunteering with the market allows her to support the community, meet new people, and catch up with neighbors. When not at the market, Danielle mostly spends her time working and driving her kids to and from their activities.
Born & raised in Indiana, Sarah has only recently returned to her hometown after living all over the country with her husband and two dogs. They chose to live in the village for the community feel often describing it as “Pleasantville”. Although busy with travel and responsibilities in line with her career in the biotech industry, Sarah is thrilled to have the chance to give back to her community as a first-time member of the board through the role of Environmental Chair. Sarah always looks forward to those summer Saturdays when the day begins at the Zionsville Farmers Market. She believes locally grown food and homemade products are just… better.
Community Service Chair
Vicki Bower joined the market board in 2019 after volunteering for several summers. She grew up in Zionsville and is a fourth-generation Zionsville family. In addition to volunteering as a farmers market board member, as the Community Service Chairman, she has also volunteered for Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding Center & The Zionsville Food Pantry. Vicki has worked for Edward Jones Investments as a Sr Branch Administrator for 14 years and is the Mentor Coordinator for her Region. She loves being involved with The Farmers Market because she is an avid gardener herself and loves connecting with the community.
Social Media Chair
Before happily "retiring" in 2013, Kathy Scales Brown was a recruiter/owner of a WBE-certified staffing agency in downtown Indianapolis serving clients in 17 states. On occasion, she accompanied husband David as he represented Zionsville at meetings and events locally and throughout Indiana as a 12-year Town Council member. They are long-time entrepreneurs who live in the Village. Kathy has served on the boards of the Village Residents' Association, Sullivan-Munce Cultural Center, Zionsville Cultural District, Zionsville Chamber of Commerce and is currently serving a 2nd term on the Zionsville Farmers' Market board. She visits farmers' markets around the world as they travel because of the opportunity given to meet those who are personally growing our food or creating specialty food products, often receiving invitations to visit their farms or kitchens. And because everyone has a story . . . she goes.
Health and Wellness Chair
Abbey Hardin, a Zionsville resident since 2014, has been a member of Zionsville Farmer's Market board for the past 2 years, this being her first year as the Health & Wellness Chair. Abbey grew up in a small farm down near Logansport, where she learned the in's and out's of agriculture and the importance of "locally" grown and sustainably sourced through her grandfather and father, who are both full-time corn & soy bean farmers. Abbey is married with two daughters and family dog, Maxwell. Abbey is a Sr. Sales Representative with AbbVie Pharmaceuticals where she's had the opportunity to work within the Boone County, and surrounding, communities to network with many people in or around the health and medical fields. In addition to the Zionsville Farmer's Market board, Abbey is an active member of Zionsville's Tri-Kappa philanthropic sorority of Indiana where they promote charity, culture and education.
Main Street Merchant Chair
Angie has lived all her adult life with her husband Dan in the Zionsville area, raising two sons. She has a passion for healthy cooking from scratch, using fresh ingredients. Four years ago Angie along with a high school friend Julie, opened Zionsville Olive Oil Gallery.