SOLAR SANTA MONICA - Key Persons


Alisa Orduña

Job Titles:
  • Senior Adviser to the City Manager on Homelessness

Anuj Gupta

Job Titles:
  • Deputy City Manager

Christine Pagtalunan

Job Titles:
  • Interim Manager

Christopher J. Smith

Job Titles:
  • Asst. to the City Manager / LGBTQ Liaison

Claudia Kompa

Job Titles:
  • Executive Administrative Assistant

Constance Farrell

Job Titles:
  • Media Inquiries

Debbie Lee - CCO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Communications Officer

Elana Buegoff

Job Titles:
  • Pier Administrator

Erika Cavicante

Job Titles:
  • Senior Development Analyst

Jaclyn Rivera-Krouse

Job Titles:
  • Manager
  • Market Manager
  • Farmers Market Manager
  • Farmers Market Supervisor
A native and third generation Angeleno, Jackie Rivera-Krouse is a lifelong fan of local farmers' markets and has over a decade of experience working with numerous California Certified farmers' markets in Los Angeles County from micro (10 or less vendors) to mega (over 150 vendors). In 2005 she began working at Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA), and she held various positions including Market Manager, Grant Writer, and Social Media specialist; most recently, she served as the Program Director at SEE-LA with a focus on nutrition access and assistance programs for the non-profit's six farmers' markets.

Jason Harris

Job Titles:
  • Economic Development Manager

Jennifer Taylor

Job Titles:
  • Economic Development Administrator

Jodi Low

Job Titles:
  • Manager
  • Farmers Market Coordinator II

Julie Rusk

Job Titles:
  • Chief of Civic Wellbeing

Katie Lichtig

Job Titles:
  • Asst. City Manager

Kriss Casanova

Job Titles:
  • Senior Development Analyst

Kym Otterstedt

Job Titles:
  • Manager
  • Market Coordinator
Kym is a local Santa Monica resident, and comes from a family of passionate gardeners and food lovers. She graduated from Culver City High School, attended Santa Monica College, and graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in Recreation and Human Services. After obtaining her degree, she moved to Arizona to pursue a career in municipal recreation. Kym worked with the City of Mesa, Arizona for 23 years, and has extensive experience in recreation programs, facility management and customer service.

Nia Tang

Job Titles:
  • Senior Development Analyst

Rick Cole

Job Titles:
  • City Manager

Seiky Gil

Job Titles:
  • Assistant

Sunday Main

Job Titles:
  • Street Farmers Market Manager
A local Santa Monica resident, Jodi Low brings her passion for food, farming and community building as well as experience in event management to her work with the Santa Monica Farmers Markets. These passions started at an early age cooking and gardening with her family in Northern California. Her love for farming blossomed when she attended summer camp at Hidden Villa, a working farm, where she learned to care for farm animals and cultivate produce. Jodi attended Sonoma State where she received a BA in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in restoration, politics and international studies. The class she enjoyed the most, however, was agro-ecology, and she could often be found in the college's small farm weeding and planting. Today she cultivates her own organic garden at Ocean View Farms, where she has been a member since 2001. Jodi is responsible for management of the Sunday Main Street Farmers Market as well as graphic design, publicity and website design/maintenance for the Santa Monica Farmers Market department.

Tim Dodd

Job Titles:
  • Performance Management

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