Andrea was so excited to be invited to join the Board of Directors at the start of 2020. Andrea has been a vendor at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market since 2015 with her artisan bath and body care business MW Soapworks and is looking forward to giving back to the market community in this new volunteer role. Having grown up in Whatcom County, Andrea has a deep appreciation for the farming communities and natural landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. She attended Western Washington University and Huxley College of the Environment where she graduated with degrees in Environmental Education and Spanish. Andrea loves traveling and visited many countries before settling back in Whatcom County. She currently resides in Bellingham with her orange kitty Gial. Gial loves his toy mice more than anything and spends much of his time gazing at birds and pawing for pets.