We’re thrilled to welcome two new members to the Seacoast Eat Local board! We’re excited for the experience, networks, and great ideas they bring to the work of connecting more people with more locally grown food!
Theresa Walker and her family live in Durham and raise Romney and Merino sheep for fiber and breed stock. Theresa has worked with communities in Seacoast New Hampshire for 30 years on a wide variety of land use planning and natural resource protection projects. Theresa is chair of the Town of Durham’s Agricultural Commission and is vested in strengthening the bond between farms, farmers, and their communities. Follow her farm on Instagram @greatbaywoolworks
Chris Duffy currently works as a business advisor at the Regional Economic Development Center assisting businesses with financial management, loan structure and application development, and strategies for growth. Previously Chris worked as a business advisor for the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center, assisting a variety of small business clients with basic business planning skills, business plan development, financing and marketing plan development. In 1995, Chris conceived and co-founded GreatBay Aquaculture – the first commercial marine fish hatchery for summer flounder, Atlantic cod and cobia in the US. Chris graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Zoology in 1980. He held various positions in the wild harvest fishery, including commercial fishing, fish processing, distribution and sales. He received his MBA from the UNH Whittemore School in 1988. When not working Chris is a dedicated backyard farmer, growing vegetables, chickens, turkeys and pigs. He needs more land!