Board & Staff

The Sugar House Farmers Market is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization organized and run by an Executive Director, Market Manager, Interns, and Volunteers. The market’s mission is “To create a family-friendly and educational local market, by providing fresh produce, delicious food and unique Utah products.  We strive to support the Sugar House community and come together through food and fun."  

The SHFM Board of Directors is responsible for the overall success of the organization by acting in accordance with our mission and values, and by supporting our staff, vendors, and community.

Interested in joining the Sugar House Farmers Market Board of Directors? 

Fill out the application here: Board Application

Applications are due by February 16. Our success lies in our diversity: we encourage all community members with different backgrounds, experiences, and passions to apply. Applicants are encouraged to submit a resume to


SHFM Staff 


The Sugar House Famer's Market is directed and managed by year-round staff. They are full-time staff who are devoted to the market and assisted by seaonal volunteers, interns and board memebers. 






Natalie McHale 

Market Manager 

Studying environmental education in college, Natalie quickly grew to realize the importance and benefits of eating local. Shortly after moving to Utah from her home state of Michigan, Natalie learned about the opportunity to work with the Sugar House Farmers Market. She immediately jumped at the chance to share her passion with the community she had quickly grown to love. Natalie started with the Sugar House Farmers Market in 2015 as the Assistant Market Manager and Kids Activity Coordinator. In 2016 she took the role of Market Manager, working closely with the board of directors to help implement the exciting changes in hopes for the market to better serve the community. She received a BS in Zoology from Michigan State University in 2014 and is currently working towards a MA in Biology through Miami University’s Global Field Program, focusing on inquiry, environmental education, and sustainability. Natalie also works as the Education Assistant at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, as well as teaching yoga and pilates. Outside of work and school, Natalie enjoys taking her dog on hikes, trail running, yoga, traveling, cooking and trying the many new experiences that Utah has to offer!


Board Members




Amy Buchanan 

Board Chair 

As a community builder at heart, and an advocate of supporting local, Amy feels right at home at the Sugar House Farmers Market.  She loves working with different outreach groups volunteering her time supporting a variety of organizations, which include music, dance, food and film. She can also play a mean piano.



Ramiro “Mélo” Flores

Upon creating Compás Productions in 2003, Melo has held positions and co-created, film, video, and assisted live broadcast television and still photo projects, as a location scout, manager and field producer. As a producer he has been involved with a wide spectrum of media outlets in the greater Salt Lake area for over twenty years. Melo has truly enjoyed roles as a documentarian versed for both English and Spanish productions. His field producer background includes projects as a field producer and co-producer with Ghost Rider Pictures located in New Orleans, LA, CNN and Fox Business Report, ENG field work for American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, for the FOX network.

Presently, Melo resides in the Sugar House area. He is at home in the outdoors and enjoys road trip travels!



Amy Steinbrech 

Public Relations 

Amy volunteers as a board member for the Sugar House Farmer’s Market where she lends her talents and experience in the public relations arena to help out with brand recognition and media relations.  Amy feels at home in the outdoors where she enjoys hiking, skiing or simply taking a stroll through the beautiful parks in Sugar House. 

Aleshia DiBella

Vendor Relations 

Moving to Utah has been one of the best decisions of Aleshia's life. She grew up in North Carolina and attended Appalachian State University, graduating with a Psychology degree. She loved exploring the mountains of Boone, NC, but soon realized she was ready for bigger and better mountians. Aleshia packed her two door car and drove across the country to work as a wilderness therapy guide in Utah. At that job, she was able to share her passions for the outdoors and learned to make leather goods, where she now has her own small business called The Humble Canyon. Aleshia calls Utah her home and loves supporting local markets and businesses. During her free time, she likes to explore the city, camp, hike, snowboard and go on adventures. Adventure awaits.