Our Staff

DARIA LAND
Executive Director

Daria Land is the Executive Director for the Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market. Prior to her appointment, she was a Talent-based telecommuter who managed tailored marketing strategies in the developer/software space to 13+ million developers across the globe. Daria has 10+ years in development, leadership and the non-profit sector addressing community needs in the Rogue Valley, by championing community awareness and involvement.

In addition to her role as Executive Director, Daria currently serves on City Council for the City of Talent, as well as serving on the board of directors for the Talent Urban Renewal Agency and Talent Chamber.

She is a lover of colors, local events, sustainable living, the outdoors and enjoys scuba diving, hiking, river rafting and traveling with her beau and her son. She loves her dog, appreciates eating clean, mainly organic and buying and supporting local. She loves taking in a full-bodied glass of wine, is dedicated to the “maker movement”, natural health solutions, economic development, green energy, the arts and technology.

Raised in Washington, a University of Washington Husky and a true Gonzaga University basketball team fan, Daria is grateful for the opportunity to live and thrive in the Pacific Northwest.

Johanna Talley
Market Site Manager

Johanna Talley moved to Talent in November. After living three years on Maui, she and her husband, Udi, three goats, and Wyley, their 12-year-old dog, all moved from Hawaii to southern Oregon to put down roots, both literally and figuratively.
 
Born and raised in the California hills between Sonoma and Napa counties, Johanna moved to Portland, Oregon and lived there for two years. From Portland she lived in Mexico; in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas; once again in Portland for six years and several years in northern Arizona.
 
With her love for animals, her desire to be a small farmer, and her longing for community, and despite the appeal of living on Maui, southern Oregon kept calling to her. In July 2018, she and Udi spent time exploring the area. They decided on a place to live, went back to Maui to pack, and prepared the goats and Wyley to fly across the Pacific. Arriving together at the Los Angeles airport, they all headed north to Talent.
 
Since arriving in November, Johanna has settled in, entered the University of Oregon Master Gardener program. Most recently she accepted the position of Market Manager with the Rogue Growers & Crafters Market. In addition to taking on responsibilities at the RV markets, her plans include developing a small farm-to-table enterprise, becoming more involved in the local community, and simply enjoying the beauty of our area. “I feel like I’ve come home,” Talley said. “This is where I plan to stay and grow.”

 

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