Patrick Fabian, Board President
Law Offices of Patrick Fabian
Patrick grew up in Pasadena, California in a house with a big yard, lots of fruit trees (citrus, avocado, and stone fruit), chickens, pigeons, and an annual large vegetable garden. He graduated from Pomona College with a degree in history, served in the Peace Corps (Turkey), then as a Lieutenant in the US Army (Seoul, Korea). Patrick attended law school at Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley. Patrick has practiced law in San Francisco for 40 plus years and is now semi-retired and living in Petaluma. He has served as a member of the Board of Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association (PCFMA) since 2001. Patrick is deeply committed to ensuring that California farmers have direct outlets for their products and that all Californians have access to those products. It’s good for the farmers and it’s good for the consumers.
Bobbie Peyton, Vice President
Making Waves Foundation
Bobbie currently works with the Making Waves Foundation, whose focus is providing educational programs and opportunities to historically under-served Bay Area communities so that more students can gain acceptance to and graduate from college. Bobbie’s past experience includes a wide range of environmental public relations activities and public awareness campaigns, including the promotion of greener transportation options, solar module innovation, and clean energy policy. In 2006, she was the recipient of the Tisch Active Citizen Summer Fellows, where she worked with the City of Somerville in Massachusetts to address community concerns for the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists. From 2009-13, she oversaw projects that focused on equity in the food system and work with new immigrant farmers and communities. From 2013-2016, she worked for the Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment, a grassroots organization advocating for healthy communities in California’s Central Valley. Bobbie earned her M.A. from Tufts University in Urban & Environmental Policy and Planning, where she developed a deeper understanding of environmental justice issues that she brings to her current work.
Mike Billigmeier, Secretary
Mike is a third generation farmer from Linden, CA. He currently farms cherries, walnuts, pears, peaches, and apples. He is the Co-Founder of PCFMA and has served on its Board of Directors for over 25 years. He worked for the Department of Food and Agriculture in the Direct Marketing Department, helping to establish and operate Certified Farmers Markets throughout California. He was appointed by the Governor and served on the California Certified Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee, helping make policy decisions regarding Certified Farmers Markets. Mike has been a Board member of Fresh Approach since its inception.
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Kimberly is the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing, where she provides consultation and planning of strategic programs, media relations, communications, stakeholder engagement, and brand management to support key business initiatives. She is most passionate about nurturing collaborative environments where creative teams can thrive as well as maximizing brand awareness and engagement among internal and external audiences. Prior to joining the Leadership Group, Kimberly spent 13 years as a public relations executive at Kaiser Permanente, where she led public affairs teams accountable for government relations, community relations, grant-making, corporate communications and media relations. She is married and acts as the pet parent to a quirky, funny little dog named Daisy and a slow but steady tortoise named Britches. Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Political Science and Communications from California State University, Bakersfield. The Central Valley will always be the home of her heart while Dublin is currently the home of her dreams.
Bio coming soon…
Shelly runs a small family farm, Shelly’s Farm, which raises hens on pasture for eggs, with a focus on animal welfare. She has been involved with the PCFMA and FA boards for over 8 years, giving a voice to small family farms. Shelly is proud to be part of both organizations, which provide the best outlet for her products.
Allen J. Moy
Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association
Allen is Executive Director of the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association (PCFMA), a nonprofit organization that serves over 250 California farmers by operating and promoting nearly 60 certified farmers’ markets in the San Francisco Bay Area. Allen joined PCFMA in 2003, bringing over 15 years of experience in nonprofit organizations. Allen is a native of San Antonio, Texas. He holds a Master’s in Urban Administration and a Bachelor’s in Communications and Political Science, both from Trinity University in San Antonio. Allen also has a Certificate in Human Resource Manager from California State University, Hayward (now Cal State East Bay). Allen lives in Concord, where his passion for local food has inspired him to plant fruit trees and a vegetable garden that consistently feed the neighborhood squirrels.