Title: Outreach Assistant

Toyo is a Western Washington University graduate with a BA in Marketing, and minors in Spanish and Viola Performance. Her work background includes experience with companies in the seafood and healthy snack industries. She feels fortunate to have grown up with parents who understood the importance of healthy food; and as an avid cook, she appreciates knowing where her ingredients come from.

Outside of work Toyo enjoys snuggling with her German Shepard-Akita mix, Bear. She also loves cooking with her boyfriend, working on remodeling projects in their home, being active and spending time with friends.

Articles by this contributor:


October 17, 2017

Your Body is Boodaful: Non-GMO Skincare by Booda Organics

Booda Organics’ facility is vibrant, yet tranquil, and manages to feel sunny and warm even though it’s located in rainy Bellingham, Washington. As we were shown around by co-founder, Sheana Pickard, we were struck by how different their space is from any production facility we’ve seen before. The walls are cream and teal with pops… » Read more


August 17, 2017

GMOs in Canada: What You Should Know

Polls spanning the last twenty years have consistently shown that the majority of Canadian consumers want meaningful GMO labeling on the products they purchase for themselves and their families. The most recent poll shows that 78% of Canadian consumers want GMO foods labeled. Despite this, on May 17, 2017 Canadian Members of Parliament voted down… » Read more


May 24, 2017

Who in the World is Nikolai Vavilov?

Wandering around our local farmers’ market in Bellingham, WA last weekend, I stumbled on a food vendor called “Café Vavilov.” Their stand was small and their menu was inconspicuously written in black marker on a scroll of brown butcher paper, but the vibrant hues and varied textures displayed in their dishes instantly drew my attention…. » Read more