Fair Farms Campaign Staff

Betsy Nicholas

img_5235-1About Betsy: Betsy Nicholas is the Founder of Fair Farms and Executive Director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake. After earning her law degree from Tulane, Betsy was an attorney in the U.S. Justice Department. She has since been involved in the non-profit sector, working on environmental and agriculture issues.

Why Fair Farms? “Returning to our agricultural roots is an important component to my work because diversity in farm practices is a cornerstone to sustainability and the only path forward for a clean Chesapeake Bay.”


Dan Furmansky

265a335About Dan: Strategy consultant Dan Furmansky has spent months recruiting farmers and partners who are already working in a sustainable model. Dan has worked as a communications consultant and political advisor for numerous non-profits.

Why Fair Farms? “There is nothing more fundamental to our existence than the sustenance of our bodies–our human rights begin with having access to food that can nurture us without harming the planet.”

Katlyn Clark

About Katlyn: Staff Attorney Katlyn Clark has over five years of experience in communications and legislative work.  In 2015, she graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law with a Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law. Katlyn received her B.A. in Political Science magna cum laude from Messiah College.

Why Fair Farms? “My work has focused on food safety and labeling laws, along with water pollution issues. For many years, I’ve been a passionate advocate for bettering Maryland’s food system.”

Shelby Kalm

About Shelby: Outreach Coordinator Shelby Kalm is a graduate of St. Mary’s College where she received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude in Public Policy, and Art and Art History. Post-grad she then worked as the Sustainability Coordinator at her alma mater. During that time she worked closely with the Campus Community Farm which supplies the campus dinning hall and local food banks.
Why Fair Farms? “I was lucky enough to grow up with a family garden which helped to develop my interest in food systems, environmental justice, and community building.”


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