Nolan started at CooperRiis as a farm intern and soon transitioned to become the garden crew leader. His current position is Community Work and Service Coordinator (CWS). Before working at CooperRiis, Nolan worked many different jobs, including managing a family restaurant in Chimney Rock, NC, leading backpacking trips for teenagers on the autism spectrum, and volunteering for Montana Conservation Corps, part Americorps.
I was initially drawn to CooperRiis because of our family farm. Helping people connect to the natural world growing your food has always been deeply important to me; I see it as one of the most direct paths to forming connections and good health. During my time working at CooperRiis, I’ve also begun to recognize the power of meaningful, productive work in building a fulfilling life and making connections within our community.
Nolan earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations from Brown University, RI.
When not at work, he loves to cook, bake bread, grow food, and hike with his wife and daughter.