People: Kitchen Sanctuary


Branda Miller is the Arts & Education Coordinator at the Sanctuary.

She is dedicated to using art for achieving a more just and sustainable world.


Alycia Bacon first came to The Sanctuary in 2011 after finding a a brochure at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady.

Orginigally from Scottsdale, Arizona,  Alycia is now a resident of Troy and spends her days either working various jobs, …


Over his years volunteering at the Sanctuary, Jonathan has gradually directed his energies more and more into cooking; whether for pot lucks, visiting bands, or for folks working here during the week.  Besides the good vibes, hospitality, etc. he seems …


Erica Krupp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mary Baldwin brings humor to KitchenSanctuary! Mary has been a Nurse for many years.  Making people healthy through food is at the core of what she does.  She feels it is the best part of being a …


Jonah Vitale-Wolff is a member of the Soul Fire Farm and was a coordinator of “Food Justice Thursdays” during Uptown Summer ’13. He helped the community through a journey of concious, healthful, and inspirational eating throughout the …


Abe Hmiel is currently a Ph.D. student at The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Albany, creating simulations of chemical processes at nanoscale size scales. He enjoys playing music (with nine self-produced studio albums …


Janice Pride-Boone, MD is a pediatrician practicing for more than 25 years. She is a Harvard Graduate, who is also trained as a Marriage & Family Therapist, with a special interest in Pediatric Obesity. …


Felisha Chandler is the Nutrition Program Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County. She has educated clients on topics such as My Plate, Making the Most of Your Food Dollars, Using Food Labels, Food Safety, and …


Sharon Lastique is a certified Holistic Health Coach. She helped out with the “Food Science and Safety Tuesdays” during Uptown Summer ’13. She was one of the coordinators that helped the community learn about shopping, preparing, and …


Nancy Weber is a gleaner, artist and the Volunteer Coordinator at the Sanctuary for Independent Media.  She creates sculpture and installations from found natural elements that many would consider worthless or at best, simply …


Ellie Markovitch captures reflections on the roles of food in our lives, the impact of food on community, and explores people’s relationships with cooking and eating. Born in Brazil, Ellie is now living in Troy with her husband and …


Ellie Markovitch captures reflections on the roles of food in our lives, the impact of food on community, and explore people’s relationships with cooking and eating. She carries a camera and recipes with her at all times—the tools she uses …

Upcoming Events
Jul. 16
Spirit of the Suffragettes with Girl Blue and Martha Redbone
Jul. 23
Spirit of the Suffragettes with Climbing PoeTree and OKAN
Jul. 30
Spirit of the Suffragettes with Amy Rigby and Crys Matthews

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