Originally from Minnesota, Jada grew up in a family of cooks who inspired her to see
food as a way to connect people. From farm camps to food trucks to classrooms, she
has investigated the ways we nourish our communities and ourselves. Baking is
both a professional endeavor and a personal joy that keeps her learning every day.
Jada finds inspiration in the diversity and vitality of Maine’s food economy, not least
of all the amazing growers, millers, and bakers who make up the Maine Grain

She first volunteered with MGA as a work-study participant at the 2017 Kneading
Conference. Awed by the incredible talent and big hearts of everyone involved, she
has returned each year, and looks forward to supporting MGA as a member of the