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SISHA ORTÚZAR

Farm Co-Founder

Sisha Ortúzar is the Chef/Partner at Riverpark, a Partner at 'wichcraft and a Co-Founder of the Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center. As the chef at Riverpark, Sisha combines his inventive and skillful treatment of high-quality market ingredients with New York City's international influences. Sisha has been a chef in New York City since 1996. In 1997, he began working with Tom Colicchio at the acclaimed Gramercy Tavern, and when Tom founded Craft, Sisha joined his team and played a critical role in the growth of the Craft Restaurant Group. In 2003, Sisha created the 'wichcraft concept and has since served as chef and creative director. He also co-authored the cookbook 'Craft a Sandwich into a Meal – And a Meal into a Sandwich.

JEFFREY ZUROFSKY

Farm Co-Founder

Jeffrey Zurofsky is a Partner at 'wichcraft and a Co-Founder of the Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center. Jeffrey oversees finance and business development for fifteen 'wichcraft locations and Riverpark restaurant. Armed with a love of cooking, Jeffrey Zurofsky worked through college in the kitchens of Chapel Hill, NC. Upon graduation, Jeffrey began working in Manhattan's most prestigious kitchens including Lespinasse and Union Square Cafe. Jeffrey became Director of Operations & CFO for Payard Patisserie & Bistro in 2001, and Jeffrey joined chefs Tom Colicchio and Sisha Ortuzar in 2003 on a new sandwich concept, 'wichcraft. Jeffrey is an active member of GrowNYC, with a deep interest in urban farming.

SCARLET SHORE

Farm Co-Founder

Scarlet Shore is Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Strategy at Alexandria and a Co-Founder of the Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center. Since joining the Company, Scarlet has worked directly with Alexandria's Chief Executive Officer on a variety of strategic projects including leading marketing, branding, and communications efforts for the Company; overseeing the design and development of numerous amenity spaces including the restaurant, conference center/events space, and urban farm at the Alexandria Center for Life Science in New York City; and working on variety of strategic initiatives throughout the portfolio including Greater Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Seattle, Research Triangle Park, and Suburban Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Alexandria, Scarlet worked at JPMorgan, MSNBC, and the Office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Scarlet graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

ZACH PICKENS

Farmer

Zachary Pickens is an urban gardener, farmer, seed saver, Master Composter, and a full-time urban farmer at the Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center. Zach has worked on an urban farm and managed youth-run farmers' markets throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. He helping PS20 in Brooklyn design and implement a curriculum for a greenhouse education program and the eventual construction of a rooftop farm. Zach is a certified Master Composter and has also started Rooftop Ready Seeds, focusing on the development of a stock of vegetable seeds that are tailored to the unique climate of the city of New York.

FARM ADVISORS

Michael Grady Robertson, Advisor
Sawkill Farm

Marcel Van Ooyen, Advisor
GrowNYC

Fred Wilklow, Supplier
Wilklow Orchards
Sisha Ortúzar is the Chef/Partner at Riverpark, a Partner at 'wichcraft and a Co-Founder of the Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center. As the chef at Riverpark, Sisha combines his inventive and skillful treatment of high-quality market ingredients with New York City's international influences. Sisha has been a chef in New York City since 1996. In 1997, he began working with Tom Colicchio at the acclaimed Gramercy Tavern, and when Tom founded Craft, Sisha joined his team and played a critical role in the growth of the Craft Restaurant Group. In 2003, Sisha created the 'wichcraft concept and has since served as chef and creative director. He also co-authored the cookbook 'Craft a Sandwich into a Meal – And a Meal into a Sandwich.