Sarah and Isa have been close friends for over ten years. Sarah comes from an environmental and social sustainability background and Isa brings his experience as a vendor and business owner to the table.  While participating in East Coast craft and trade shows, Isa saw a wealth of socially and environmentally conscious businesses.  Sarah recognized a need for a platform to connect them to customers who share their values.  The two decided to join forces to make Lightfoot Market a reality.


Sarah Sproviero

Co-Creator & Sustainability

As a sustainability entrepreneur, Sarah is passionate about ecology, education and green economics.  Based in Brooklyn, she is working towards her Masters in Sustainability Management at Columbia University's Earth Institute.  Sarah has a background in environmental studies, science and fine arts from Skidmore College. 

If Sarah were an animal, she would be a: cuttlefish


Isa Wang

Co-Creator & Production

Isa is a co-owner of The Bower Studio: a design studio, herbal apothecary, and local gift store.  He has exhibited his sustainable, handmade products at over 60 markets and trade shows.  Isa has a BFA in Fine Arts from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University.

If Isa were an animal, he would be a: stoat




Kristin Hanczor

Community Outreach & Sustainability

Kristin is passionate about all things sustainability, and has experience creating and promoting environmentally conscious initiatives within corporations and nonprofits. She is currently pursuing an MBA in Sustainability from Bard and holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Government from Bowdoin College.

If Kristin were an animal, she would be a: polar bear


Margaret Baughman

Branding & Marketing  

Margaret is a brand strategist based in Brooklyn and has a background in psychology from Duke University. She is inspired by purpose-driven organizations and is interested in the intersection of design, business, and sustainability.

If Margaret were an animal, she would be a: fennec fox


Julia Mellon

Public Relations and Marketing

An integrated marketing strategist by trade, Julia helps brands engage, empower and inspire consumers. Julia believes that now, more than ever, Americans can vote with their wallets and is passionate about making environmental and social sustainability accessible to all. Julia has a B.A. in Political Science and Drama from Washington University in St. Louis.

If Julia were an animal, she would be a: spider monkey


Laurie Rudzinski

Research Analyst

Laurie’s background includes architecture, economics, Arabic and global affairs from PSU and NYU. After receiving a Master’s in energy policy from Columbia she plans to pursue a PhD with the Energy and Resources Group, Berkeley. She volunteers with the not-for-profit, Student Energy and has recently joined Brooklyn’s Fashion and Design Accelerator as a studying member with the goal of furthering her knowledge of sustainable supply chains.

If Laurie were an animal, she would be a: monkey