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.
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
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
Community Outreach & Sustainability
Kristin is interested in all things sustainability, and has experience creating and promoting environmentally conscious initiatives within nonprofits and corporations. She has a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Government, with a minor in Teaching, from Bowdoin College. She recently completed a master’s certificate program in Sport Sustainability Leadership through Seattle University.
If Kristin were an animal, she would be a: polar bear
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
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
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
Jessica is a social entrepreneur and arts management professional. She is passionate about sustainable business and is currently finishing her Master of Sciences in Organization and Innovation of Culture and the Arts at the University of Bologna’s Department of Economics.
If Jessica were an animal, she would be a: black cat