Our Team

We are a small, mission-driven team of four with several amazing partners helping us grow and meet our goals. We all bring open minds, community-centered thinking and passion to our work. While we started as a team building Giving Garden, we have expanded our mission to include several projects to help create a more sustainable and equitable food system in the Yolo and Sacramento region.

Deema Tamimi

Deema brings her background in user growth, product development and marketing at companies like YouTube, Xbox, and Flipboard. She is thrilled to apply her expertise to two areas that she is deeply passionate about: food and community.

Josh Livni

Josh brings sought after expertise in geo location technologies, public, private and big data expertise. He majored in Environmental Studies with a focus on Agroecology at UCSC, bringing to the team a strong understanding of food systems.

Scott Kirkland

Scott brings senior mobile development skills as well as a drive to continually hone his craft, learning React in order to launch our Giving Garden app on both iOS and Android simultaneously.

John Knoll

John brings senior web development and ops skills to the team and is responsible for building our web products and helping us scale efficiently over time.

We're based in the awesome city of Davis in a special eco housing and community focused neighborhood called Village Homes. We're just minutes from Sacramento and a hop, skip and jump (aka 1.5 hr drive or train trip) from the foggy, but also lovely city of San Francisco.

Grown with love in Davis, CA.