Our team is built up of individuals with variant backgrounds in the food industry. We’re a strong bunch, made even stronger through collaborations with our community.
Emma has engaged with many aspects of the food system, from farming to cooking in Baltimore restaurants. She is passionate about the connections in the system and is excited to be exploring Baltimore’s communities as part of Wild Thyme! Outside of work, she is growing a garden and raising chickens at her house in North East Baltimore City.
Joji’s first food service job was slinging pizza in college and since then she’s worked in various small cafes doing everything from making lattes to food prep. She’s been a Baltimore City resident since 2011, but she’s never shed her California roots (She’s a East Bay girl for life!). When not working she enjoys wandering around local parks and trails with friends, knitting, tending to her growing collection of indoor plants, and hanging out with her roommates cat.
Kiah, has been working in different angles of the food industry from farming to farm to table education for youth, teaching cooking classes, directing a farm to table summer camp, running an urban garden and farmer’s markets, hosting, waiting, cooking, managing a food truck, and now… Wilde Thyme. In her free time she likes to giggle with friends, play outside, grow things, and make stuff. To break that down one more layer: she likes to recycle jokes with friends until they are old and tiered and people are barely laughing, mostly hike to watering holes, grow things you can eat or ideas you can feed on, and make things that sparkle or make you think about food or warmth, with pens and sometimes rubber stamps and string too.
Maya is an eccentric gentlewoman who enjoys long walks and conversations exploring the intersection of food, culture, education and the transformative power it offers both personally and for communities. In her free time she enjoys making fermented things (especially beer), hiking and camping, volunteering at her local community garden and elementary school, and planing elaborate home dinners. She is a worldly witch, who would love to have you over for dinner and pick your brain in the politest manner.