Christopher Grallert, President
Chris joined Green City Growers in 2015 as a Partner, Advisor, and Managing Director. He is now the company’s President. With over thirty years of professional experience in organic and sustainable agriculture, Chris is committed to supporting regenerative agricultural models that foster responsible land and soil stewardship. Outside of his role at GCG, Chris is passionately involved with his own farm and home in Millis which includes an extensive library of literature, history and science and artifacts related to all things agriculture. Chris enjoys working alongside his thirteen-year-old nephew in his organic vegetable farm and helping to revive the lost art of mechanical weed control by restoring and repurposing cultivating farm machinery. Chris has degrees from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture (Fruit & Vegetable Production) and the University of Maine (Sustainable Agriculture).
Zannah Porter, Director of Operations
Zannah Porter joined GCG in January 2018. Zannah graduated from Warren Wilson College in 2002 with a degree in Outdoor Leadership. Zannah’s passion for horticulture and agriculture was fostered by a botanist father, a rural up-bringing in southwest Virginia, and many hours spent volunteering on Warren Wilson College’s sustainable farm. This is Zannah’s tenth year working in commercial agriculture in Eastern Massachusetts. Most recently, Zannah managed production on a 22-acre diversified vegetable farm operation. Zannah has a passion for tractors, teaching, and anything to do with the outdoors including winter hiking, surfing, and cycling.
Caitie Dwyer-Huppert, Education & Programs Manager
Caitie joined GCG in March 2018. Caitie graduated from Clark University with a bachelors in Biology and a masters in Education. She loves the intersection of nature, farming, and teaching. After teaching science for 15 years in Worcester and Boston public schools, she earned a masters of Science in Ecological Design from the Conway School. She is happy to be developing GCG education programs, supporting farmers in teaching, and getting kid’s hands in the dirt. Some of her other loves are hiking and playing around outside with family and dogs, picking and eating berries at the same time, and playing guitar.
Molly Coen, Administrative Manager
Molly joined GCG in May, 2021. She graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelors in Journalism. She has extensive experience in administration, marketing, sales and customer service and has worked in the publishing, consulting and medical industries. She enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking and anything outdoors or on water, including standup paddle boarding.
Anna Mutch, Business Development Associate
Anna joined GCG in May 2021. Anna graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management with a bachelors in Marketing. During her time in college, she worked as a seasonal gardener which inspired her to minor in horticulture. Her horticulture passion has led her to various experiences, most recently with Minnesota’s prominent garden center, Bachman’s. There she had positions in both the marketing and garden maintenance departments. Anna loves biking, live music, sustainable practices and eating local veggies.
Sarah Gayer, Horticultural Manager
Sarah joined GCG in January 2019 as a horticulture intern and she is now the horticulture manager. Sarah graduated from Northeastern University in 2019 with a degree in Environmental Science which fostered her interest in plants and hyper-local produce. She enjoys walks in nature, pottery, thrifting, and learning new things.
Jessie Banhazl, Founder
Jessie is the Founder of Green City Growers and is currently supporting the company in an advisory capacity. After graduating college, she moved to New York City to begin a career in reality television production. Disillusioned with the entertainment industry, she moved back to Boston to run GCG, re-awakening her passion for food, farming, and sustainability. She is passionate about cooking with fresh, locally grown ingredients.