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Meet our 2024 Team

Our dedicated volunteers bring Taste of Carmel to life!
Image by Mgg Vitchakorn

Executive Director/Event Chair: Jennifer Penix
CEF Program Coordinator/Assistant Chair: Stacey Hetrick
CEF Office Coordinator: Jenny Redmon

Event Management

Detail and Design

Kari Strolberg

Syanda Feist


Food and Beverage 

James Nimmer


Amy Blume* 

Jennifer Brosius Penick

Pamela Broad

Jennifer Cashin

Nicole Scholl

Riham Gamil

Melissa Mitchell

Pooja Garg


Erin Noel

Design and Experience Team

Melissa Volz-Smith

Holley Rubenstein

Emily Ehrgott*

Logistics Team

Missy King*

Sam Harris*

Design and Media

Krista Joy Creative

* CEF Board Member

Volunteers are still needed for final planning and assistance during the event (taking tickets, selling raffle tickets, auction distribution, etc.). We have complimentary tickets for all volunteers! And you will not work the full event. 


If interested, email

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