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Meet our 2023 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

 Email to get involved!

Vendor Team

Kimberly Lipps 

Holley Rubenstein

James Nimmer

Auction & Gift Card Pull Team

Amy Blume* 

Jennifer Brosius Penick

Pamela Broad

Melinda Miller

Jennifer Cashin

Nicole Scholl

Riham Ghamil


Erin Noel

Design and Experience Team

Melissa Volz-Smith

Emily Ehrgott*

Connie Peregrin

First Taste VIP Party Team

Glenda Strohmier

Leslie Teskey*

Logistics Team

Ann Bernard*

Sam Harris*

Glenda Strohmier

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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