The team at Fit4Kids is changing and growing and it’s time to meet our new team members here at Fit4Kids! They add expertise, unique experiences, and loads of fun to our Fit4Kids team. Added bonus: enjoy looking at their photos from their past when they were young!

Sara Artiglia, Garden Programs Coordinator

Sara has worked with Fit4Kids for the past three years as Farmer Sara. She has officially joined the Fit4Kids team as our Learning Garden Coordinator. Sara has had a busy year- she has gotten married, bought a house and started a new job. Sara is also an animal lover with a Corgi, a Great Dane, a cat, and a Bearded Dragon all living in her new home! She is very excited to be working with us at Fit4Kids and to get dirty for a new year in our learning gardens.

Just for fun:
What are you watching right now on Netflix? The Great British Baking Show.
What was the best concert you ever attended? DMB (Dave Matthews Band) @ VA Beach Amphitheatre
Best meal you’ve ever eaten? Maple and Pine @ the Quirk Hotel.

Justine Blincoe, Policy Coordinator

Justine grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and moved to Richmond in 2005 to attend Virginia Commonwealth University.  She has a BA in Women’s Studies and a Masters of Social Work with a focus on Administration, Planning, and Policy Practice.  Prior to joining Fit4Kids, Justine served as a Legislative Assistant in the Virginia General Assembly, and previously taught preschool in Richmond.  Justine is an animal lover, and stays active by practicing yoga and running.  She lives on the Southside of Richmond by the river with her husband, Brendan, dog, Wendy, and cat, Pumpernickel.

Just for fun:
What was the best concert you ever attended? Cyndi Lauper
What are you passionate about? Working with kids and families to share their stories and advocate for themselves
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?  Fresh peanut butter- crunchy!
What are your guilty pleasures? Loving Shonda Rhimes shows, especially Grey’s Anatomy. I highly recommend reading her book, Year of Yes.