MEET THE TEAM
Founder & Facilitator
They | Them
Rikki founded the Mobile Moon Co-op in order to foster a diverse community of learning together and co-creating a deeply-rooted culture of regeneration. Rikki has studied Environmental Humanities and Urban Ecology at Whitman College and the University of Utah. They have worked at five non-profits in the Wasatch Valley and currently work at the SLC Public Library as the Garden Coordinator and Seed Librarian. Rikki can be found hands in the dirt, face in a flower, pockets full of seeds, and teeth munching spinach any given day. They are motivated by the way elements of a healthy ecosystem intersect and support one another; by the way that cycles wax and wane and the Mobile Moon Co-op is an expression of their passions and dreams.
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Quinn started her journey into the magical world of plants at the University of Utah's Edible Campus Gardens. She became the Lead Garden Steward and worked to tend the gardens, coordinate volunteer events, and workshops, and managed produce deliveries to the Campus Food Pantry. Quinn has been involved with the MMC since its inception and has worked for multiple organizations and farms that focus on regenerative growing practices.
Quinn is drawn to the MMC because of its core focus on accessible botanical education, aid, and empowerment. She wants everyone to be able to access education about growing plants and stewarding the soil because it is a form of beautiful resistance that has given her a purpose and passion in life. She loves bringing people together to learn about how being with the soil and the life it creates can heal our collective selves and the world around us.
+ Produce Patron
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Rye is a newly rooted transplant to Utah from Ohio, and a militant organizer for protest and People's protection. Though they grew up in contempt of agrarian spaces and agriculture thanks to socialization and schooling that celebrated and elevated white supremacy and multidimensional toxicity through rural nationalistic identities, through food sovereignty movements, radicalization, and intersectionality they now find community and peace in permaculture and landscapes of all kinds.
Rye loves restorative justice, community care organizing, and rehabilitation imagination - accountability, joyful militancy, mycology, soil science, and street strategy are always their mind. Rye was drawn to the Mobile Moon Co-op for oh so many reason, but most of all in admiration and adoration of the community focus that integrates holistic and compassionate care and the empowerment of queer, femme, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in addition to organizations that are for the liberation of the land and the People.
Caro is an artist that has recently gone rogue from her career in the architecture world to follow a new and ever-evolving path of her own making. She has a background in organic farming and a deep fascination with the way native and local plants make places feel the way that they do. Caro's work is to help people return to themselves in a way that feels like coming home, through connection with the immediate environment and the present moment.
She was drawn to the MMC as a way to come back to the joyful place that farming creates, to connect with the land, and instead found an entire community of passionate humans. There is a place where education, art, the natural world, the environment, and community come together. The Mobile Moon Co-op is a rich example of that type of place and Caro is so honored to be a part of it.
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Zey Renée moved to Utah from Oregon in 2018 to create a quality life for themselves. Zey is a self-taught visual artist and aspiring film director that promotes positive change through being engaged in communities such as the local Salt Lake Capoeira group. Zey worked with the International Rescue Committee by helping 13 Utah businesses provide food security to families in need during COVID-19. Zey joined the Mobile Moon Co-op with a vision to provide educational opportunities that are accessible and free for everyone. They value diversity and inclusion and are always inspired by music, language, culture, and dance. Zey decided to take graphic design courses online after creating the fliers for event workshops!
Tia hails from New York, where exposure to different cultures as well as plenty of pollution instilled within her an interest in the environment and the humans that inhabit it. After earning her degree in Biology and Anthropology, and farming on the east coast, she moved to Utah to work on an ecological monitoring project.
Finding the field of “natural resource management” an exploitative approach to relating with the land and lacking in humanity, she endeavored to cultivate a more harmonious connection with the environment and be a better ally in disrupting the on-going impacts of colonialism. Finding the MMC’s values to be in alignment with her own goals, Tia joined with a focus on supporting community systems through events and zine contributions and distribution.
Since 16, Charlotte has studied under the Rider Waite Smith deck and has since branded to other divinatory decks and has been learning about the stars and the connection between our divine space bodies and mama earth. She has had no formal education for illustration but has learned through working freelance and through theatre companies in Vienna, Austria.
Charlotte was drawn to the MMC as a way to connect to Mother Earth and the lessons she has to teach us, as well as the contributions for land back, reparations and giving access to people who are interested in learning more about self sustainability and the herbal world we live in.
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Molly is an early childhood educator and budding herbalist living in occupied Goshute and Eastern Shoshone territory. Her work and studies are fueled by a love for surrounding ecosystems.
Molly is working to create/curate Moonbox products that will help folks strengthen their connection to their communities and ecosystems. She has had a big ol' crush on MMC since she met Rikki in 2018, and is feeling very excited to work with a group of people who similarly value education and empowerment through botanical stewardship.
Oona is an artist and fledgling herbalist + mycologist keen on the intersection of people, plants, and place.
Oona has long desired to be ensconced in an environment where all of these interconnections are recognized, valued, and modeled in waking life, and has found a home in the Mobile Moon Cooperative.
In relation to the MMC, Oona participates remotely in website stuff and design, but can be found in the dirt with the seedlings, or wherever needed when in the area. She is also in collaboration with Rikki on the Fruiting Bodies Tarot Deck, putting pen and paint to paper.
In her spare time, she enjoys growing herbs, making interactive art, and creating spaces that facilitate building and inducing curiosity.
Eliza Van Dyk
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Eliza grew up on Hopi and Diné lands in Arizona. Growing in the Southwest, she became entangled in climate justice movements while marveling at the resilience of desert ecologies. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Studies and a Gender Studies minor. Equally as important as classroom time have been her experiences learning and taking action with communities across the region who are fighting extraction, injustice, and co-creating just ways of being. Inspired by plants and people alike, Eliza joined the Mobile Moon Co-op in 2019 eager to learn more about herbalism and participate in community-based resource redistribution. She is interested in wealth/resource redistribution as a strategy for environmental justice. Her goal is to support the Mobile Moon Co-op in creatively directing resources to ecological care, community healing, and solidarity partnerships.
These team members helped the Mobile Moon Co-op get to where we are today and are either off exploring other horizons now, or support on occasion as they can and deserve acknowledgement!
Maia is an artist and educator from the Pacific Northwest, currently living in Washington. She works primarily with clay and plant-dyed textiles, but can often be found making drawings, photographs, collages, cards, pies, and songs too. At the heart of her work is an interest in the places where art and environment meet, points where creative practice responds to the ecology, geology, and seasonal rhythm of a place.
Former Tea House
+ Shop Manager
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Kendall is from Austin, Texas and joined the co-op spring of 2019. She was working on turning the bus into a functioning tea house and hoping to start doing farmers markets and more bus-related events in the near future. Kendall enjoys creating tea and cocktail menus and helped the MMC with many different events we've hosted. She's been a barista for years, and enjoys putting that energy into her work. You can usually find her serving her own tea blends & drink creations.