“My first encounter with a baguette, torn still warm from its paper sheathing, shattered and sighed on contact. The sound stopped me in my tracks, the way a crackling branch gives deer pause; that’s what good crust does. Once I began to chew, the flavor unfolded, deep with yeast and salt, the warm humidity of the tender crumb almost breathing against my lips.” ― Sasha Martin, Life from Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness

Board Members

  Marc M. Jalbert–Founding Board Member, Director   For the past twenty years, Marc Jalbert has been artisan bread baker and owner of the Gettysburg Baking Co. in Adams County, PA. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Southern Maine. As a member of the Bread Baker’s Guild of America, he has conducted numerous baking classes through the Adams County Arts Council. His keen interest and use of design has guided him in a number of projects associated with the Gettysburg Baking Company. Over the years, the Adams County business community has recognized and awarded him for a number of these projects.  “My vision is to create a place that builds on my experience as a community bread baker and small business owner, while promoting the greater good for the Adams County community.”

Marc M. Jalbert–Founding Board Member, Director

For the past twenty years, Marc Jalbert has been artisan bread baker and owner of the Gettysburg Baking Co. in Adams County, PA. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Southern Maine. As a member of the Bread Baker’s Guild of America, he has conducted numerous baking classes through the Adams County Arts Council. His keen interest and use of design has guided him in a number of projects associated with the Gettysburg Baking Company. Over the years, the Adams County business community has recognized and awarded him for a number of these projects.

“My vision is to create a place that builds on my experience as a community bread baker and small business owner, while promoting the greater good for the Adams County community.”

  David Ricchetti–Board Member   David Ricchetti is the owner of Ricchetti Builders, a custom design-build contractor working in the greater Washington region.  David has devoted his career to creating thoughtfully designed, and carefully crafted homes, additions, restorations, and commercial buildings and interiors for over thirty years.  David has been driven by a lifelong passion for building and design. While attending architecture school he worked as a journeyman carpenter; combining crafts and fine arts.  After graduating with a BS in architecture in 1982 David established Ricchetti Builders.  David served as a member of his community architectural review board helping to develop design guidelines and establish a National-Register historic district.  He has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and organized Habitat projects as a committee member of his Building Industry Association.  I'm happy to participate in Bakewell Farm's mission to bring to our community a place to share an appreciation for the craft of artisan bread making. Having devoted my career to crafting well designed spaces, I look forward to helping Bakewell Farm become a place that will enrich and delight.

David Ricchetti–Board Member

David Ricchetti is the owner of Ricchetti Builders, a custom design-build contractor working in the greater Washington region.  David has devoted his career to creating thoughtfully designed, and carefully crafted homes, additions, restorations, and commercial buildings and interiors for over thirty years.

David has been driven by a lifelong passion for building and design. While attending architecture school he worked as a journeyman carpenter; combining crafts and fine arts.  After graduating with a BS in architecture in 1982 David established Ricchetti Builders.

David served as a member of his community architectural review board helping to develop design guidelines and establish a National-Register historic district.  He has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and organized Habitat projects as a committee member of his Building Industry Association.

I'm happy to participate in Bakewell Farm's mission to bring to our community a place to share an appreciation for the craft of artisan bread making. Having devoted my career to crafting well designed spaces, I look forward to helping Bakewell Farm become a place that will enrich and delight.

  Charles Stangor–Board Member   Dr. Charles (Chuck) Stangor, PhD, is a social psychologist teaching in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland.  He has also taught in the Psychology Department at Gettysburg College. Dr. Stangor and his wife Leslie Meier have lived in Adams County since 1994.  Dr. Stangor is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society and past President and Executive Officer of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. Dr. Stangor has written over 70 research articles and five textbooks. You can see his Psychology and Social Psychology textbooks at flatworld.com  Dr. Stangor’s commitment to Bakewell Farm stems from his love of good food and a desire to help bring nutrition and healthy living to a broad cross-section of people in Adams County. Teaching and learning is my passion and the goal of Bakewell Farm.

Charles Stangor–Board Member

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Stangor, PhD, is a social psychologist teaching in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland.  He has also taught in the Psychology Department at Gettysburg College. Dr. Stangor and his wife Leslie Meier have lived in Adams County since 1994.

Dr. Stangor is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society and past President and Executive Officer of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. Dr. Stangor has written over 70 research articles and five textbooks. You can see his Psychology and Social Psychology textbooks at flatworld.com

Dr. Stangor’s commitment to Bakewell Farm stems from his love of good food and a desire to help bring nutrition and healthy living to a broad cross-section of people in Adams County. Teaching and learning is my passion and the goal of Bakewell Farm.

  Becky Nas–Board Member   Born and raised in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Adams County–Becky has been working directly with her father and mentor for the past eight years on their multigenerational family farm.  The farm is responsible for growing corn, soybeans, small grains (wheat, rye), hay, raises turkeys as a contracted grower, and manages a small herd of beef cattle.  Becky is an active member of Gettysburg Young Farmers whose defining motto is, “Any Farmer Willing to Learn.” She is developing her professional farming network, and is currently serving her second term as secretary for the Pennsylvania Young Farmers Association, and her first year as the Dairy Beef Leader for the Adams County 4-H Dairy/Dairy Beef Club.  For Becky, continuing to learn, grow and find new opportunities for the family farm is met with the challenges of hard work, incredible rewards of practicing stewardship through agriculture as a livelihood along with her husband, Craig and their two children.  "I am humbled by the invitation to join Bakewell Farm and I look forward to serving alongside my fellow board members to contribute to the success of the organization."

Becky Nas–Board Member

Born and raised in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Adams County–Becky has been working directly with her father and mentor for the past eight years on their multigenerational family farm.  The farm is responsible for growing corn, soybeans, small grains (wheat, rye), hay, raises turkeys as a contracted grower, and manages a small herd of beef cattle.

Becky is an active member of Gettysburg Young Farmers whose defining motto is, “Any Farmer Willing to Learn.” She is developing her professional farming network, and is currently serving her second term as secretary for the Pennsylvania Young Farmers Association, and her first year as the Dairy Beef Leader for the Adams County 4-H Dairy/Dairy Beef Club.

For Becky, continuing to learn, grow and find new opportunities for the family farm is met with the challenges of hard work, incredible rewards of practicing stewardship through agriculture as a livelihood along with her husband, Craig and their two children.

"I am humbled by the invitation to join Bakewell Farm and I look forward to serving alongside my fellow board members to contribute to the success of the organization."

  Carol Ann Cook-Board Member   Recently retired I have had many different roles in my career life. First, legal secretary in Washington, DC, mother raising 4 children, vocational school administrator, marketing and advertising sales executive for cable TV and lastly, senior associate, editing documents for KPMG. After retirement, I became certified as a doula, which is a birthing coach for women during pregnancy and childbirth.    One of my favorite childhood memories is waking on Sunday morning to the smell of freshly baked rolls. My parents attended 6am Mass on Sundays and always stopped at the local bakery on their way home with a bag of warm, newly baked rolls. The warmth and wonderful rolls combined with the cooking my father did every Sunday morning represented love and family to me. The cooking smells in the house gave me a feeling of love and security all the years I was growing up. More than 15 people would come every Sunday for a large family meal; growing up in an Italian family meant that preparing food was a gesture of love. Of course, the baked bread was always my favorite part.  Moving to Gettysburg and tasting the wonderful breads that Marc made brought back these memories so vividly to me; I had not tasted bread this wonderful since my childhood.   As an active member of my new church stewardship programs, being part of Bakewell Farm is the link to bringing the whole community together. Through the various outreach programs, Bakewell Farm can help those less fortunate feel like they are part of the giving community by helping them to experience the fine artisan breads that they may otherwise, never had the opportunity to taste. I’m excited to share Marc’s amazing talent with our community. His passion and expertise will give so many people the gift of what love really tastes like.  Being invited to be on the Board of Bakewell Farm was such an honor, and being involved in this wonderful outreach is something I have always wanted to be a part of my life.

Carol Ann Cook-Board Member

Recently retired I have had many different roles in my career life. First, legal secretary in Washington, DC, mother raising 4 children, vocational school administrator, marketing and advertising sales executive for cable TV and lastly, senior associate, editing documents for KPMG. After retirement, I became certified as a doula, which is a birthing coach for women during pregnancy and childbirth.  

One of my favorite childhood memories is waking on Sunday morning to the smell of freshly baked rolls. My parents attended 6am Mass on Sundays and always stopped at the local bakery on their way home with a bag of warm, newly baked rolls. The warmth and wonderful rolls combined with the cooking my father did every Sunday morning represented love and family to me. The cooking smells in the house gave me a feeling of love and security all the years I was growing up. More than 15 people would come every Sunday for a large family meal; growing up in an Italian family meant that preparing food was a gesture of love. Of course, the baked bread was always my favorite part.

Moving to Gettysburg and tasting the wonderful breads that Marc made brought back these memories so vividly to me; I had not tasted bread this wonderful since my childhood. 

As an active member of my new church stewardship programs, being part of Bakewell Farm is the link to bringing the whole community together. Through the various outreach programs, Bakewell Farm can help those less fortunate feel like they are part of the giving community by helping them to experience the fine artisan breads that they may otherwise, never had the opportunity to taste. I’m excited to share Marc’s amazing talent with our community. His passion and expertise will give so many people the gift of what love really tastes like.

Being invited to be on the Board of Bakewell Farm was such an honor, and being involved in this wonderful outreach is something I have always wanted to be a part of my life.

  William Tyson - Board Member   As Bill neared the end of a 30 year career as a Naval Officer that included decades of flying aircraft off of carriers at sea, a diplomat in a war zone and a member of the faculty of a graduate school, he was ready for a new challenge but realized that whatever path he chose, he knew he wanted to continue to serve in some manner.  After retirement, he became involved in the Adams County Habitat for Humanity chapter where he is currently serving as Vice President.   It was through a Habitat project that Bill discovered the Gettysburg Baking Company and Marc Jalbert. "Watching Marc work a shapeless mass of dough into a beautiful warm golden brown loaf of bread was both visceral and appealing at the most elemental level." Recalling the process of turning man’s most basic food into something both aesthetic and life giving is something everyone should experience.   Bakewell Farm will bring that experience to the public and to be part of that process will be both exciting and gratifying.

William Tyson - Board Member

As Bill neared the end of a 30 year career as a Naval Officer that included decades of flying aircraft off of carriers at sea, a diplomat in a war zone and a member of the faculty of a graduate school, he was ready for a new challenge but realized that whatever path he chose, he knew he wanted to continue to serve in some manner.  After retirement, he became involved in the Adams County Habitat for Humanity chapter where he is currently serving as Vice President. 

It was through a Habitat project that Bill discovered the Gettysburg Baking Company and Marc Jalbert. "Watching Marc work a shapeless mass of dough into a beautiful warm golden brown loaf of bread was both visceral and appealing at the most elemental level." Recalling the process of turning man’s most basic food into something both aesthetic and life giving is something everyone should experience. 

Bakewell Farm will bring that experience to the public and to be part of that process will be both exciting and gratifying.