Board of Directors
Jayne Hench has been an avid home baker since childhood. After participating in artisan bread classes at the King Arthur Flour Baking School in Norwich, VT she became serious about quality bread, sourdough and sharing the joy that is bread making. Retired from a career as a volunteer program manager supporting small non-profits in Montgomery County, Maryland, she serves as Board President of Bakewell Farm and is an active volunteer where she lives in Frederick, MD.
John E. Hench Ph.D
John E. Hench, Ph.D., is recently retired after 37 years with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks, Montgomery County. His interests include local land-use, environmental stewardship, and sustainable agriculture. He also enjoys gardening, hiking, bird watching, fly fishing, hunting, and travel, especially to visit family and friends.
Since his retirement, Dr. Hench volunteers with the National Park Service’s Monocacy National Battlefield, the Friends of the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood, Maryland, and Bakewell Farms in Biglerville, Pennsylvania. He serves on the Board for both the Friends of the Farm Park and Bakewell Farms. His work with Bakewell Farms is focused on assisting at events, outreach, and leading the organization’s strategic planning effort.
Marc Jalbert is Bakewell Farm's founder and Executive Director. A longtime professional baker who has redirected his passion for baking by providing bread-centric education for his community. "Over the years, I have found that there is nothing more satisfying that to bake a wholesome loaf of bread and sharing it with someone."
I am a life long resident of Adams County a GHS grad 1984, I have a B.A. in government. I own/run a property management company with annual receipts in excess of $1million. I am also a Realtor and have negotiated multi-million dollar deals. I am also a director in my brother's company- Clearwater Mills- inventor of the Trash Wheel.
I am a Freedom Township Supervisor- winning election as a Democrat in a township that voted more than 2 to 1 for Trump. In that role, I work hard to save taxpayers money. Freedom has one of the lowest property tax rates in the county. We have only part time staff, and our building is not fancy- but it keeps the rain out so I am okay with that.
Sarah Stokely is a retired faculty member and higher education administrator. In addition to serving on Bakewell Farm’s board, she serves on the boards of the YWCA and Ruth’s Harvest. She volunteers with SCCAP’s food pantry and the Gleaning Project. She served on the planning committee for the 2019 Heritage Festival. With Bakewell Farm, her primary role is as Volunteer Coordinator. She also assists with grant-writing, program-planning, and fund-raising initiatives.
Professionally, Janelle Wertzberger is a librarian at Gettysburg College. She also reads, knits, spins, weaves, and plays music in a Balinese gamelan ensemble. She has been eating Marc Jalbert’s whole grain bread enthusiastically since 1997, and is excited about building community through baking and sharing excellent bread.Janelle serves as the Vice President of the Bakewell Farm board.
I started apprenticing under Mr. Marc In 2017. I have always loved bread (who doesn’t?) and have a greater appreciation for it after I learned the intricacies of how to make a good loaf. The people that I have reached through baking has really been the highlight of the whole learning experience.