Terry Cullinane, Jill of All Trades

Terry is a life-long Oakland resident with family roots in Oakland and specifically Fruitvale since 1906.  She had her hands in the dirt from a very young age and still prefers to stand on soil rather than asphalt.  In addition to being a wife and mother of two daughters who introduced her to 4-H, she has been a computer programmer, a bookkeeper and a small business owner.

Terry was the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Camps in Common, the non-profit operator of the City of Oakland’s Feather River Camp from 2003 to 2007 and the President of the Oakland Technical High School PTSA from 2010 to 2012 where she continues to volunteer to support issues of equity and student access.

Terry and her family keep bees and a goat at their Oakland home. Their neighbors love the bees for pollinating their gardens and the goat for just being herself. Terry brings enthusiasm, curiosity and a people oriented helpful nature to her work at Pollinate while she learns as much as she can everyday about food independence and urban farming.