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Author: Jean Smith
Jean Smith, event manager of the East and West Dearborn DDAs and market manager of the Dearborn Farmers and Artisan Market, supports coordination of more than 60 annual events and oversees market management, training and supervision. Recruiting and managing more than 100 seasonal vendors, Smith also serves as market master for the Dodge Park Farmers Market in Sterling Heights.
Smith has more than 12 years of experience as a vendor in various farmers markets and earned her Market Manager Certification from the 2016 Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) Market Manager Certification Program. In 2018 and 2019, Smith was named Mentor of the Year from University of Michigan Dearborn. That same year, Smith earned her Associate in Applied Science degree in MGT Development, Business Management from Oakland Community College. Smith graduated from Siena Heights University with a Bachelors in Professional Communication in December 2019, and plans to continue her studies thereafter, working towards a Masters in Professional Leadership.
As a mother of six her life is filled with so many amazing and joyful things... as well as many messes! It's a good thing she love to keep things organized otherwise things could get in quite a disarray. Follow her as she helps you along in the home & garden!