When we first opened our doors in 2016, we had only a handful of youth employees. Some of them are still around even 5 years later!
We talked to one of our original crew, Cierra Riggleman-Bonilla, about what she’s been up to lately and how working at the Wardensville Garden market helped her reach her goals.
“Howdy! My name is Ciera Riggleman-Bonilla, and I was one of the first 10 people to work here at Wardensville Garden Market. Today though, I just got my undergraduate degree magna cum laude at West Virginia University for Music Industry and will be attending graduate school there in the fall as well.
I have spent the last two years doing stage work, and managing my artist Sir Dallan G. under Mon Hills Records (Go check them out here!) In my management position, I do everything from putting on live shows, to video/photo recording and editing, and event marketing, and event planning. I have even started recording my own music, and writing percussion pieces.
Once I am done with grad school, I hope to travel as a stage manager. My goal is to eventually settle down for a record label or to even build my own venue/studio. I would like to thank Wardensville Garden Market for all its support over the years. Not only for teaching me how a farm and business grow but also for teaching me how to grow as a person. Even after 5 years, I still love spending as much time as I can back in the garden, remembering my roots.”
If you’d like to support our current Junior Crew, check out our SUPPORT page for all the ways you can help continue our mission!
My name is Chelsea, I’m the Generation WV Fellow here! In my spare time, you can find me hanging out with my 100-pound dog, Olive, or reading the latest mystery novel.
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