Alanna Powell comes from a long line of creative entrepreneurs which has made her a natural fit for Humboldt Made. Her innovative background instilled within her a passion for small business development and a heart for community collaboration and connection. Years ago, this enthusiasm joined forces with the vision of former HM director, Angeline Schwab, and Alanna’s relationship with Humboldt Made began—first serving as a volunteer, then as a board member, and now as Executive Director. Alanna draws inspiration from Humboldt County and her critical understanding of the link between a place and its people has prepared her to support the unique challenges that come with the resource-rich, rural Humboldt County. Her advocacy of local business, support of the community, and team-centered collaboration with board members is unwavering and those who work with her comment on her passion, dedication, and follow-through. Alanna and her team are dedicated stewards of Humboldt County and its industry clusters; together, with the community, they guide, nurture, and share the Humboldt Made brand within and beyond our borders.
JADE HOFF, PROJECT COORDINATOR
Jade began her time at Humboldt Made as an intern for her class on Sustainable Rural Economic Development, making her a natural fit for our mission. Her education in Economics is backed up with small business management experience. She is passionate about community, economic vitality, and Humboldt.