Jadda Miller

Development Coordinator

Jadda started working with Grow Some Good (GSG) in 2017 as a Garden Coordinator at Kihei Elementary. During this time she became aware of the impact that GSG’s programming was creating in the lives of her students: Inspiring them to care for the environment, fostering a love of vegetables (even the green ones), learning about where their food comes from, and obtaining a healthier perspective on life. In February 2020, Jadda was offered a position working in development for the organization.


Jadda was raised on a farm in Northern California, where her love for the natural world sprouted and grew into a deep-seated desire to protect the environment and cultivate community-supported, sustainable food systems. She holds a B.S. in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, an M.S. in Environmental Studies, and is currently a Ph.D. Student in Sustainability Education.

Havilah Mills

School Garden Director & Volunteer Coordinator

Haiku Elementary School

Havilah remembers growing and harvesting food from a large backyard garden in Idaho. That experience had a huge impact on her connection to food and what it meant to care for the land that provided for her family. She brought that passion with her to the tropical climate of Hawaii. She became a certified Maui Master Gardener in 2017 and took over as the School Garden Director at Haiku Elementary School shortly thereafter. She’s an active member of the Hawai’i Farmer’s Union United, where she runs their “Junior Farmers Program” and has worked with Grow Some Good in various capacities over the last three years. We are happy to welcome her aboard as the new Volunteer Coordinator to assist with volunteer needs for all school gardens across the island.  

To sign up as a volunteer, email volunteer@growsomegood.org.

Sophia Mershad

Garden Coordinator

King Kamehameha III Elementary and Makawao Elementary

Sophia holds a degree in Sustainability Studies with an emphasis in Permaculture Design. She is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leader School in Patagonia, Chile and has an appreciation for herbal medicine. While in college she had an internship at an Environmental Education Center and realized that there was a way to combine her passion for children, farming, and the environment.  

Scott Lacasse

Farm to School Program Manager

Scott joined Grow Some Good in November 2019 as the first Farm to School Program Manager. With the merger of MSGN this was a much needed role. Scott will focus on managing and improving farm to school support and program impact for nearly 8,000 students on Maui and Lānaʻi.

Scott joins us after a six years at Montessori School of Maui as Living Classroom Resource Teacher and student-led Sustainability Committee facilitator. Scott’s background includes extensive experience in landscape architecture and design. He also recently completed a Master of Science Graduate Degree in Environmental Studies from Green Mountain College (Vermont) with a vision of applying these principles to our living classrooms.  

When he’s not rooted in research or teaching, you can find Scott, camera in hand, at the forest or beach with his wife, Megan, daughter, Mae, and dog, Abbey.