Meet The Team
Board of Directors
Founder & President
Many of you may know him from the Yuba City Farmers Markets, Stephens Farmhouse or within the farming community. Jeff Stephens.
Jeff is a California University of Chico graduate with a degree in Ag Business. After returning to Sutter County post college, he farmed peaches, prunes, walnuts, and watermelon. He also graduated from the California Ag Leadership program in Class 24.
Always dedicated to community and service, Jeff has served on the boards of the California Canning Peach Advisory, St. Isidore Catholic School, and Sunsweet Growers. Read More...
VP of Operations
Michael Buttacavoli. Mike is is an individual that lives his life with purpose. He is married to Mary, has four Children and seven Grandchildren. He devotes his life to his God, his family, his church and his passions. SAYLOVE is lucky to be one of those passions, as is his Harley and his Motorcycle Club. Mike has worked in construction his whole life and is employed by Graniterock Construction.
VP of Community Affairs
Stephanie came to this area in 1982 via Beale Air Force Base, and currently teaches Kindergarten at Ella Elementary School. She has four children and sixteen Grand Children. Her passion besides her family, and church is service. She served the community formerly as a council woman for the City of Marysville, and now as a Planning Commissioner. In addition to the numerous boards she serves on, Stephanie also founded and still leads the Yuba Sutter Task Force, an entity that continues to grow and do amazing things for our community.
Megan Grima is one of SAYLOVE's five Board members and the original member who got the organizations legalities in place...in record time.
Megan is Jeff and Cherie's oldest daughter. She graduated from Sacramento State with a bachelor’s in communications, is married to Curtis Grima, and has two Children. Megan serves on the Yuba Sutter Farm Bureau board and is a Agribusiness Agent employed by Oakview Insurance. She also runs a small business called Cowboy BBQ.
Kathy DeMille. Kathy worked as a State of California Budget Analyst for 35 years. Her wealth of knowledge on financial issues and funding is priceless and a huge asset to the organization. Her love of family and community fuel her passions. From-her late husband Paul, to her 2 sons and 4 grandchildren, to the Soroptimists Club of Marysville-Yuba City where she has served for 20+ years. Kathy gives her all. In addition, she is a fierce competitor. She follows women’s soccer with zeal, and her endurance on the Pickleball Court is to be admired.