Our Team | Lexicon of Food


Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton founded the Lexicon in 2009 and continue to guide the project from a series of barns on their goat farm near Petaluma, California, where they are supported by an amazing team of passionate lexicographers, researchers, artists, filmmakers and sustainability experts.

Laura is a producer, farmer, entrepreneur and executive director of the Lexicon. She pioneered the art of multi-layered narrative approaches to film and video during her life as a commercials producer, then later founded the first goat milk ice company, Laloo's.

Douglas is an information architect, filmmaker, photographer and writer. He has created award-winning work at the boundaries of traditional and converging media since the early 90’s. He is the director of the Know Your Food series for PBS, and author of both SLOW: Life in a Tuscan Town, and Local: The New Face of Food & Farming in America.

If you'd like to get involved and help grow the Lexicon of Food, please email us for more information.