Cari Frei

Executive Director
I am honored and excited to serve as the Ligonier Country Market’s Executive Director. My extensive background in sales, customer service, communication, community involvement service, and education are a few of the qualifications I bring to this role. However, I feel my most important attribute is that I personally live in Ligonier Borough and understand the value of The Market. I am excited to continue the invaluable traditions and ongoing progress of our outstanding market as the organization moves into the upcoming seasons.

Kristen Johnson

Administrative Assistant
Kristen is our Administrative Assistant and handles the administrative aspects of the Market. Though most of her work is behind the scenes, Kristen enjoys spending her Saturday mornings at the Market. She lives in Ligonier with her son. With a background in sustainable farming, Kristen is deeply passionate about supporting small farms and local artisans. She is honored to be a part this well-loved, and historic Market, as well as part of the Ligonier community.

Addison Gray

"Lilly Lavender"
Meet Lilly Lavender!!! Addison Gray, 13, of Latrobe proudly wears this costume and loves to work with the children. When she is not at the Market you will find her playing softball in the spring and fall. She attends Greater Latrobe Junior High. Addison is ready to have Market fun with all the Market Sprouts. She will be around the Market ready for interaction and pictures with little Market goers
Katie and Bunny

Katie Andrews

"Daisy Mae"
Katie Andrews is starting her senior year at Ligonier Valley High School and has enjoyed playing Daisy Mae for the past 7 years. When she’s not running the Market Sprouts Kids Club she is training in a pre-professional dance program in Pittsburgh and attending nation wide dance conventions. She hopes to attend University for a double major in dance and marketing. Her time with the Market has grown her love for business which brought her to attend the 2021 Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week under a scholarship. She plans to become a student ambassador for them, encouraging high school students to pursue interest in business through their summer programs. Her favorite thing about playing Daisy Mae is being able to bring fun and free activities to families and encourage time well spent shopping at the Ligonier Country Market.

Mindie Cunningham

Site Operations Coordinator
Mindie is a resident of Seward but spends a lot of her time in Ligonier as she is the mom of 3 kids within LVSD. She is a graduate of IUP with a BS in Special Education and Secondary Mathematics and taught for 8 years before returning to school to become a medical transcriptionist, which she’s been doing since the fall of 2011. In her free time, she enjoys competing in obstacle course races with husband and has also run many 5Ks and two half marathons. She loves to craft and enjoys fresh foods and has 18 chickens of her own.