Meet the Board
Read about our board members! Many of our staff are also board members, read about them on the Meet the Staff page!
Allison grew up chasing salamanders, skipping stones, and building bridges in a ravine behind her childhood home in Upstate New York. As an adult, she still loves to play in the dirt. Allison is currently the Corn Breeding Program Manager at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI). Prior to her time at MFAI, she worked in Niger, West Africa as an Agriculture Extension Agent with the Peace Corps on issues of food security, value added agricultural products, and with field crops of sesame, millet, and sorghum. Previously she co-managed approximately 30 acres of organic urban and suburban community gardens at Capital Roots in Upstate New York. She now uses her home vegetable garden as a setting to teach her young children how to grow food, respect nature, watch insects, make mud pies, and play in the dirt.Allison is a Board Member.
Ross Wiemer lives in Burlington with his wife, Jenni, and children Reid and Jolene.
Ross is a board member.
Kora grew up playing in the woods along the banks of the Fox River in Southeast Wisconsin. Today she finds tremendous joy in being outdoors with her three young children - tending caterpillars and honey bees, hunting mushrooms, and learning about native plants.
Kora is a board member.
Matthew is a board member.