Lori’s background includes work related to community and environmental health, social justice, and food access. From 2014 to 2020, she brought all those things into focus through her farm-to-table restaurant, Cow & Quince, a community-supported restaurant in New Glarus, WI. She lives with her wife, LeAnn, on a small farm near Monticello, WI, where they grow vegetables and raise chickens and goats.
Communications & Development Manager
In addition to her work at Marbleseed, Alexandria is also the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Groundswell Conservancy, a Wisconsin land trust organization. Prior to her position with Marbleseed, she worked in environmental advocacy, publishing and on a number of urban farms. Alexandria lives in Baraboo, WI with her partner and dog Yoko.
Sarah has a degree in horticulture from the University of Minnesota and owns a small landscaping business. She enjoys spending time growing, cooking, and eating delicious foods. She lives Downsville, Wisconsin with her partner, Drew, and their three cats. Their property that adjoins family land where they manage prairie, woodland, and wetlands.
Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships
Jenica has been involved in the movement for regenerative agriculture and trade justice for small-scale farmers for over 10 years, working with Equal Exchange and Fair World Project. She lives in Portland, OR, with her partner, Cody, and their daughter, Elsie.
Sophia manages event registration and provides administrative support to the Marbleseed team. She, her husband, and daughter live just outside of Menomonie, Wisconsin, where they enjoy vegetable and flower gardening.
Jo’s background includes working as a worker-owner in the country’s oldest collectively owned and operated restaurant, Seward Cafe, in Minneapolis. In the wake of the George Floyd Uprising, Jo volunteered with a variety of mutual aid food projects in Minneapolis, including the Phillips Community Free Store. Currently, Jo and their partner live in Portland, Oregon. In their free time, Jo enjoys sewing, cycling, urban foraging, and experimenting with fermentation.
In Her Boots Program Coordinator and Podcast Host
Tiffany is an activist, farmer, and educator who has worked with farmers in many places in the U.S and abroad. She’s currently working with Soul FIRE Farming Immersion (Farming in Relationship with the Earth), Big Rivers Farms Farmers Education Program, and International Climate Smart Agriculture Farmer-to-Farmer Trainings. She is also a soils researcher at the University of Minnesota.
Tom and his wife own a 40-acre homestead farm near Spring Valley, WI. They are working to develop a permanent, woody perennial-based system with alley cropping and grazing. He hopes to someday earn the title of “Gentleman Farmer.” He enjoys running, winemaking, and woodworking.
Hannah draws from years of nonprofit marketing and graphic design experience, most recently working in hunger relief and food recovery. She is passionate about food justice, has a small vegetable garden, and is happiest when spending time in nature with her husband and their rescue dogs.
Farmer Network Specialist
Victoria is a community organizer, food systems researcher, and aspiring farmer from Ladysmith, Wisconsin. Her most recent roles include Lead Organizer on a ballot campaign to regulate payday lending in Nebraska, Packshed Manager at a diverse vegetable farm in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and Juice & Coffee Barista at an organic café in Key West, Florida. Her research (BA & MSc) has focused on racial and cultural inclusion in food systems spaces, placemaking, and the immigrant experience.
Farmer Advancement Coordinator
After nine years on her own certified organic vegetable farm in Minnesota, Sarah moved to Minneapolis where she and her daughter have been getting used to city life and trying to grow veggies in a small shady yard. Sarah loves to cook (it’s what led her to farming), she’s learning to knit, and is trying her hand at various fermented concoctions.