|Wisty Rorabacher, President
Wisty is a retired teacher. She has 20 years of experience living sustainably in the Ozark Mountains where she and her partner nurtured 200 acres of forest and field. Wisty initially came to the Valley to share life with her family. She loves this region and is committed to joining others in creating more opportunities to live in healthy, sustainable ways. Thus, her participation in Just Roots since 2009.
|Jamie Pottern, Clerk
Jamie is a Greenfield resident and is the Farm Conservation Program Manager at Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust in Athol, MA. She facilitates the protection of working farms across north central and western Massachusetts, and helps to ensure that farmland remains in the hands of farmers. Jamie holds a masters in Sustainable Landscape Planning & Design from The Conway School, and a BA in Environmental Studies and International & Global Studies from Brandeis University. Jamie has worked on a number farms, gardens, and permaculture sites across Massachusetts, and is excited to bring her ecological design background and community organizing experience to the Just Roots Board.
Evelyn is a co-founder of Broadfork Permaculture, a permaculture landscaping cooperative based in Franklin County. She also lives and works with kids, loves to dance, and is nice to hang out with. She is a passionate supporter of the mission of Just Roots.
Julie Erickson, Clerk — farmer/teacher/naturalist
Shelly Beck — food pantry coordinator
Daniel Berry — farmer/beekeeper
Leslie Chaison — farm educator/market gardener
Patricia Hanrahan — teacher/administrator/nurse
David Paysnick — farmer/co-op produce manager
Ari Pliskin — community meal director
Rick Stone — landscaper/orchardist
Jessica Van Steensburg