Geoff Mouming


Vice President
Impact 7G, Project Manager

Coralville, Iowa

Geoff worked for over 30 years in commercial landscape management for a large lawn and landscape maintenance firm in eastern Iowa. In this role, he oversaw prairie and pollinator installation, establishment and maintenance on corporate and institutional properties, and worked with area service clubs and municipalities in multiple Earth Day/Arbor Day tree planting projects. He is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, past president of the Rotary Club of Coralville/North Corridor, and is  Project Manager at Impact 7G in their Natural and Cultural Resources division.

Brandi Janssen

Board Vice President

Clinical Associate Professor
UI College of Public Health

Iowa City, Iowa

Brandi has been involved in Eastern Iowa’s local food scene as a researcher and advocate since 2007. She is currently faculty in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health in the UI College of Public Health and director of Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH), a statewide coalition devoted to reducing occupational injuries and illnesses in agriculture. She has served on the boards of Field to Family, Local Foods Connection, and currently sits on the board of the Iowa Rural Health Association. She is author of the book, Making Local Food Work: The Challenges and Opportunities of Today’s Small Farmers, released by the University of Iowa press in 2017.

Nick Benson

Board Member

Executive Director
Office of Community Engagement, University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Nick serves as the Executive Director of the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Iowa. He provides leadership at the university for community-engaged teaching, learning and research and building community partnerships. He has worked for ten years in various community engagement roles at the University of Iowa, including as Director of the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities and Director of Community Development and Outreach. Before his time at UI, Nick worked for the City of Iowa City in community and economic development and at Leff Law Firm. Nick is passionate about building partnerships that advance sustainable organizations and communities and has served on a variety of boards and committees, including with Summer of the Arts and Iowa/Minnesota Campus Compact.

Andrew Hall


Accounting Manager
Brava Roof Tile

Washington, Iowa

Andrew got involved with Iowa Valley RC&D through Board President Geoff Wilming. The two worked together at Quality Care and Andrew now works as the Accounting Manager at Brava Roof Tile. Brava prides itself on the use of recycled materials in their products. Brava’s roofing products are fully recyclable; keeping used building materials out of landfills. This is Andrew’s first time serving as a board member. He is a firm believer in supporting and uplifting local communities and organizations. Andrew loves participating in area events with his wife Kady, and daughters Vayda and Pearl.
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Tanya Meyer-Dideriksen

Board President

Area Natural Resource Specialist, USDA NRCS

Tanya has worked for USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service for over 30 years in various positions.  Currently, she assists NRCS field offices and private landowners in 20 of Iowa’s southeast counties to implement NRCS’ easement programs, primarily those protecting wetlands.  She serves on a national training cadre to teach about “Working Effectively with American Indians” and serves as the Chair of the Elders’ Committee for American Indian Alaska Native Employees Association.  Tanya feels very fortunate to have a significant role in restoring and protecting riverine wetlands in Iowa, leaving a permanent legacy.  She has been a part of Iowa Valley RC&D for almost 20 years in various capacities, as a partner, staff and board member.

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Mike Shoup

Board Vice President

Senior Vice President, Fairfax State Savings Bank, Fairfax & Amana, Iowa

Mike’s experience is both agricultural and financial. For the past ten years Mike has guided X and X at Fairfax State Savings Bank. Prior to that he logged thirty years for Amana Farms, Inc. and Amana Society as well as Cargill AgHorizons where he marketed grain for larger agricultural producers.  He is active in the Amana Church and currently serves on the Amana Society, Inc. Board of Directors as well as the Amana Colonies Historic Sites Foundation Board. Mike’s passions are his family, photography, gardening and landscaping. He is also an avid apiarist.

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Carol Sweeting

Board Treasurer

Public Works & Volunteer Coordinator, City of Iowa City

Carol has over 38 years of experience in community drinking water and community stormwater having served as the Water Plant Operator for Iowa City for X years. Carol served on the first Iowa Watershed Board which was created in 1996 and on Iowa’s Water Improvement Review Board from 2013-2017. As Public Works & Volunteer Coordinator, she guides public education and manages volunteer activities for 800+ volunteers each year.  Carol is passionate about connecting people to the outdoors and teaching them ways to ensure a sustainable future for water, land, and food.

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Jenn Draper

Board Secretary

Event Planner, Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Jenn has more than 10 years of experience planning and executing events in the Cedar Rapids area, and currently operates the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Market and the Market After Dark each summer. She has a passion for building communities and developing local businesses, particularly when they involve local foods. Jenn is a member Advisor for Junior League of Cedar Rapids, event committee member for the Variety Club of Eastern Iowa Spirits of Spring Event, special events committee member for The History Center of Linn County, and past President of Cedar Rapids Jaycees.

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Geoff Wilming

Vice President for Quality Care, the Nature Care Company
Coralville, Iowa

Geoff has worked for Quality Care for 31 years in various roles, and is a charter board member for Grow: Johnson County.  He oversees recruitment and hiring, marketing, and natural areas management services. Geoff also serves on the University of Iowa’s REACH Program Employer Advisory Council, and is a past president of the Rotary Club of Coralville/North Corridor.  He has previously served on the boards of Successful Living, and Youth Homes of Iowa City, and served a term on the Iowa City Human Rights Commission. He enjoys the arts and travel with his wife, and restoring and maintaining their 50-acre prairie in Washington County.

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Bob Andrlik

Mobile Food Pantry Coordinator at Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP), Hiawatha, Iowa

Bob has been involved in the food distribution system for over 16 years. He was the Executive Director of Table to Table, a food rescue organization based in Iowa City for 15 years and worked to keep wholesome food from going to waste and getting it to agencies in Johnson County. Through this role, he joined with John Boller and Scott Kepke to approach Johnson County to create Grow:Johnson County. Bob currently coordinates the mobile food pantry program in HACAP’s seven-county service area and the program’s Senior Totes distribution.