Jessica Rilling

Executive Director

Expertise in nonprofit strategic planning, grant-writing, community engagement and facilitation, economic development, fundraising, and marketing. 

Jason Grimm

Food Systems Director

Expertise in farm viability, beginning farmer training, food business mentorship, food policy and infrastructure, cultivating local and statewide networks, farm-to-business supply chain coordination, and collaborative project development.

Jake Kundert

Local Foods Associate

Expertise in project design and evaluation, grant research, public health, systems analysis, community food systems, food business entrepreneurship, and agriculture with a focus in small-scale vegetable and livestock production.

Vanessa Fixmer-Oraiz

Environmental & Community Planner

Expertise in project management, watershed planning, community planning, project development and implementation, and analysis through Geographic Information System (GIS) programs.

John Boller

Grow: Johnson County Project Director

Expertise in community development, emergency food assistance systems, food access, project development & implementation, grant writing, communications, marketing, fundraising, logo design/branding (print & web), and copywriting.

Scott Koepke

Grow: Johnson County Education Director, Garden Bridge Outreach Director
Expertise in K-12 gardening education, college-accredited organic gardening curriculum, school gardens, horticultural therapy, juvenile and restorative justice programming, youth empowerment, soil science, composting, and vermiculture.