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Our Board

We could not accomplish our goals without the support of our passionate board!

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Miranda Erickson, Board Chair

Director of Operations, WorkLife Partnership

Miranda is a fourth generation Colorado native with a passion for sustainability and social responsibility. Upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, she was stationed in Pearl Harbor, HI where she was fortunate enough to access local farmers markets daily.  She also had an opportunity to understand the importance of access to locally grown produce for all people, regardless of socioeconomic status.  In her current role with Autodesk, Inc., she works with manufacturing companies to increase innovation capacity while decreasing their impact on the planet.  She lives in Arvada, CO with her husband Eric and enjoys stand up paddle boarding, experimenting with new recipes, and gardening.

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Katherine "Kat" Mitchell, Board Vice Chair

Sustainability Success Manager; Autodesk

Kat serves as the Sustainability Success Manager for Autodesk, a technology company that creates products and services for companies in architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education, and entertainment industries. A sustainability subject matter expert, Kat educates and encourages her colleagues to align Autodesk solutions to the sustainability goals and outcomes of their customers. She has a master’s degree in International Public Policy and Energy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and prior to Autodesk spent over eight years designing and managing energy efficiency and renewable energy programs for utilities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, California, and Colorado. Kat also served as Chairwoman of the City of Madison, WI Committee on the Environment. Kat has lived in Denver since 2019 with her pet chinchilla Leonidas, and when she’s not at work, she enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, scuba diver, trivia, mead-making and Is a strategy board game nerd.

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Laura Wassmuth, Board Treasurer

Attorney and member-owner, Caplan and Earnest, LLC

Laura Wassmuth is now an attorney but her first job out of college was as a produce manager for a local natural foods store in St. Louis, Missouri. Laura got involved with Go Farm through the food share
program and joined the board to get more involved in the agriculture community and providing fresh,
local produce to more Coloradans. Laura works as an attorney in healthcare, with a focus on
representing hospitals. She is a member of Caplan and Earnest, LLC, a Colorado law firm based in
Boulder. Laura lives in Evergreen and spends her free time cooking, reading a enjoying the outdoors.

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Jessica Luiz, Board Secretary

Administrative Assistant, Colorado Gives Foundation

Bio coming soon.

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Jacob Mathews

First Judicial District Attorney’s Office Golden, Colorado

Jacob grew up in Colorado before moving to the east coast for college and law school.  While in law school, Jacob joined his first CSA and saw the benefits and impact of supporting local, sustainable agriculture (and found some new favorite veggies!).  After moving back to Colorado, Jacob explored several different CSA programs before joining GoFarm as a CSA member in 2018.  In his free time, Jacob likes to spend time with his family, cooking, exploring the woods at his family cabin, finding new breweries, and tending to their small but optimistic home garden.  He is passionate about supporting sustainable agriculture and building a sustainable food environment in Jefferson County.  At work, Jacob serves as a felony prosecutor with an emphasis in bias-motivated crimes and implementation of pre-file diversion programs

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Tyler Donovan

Friends Engagement Director; Rocky Mountain Public Media

Bio Coming Soon

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Janet Rose

President; Rose Connections

Janet Rose is a disabled, queer, Chicana “professional do-gooder” hailing originally from Pueblo, CO. She credits her upbringing there for her love of community, diversity, and social justice activism.  She studied sociology and political science at Loyola University Chicago and earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver. She has worked with groups such as the National Hispanic Institute, ACLU of Colorado, the GLBT Bar Association of Colorado, Creative Arts Alliance, Shiny Garden, and currently serves on the board of Denver Food Rescue. Janet last served as the Director of Navigation Services for Bayaud Enterprises before branching out in 2020 to start a consulting business focusing on heart-centered leadership and trauma-informed public policy. When she isn’t writing or advocating, Janet is enjoying time in the mountains of Gilpin County, gardening in her backyard or geeking out with her family.

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