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Our Board

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

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Traci Case

Colorado School of Mines Mechanical Engineering Department

Traci was a military brat, moving around the continental US during her school years. She studied Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and Colorado School of Mines, respectively. After spending five years on active duty in the US Army, she landed in Golden where she quickly found a community and place to call home. Traci was a Research Services Manager at the non-profit Water Research Foundation for 20 years before she followed her passion to work in higher education at Mines Mechanical Engineering starting in 2017. In her free time, Traci enjoys the outdoors - running, hiking, backcountry skiing, and hiking. She is an alum and currently serves on the Leadership Golden Board. She also spends her summers building and maintaining trails with the Volunteers for Outdoors Colorado. She's excited to follow her passion for fresh and local food as she joins the GoFarm Board in 2018.

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Janet Rose

Founder - 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 enjoys time in the mountains of Gilpin County, gardening in her backyard, or geeking out with her family. 

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Martha Sullins

Agriculture Business Management Specialist - CO State University Extension

Martha Sullins is an Ag Business Management Specialist with Colorado State University Extension, where her areas of emphasis in applied research and outreach include smaller-scale and specialty livestock and crop production businesses, agritourism, local foods, farm transition, on-farm food safety and risk management. She develops and teaches small business management classes, evaluates classroom and field-based educational programs targeted at beginning farmers and ranchers, and develops tools for ag and food producers navigating food safety and business regulations, as well as those starting value-added agricultural enterprises.

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Stu Swineford

Co-Founder - Relish Studio 

Stu started his marketing career as a copywriter and ad man. But one day, when his graphic designer colleague didn’t show up for work, he quickly evolved into a designer. Since then, he’s performed virtually every role in the digital marketing production lifecycle – from strategy and concepting, to design and development, to QA/QC and everything in between. Along the way he realized that he gets the greatest joy from helping others achieve their goals. Today, he manages purposeful, conversion-focused digital marketing strategy, along with doing ridiculous things outdoors. When he’s not helping entrepreneurs and executive-level professionals, he can be found traipsing around the woods near the cabin in which I have lived with my wife and menagerie of pets since 1993.

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Lem Tingley

Chief Growing Officer - Growing Spaces

Lem Tingly has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.  He has 20+ years’ experience implementing Lean Six Sigma, Quality, Safety, SPC, supply chain and other operational excellence processes in global manufacturing operations, 15 years of which have been in senior leadership positions.  He is an ASQ certified Lean Six-Sigma Master Black Belt experienced with Design for Six Sigma and implementing robust manufacturing and supply chain processes. Most recently, Lem and his wife Liz purchased Growing Spaces, a Colorado-based geodesic dome greenhouse manufacturer.  Lem and Liz have three teenage boys that attend Golden High School.

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Susan Weaver

Vice President of Operations - National Equity Fund, Inc.

Susan is a financial management executive with over 20 years of experience leading accounting operations, designing and improving processes, implementing technology solutions, and change management. Since 2008, she has worked with NEF, a non-profit that creates affordable housing for seniors, veterans, homeless and families to help revitalize neighborhoods across the US. Understanding that food insecurity and access to nutritious food also greatly impact the health of communities, she was drawn to support GoFarm’s mission. In her free time, she enjoys trail running, travel and wildlife photography, as well as tackling home improvement projects. Susan has a BS in Accountancy from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management.