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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, Board President

Technical and Operations Manager; Colorado School of Mines 

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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Susan Weaver, Board Treasurer

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.

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Miranda Erickson

Senior Sales Executive; Autodesk, Inc.

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

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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.