Our Board

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

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.

Martha Sullins

Agriculture Business Management Specialist; Colorado 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.

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.

Megan Hottman

Attorney and Founder; Hottman Law Office, Trial Athlete, Host at Maximum Enthusiasm

Megan Hottman, aka TheCyclist-Lawyer.com, specializes in representing injured bicyclists and is a recognized expert and advocate in the cycling community. She formed her practice in 2010 at the age of 29, in order to allow for time flexibility, so she could make a run at the 2012 London Olympics. In 2011, she finally achieved her dream of racing for a pro bike team. She has raced 3xIronman Triathlon the last 3 years, won state and national championships on her bike, all while running a very successful practice and representing her clients. 

 

Megan commutes almost everywhere by bike and incorporates some aspect of health, wellness, or sport into every day. Part of her life's mission is to get more people on bikes, and the other part is to help lawyers become healthier and happier. She believes lawyers are more effective and fully-optimized when they make physical wellness a priority.

 

In fact, she founded Trial Athlete (trialathlete.com) in order to help trial lawyers change their approach to health and wellness in the time constraints and stresses they face during trial. Megan also hosts a podcast called Maximum Enthusiasm (maximumenthusiasm.com), which focuses on living the fullest and best possible life.

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. 

Maya Brook

Executive Director; Mending Faces

Maya Brook has a background in journalism, public relations, and non-profit fundraising. She received a B.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Colorado at Boulder. After graduating she spent time in Australia, New York, and California, before deciding to move back to her native Colorado. She has worked for media outlets including the Associated Press, for marketing and public relations agencies, and for non-profit organizations. She currently serves as the Executive Director for Mending Faces -- an organization that repairs cleft lip and palate in children in the Philippines and El Salvador. Maya is passionate about access to affordable, fresh, healthy, and local food. As a mom of three young boys, she knows that sustainable farming will help ensure her children's future, and that playing in the dirt and eating from the land should be a way of life. In her free time, Maya enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and practicing and teaching yoga as often as she can

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.
 

Anne Clarke

Nurse Case Manager; The Denver Hospice

Anne is a Colorado native, growing up in Eagle and Boulder before moving to Denver. She studied art in Durango and nursing at the University of Colorado. She now works at The Denver Hospice as a Nurse Case Manager, providing in-home hospice care. Anne is the mom of Benjamin, an energetic and wildly fun 11 year old. She and her son have a sweet old dog, Juju Pea. Anne has her hands in the soil, whether working with gardening clients in her side gardening job or in her own garden. She completed her permaculture design course through the Denver Permaculture Guild in 2017. Food supply, eating locally, and supporting farmers has been a passion of Anne's for many years and she's very proud to be a part of the Go Farm organization.

Anthony Halsch

CEO; Rox Box Containers

Anthony works with individual consumers, small businesses, Fortune 500 businesses, general contractors, and land developers to provide containerized solutions ranging from basic, secure storage to multi-level home and office builds using recycled shipping containers. After spending a few short years in sales and customer service, it was obvious the container industry needed a change in the customer experience being provided. Anthony launched his first company in March of 2015 which provided empty shipping containers for storage at competitive prices but offered amazing customer service as well. Overcon was one of the first websites in the world to offer an ecommerce platform to buy a shipping container and doubled it’s gross revenue every year for 3 years. In 2018, RoxBox Containers was founded to bring construction into the business of containers and bring both companies under one roof. Anthony has been featured multiple times during Denver Startup Week and in Company Week Magazine for both Overcon and RoxBox companies.

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GoFarm works to transform our local food system into one that is thriving, environmental sustainable, and equitable for all. Through our three program areas, we support and mentor local farmers, make healthy food more affordable and accessible to under-resourced communities, and connect people with where their food comes from.

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