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.

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.

Michele Murray

Director of Marketing Communications at Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation

A farmer's daughter from Minnesota, Michele Murray has deep roots connected to agriculture. She is passionate about improving access to healthy food, building community through food and strengthening the food system by building a deeper awareness of where your food comes from. 

Michele is the director of marketing communications for the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, where she helps raise community support for one of the top children's hospitals in the country. She led communications for LiveWell Colorado where she helped launch Double Up Food Bucks and conduct a public awareness campaign on increasing physical activity. Prior to that, Michele led a 20-person integrated communications team for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, guiding the national “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner.” advertising campaign, in addition to crisis communications, media relations, content strategy, digital strategy, health professional and retail/foodservice engagement.

Michele holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Michele and her husband Sean have two daughters, Addie and Lucy.

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.

Katherine Sumner

Co-Founder; Nourish Schools

Katherine Sumner is the mom of boys who lives in Evergreen, Colorado and loves eating seasonally! She is the co-founder of Nourish Schools, co-creator of the Super Food Cards, holistic nutrition consultant and yoga teacher at Namaste Healing & Meditation in Evergreen, Colorado and one of the nutritionists at Healthful Life MD in Golden, Colorado. Her area of expertise falls within whole food nutrition, ayurveda, mindfulness and yoga. Katherine is passionate about strengthening our food system because she understands the importance of having access to clean, local, organic/biodynamic nutrient dense foods. She values supporting our local farmers dedicated to sustainable practices such as organic, biodynamic and water conservation.

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GoFarm works to strengthen the local food system and build healthier communities. Through our three program areas (Farmer Assistance, Local Food Share, and Community Access) we support local, beginning, farmers, train/mentor aspiring farmers, and make healthy food more affordable and accessible to the community.

Through our Local Food Share program, community members sign up for a season of local, sustainable produce, and get to learn all about the food and the farmers throughout the growing season. You can sign up for the Local Food Share here.

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