I spent my childhood in Crete, NE, but since then have lived in Pennsylvania, Ontario (Canada), San Francisco, and occupied Palestine (Israel). My parents moved to Lincoln in 2008 and I have visited them often for extended periods. I moved back to Nebraska myself in 2021 and have greatly enjoyed the community I have found here and look forward to expanding it!
I worked for many years in community development, peace education and refugee resettlement. My experience led me to understand the essential role of holistic health, of access to healthy and local food and wellness products, and of local business – including alternative structures such as co-ops – in the overall goal of a just and sustainable society. Eventually I studied to become a clinical herbalist because I wanted to provide more direct support to alleviate the suffering I witnessed around me and I am passionate about the healing power found in the plants that grow all around us. I am in the process of starting my own small business running a herbal wellness clinic, growing herbs and vegetables, and providing space for events, retreats, and hospitality on a historic spring-fed prairie property.
Open Harvest is a cornerstone of the Lincoln community, providing an important place for the reciprocal relationship between local growers and producers and the members looking for those goods. As a board director I hope to help it to continue to thrive, grow and serve this community