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Staff Members

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Cheyenne Olson

Executive Director

works with the board to guide programs and educational activities that support the mission and vision of Sustainable Berea

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Richard Olson

Director, Berea Urban Farm

responsible for planning, production and educational activities & manages the farm’s bee hives, orchard, and ducks, and oversees El Jardín Latinoamericano

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Betty Brinegar

Assistant, Berea Urban Farm

helps with production, sales, events, and tackling the pesky invasives at the back of the property

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Ryan Sartor

Financial Manager

responsible for generating financial reports, creating and managing budgets, monitoring accounts, and evaluating the overall financial health of the organization

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Sarah Buckley

Assistant Director, Berea Urban Farm

participates in all production, sales and educational activities

Board Members

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Ethan Connelly

from Berea, Kentucky and a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University & holds a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health Science and works as an industrial hygiene consultant

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Terry Fields

is co-owner of Top Drawer Gallery, a master woodworker, and an avid gardener.

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George Schloemer

a local physician, bicyclist, gardener, and practitioner and advocate of the health and environmental benefits of a vegan diet.

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Maria Wright

a web developer and co-founder of Wright Venture Services & has lived in Berea since 2011 and loves helping entrepreneurs and social enterprises with their digital presence

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Lou Deluca

has degrees in political science (Yale), law (U. Colorado), and city planning (Harvard) & career included city planner, New Haven, CT; Asst. Dean and Assoc. Professor, Yale School of Art and Architecture; Dir. of the Mountain Program at U. Kentucky; Arts and Humanities Director, KY Dept. of Education; Exec. Director of KY Arts Council and Deputy Secretary KY State Cabinet for Education, Arts, and Humanities. Spent a decade living on and helping manage a small hill farm in Anderson Co., KY

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Richard Olson

a Ph.D. agronomist who recently retired from the Environmental Studies faculty at Berea College & has experience in ecological design, ecological restoration, small-scale farming, and horse logging

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Randy Stone

is the retired city administrator of Berea KY, and a life-long gardener with a particular affection for cabbage and sauerkraut.

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