Our Board

Terry Gips

President and Co-Founder
St. Louis Park, MN

President, Sustainability Associates

Collie Graddick

St. Paul, MN

Co-Founder Community Table Cooperative, MN Department of Agriculture

Melanie Izrael

Capitola, California / Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sustainable Textile Designer and Consumption Counselor

Brady Johnson

Duluth, MN

Inventor and Innovation Entrepreneur

Toya Lopez

Minneapolis, MN

Director of Operations, Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate – MN, Climate Activist Community Leader

Cass McLaughlin

St. Paul, MN

Community Spirit Ventures Mindfulness Instructor, Whittier Clinic, Group Visits Program Coordinator/Facilitator

SooJi Min-Maranda

Ann Arbor, MI

Executive Director of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Transformational Storytelling agent and BIPOC Leader

Lori Myren-Manbeck

St. Paul, MN

Founder and CEO of Inclusivi-tee

Brian Zakem

Minneapolis, MN

Retired Mental Health Professional

Our Interns

Isabelle Bodin

Social Media/Marketing

U of M Twin Cities
Class of 2024

Taryn Bradley


U of M Twin Cities
Class of 2021

Abigail Mathew

SHE Kindness Campaign

U of M Twin Cities
Class of 2023

Brock Munsterteiger

Content Generation/ Communications

University of St. Thomas
Class of 2023

David Orthengren

SHE Kindness Campaign

U of M Duluth
Class of 2021

Lydia Sulik


Macalester College
Class of 2020

Our board members and interns in a zoom meeting.
Our board members and our interns gathered this spring on Zoom for a monthly board meeting.