Co-Founder and Executive Director, Brook Levan received a MFA, NYSCC from Alfred University, BFA, Kansas City Art Institute. He is a certified Permaculture designer and consultant and an alumnus of the Institute for Social Ecology (1978). He has consulted, practiced and taught sustainable design, green building, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, wetland creation and art and design. Mr. Levan is a Fulbright Scholar and has extensive research and travel in Africa, Asia and North and Central America. He has held faculty positions at Pomona College, University of Connecticut and James Madison University. He has published, lectured and exhibited internationally. Mr. Levan is a National Advisory Board Member of Solar Energy International and The Wright Way Foundation, a founding Board Member of the Thompson Divide Coalition, and Board Member of Grass Roots TV.
Co-Founder, Office Manager and Agricultural Manager (and daily gopher!) Rose Levan has a BFA in Graphics and Communication, Florida State University. Mrs. Levan founded and directed Cultural Arts Together, as an education outreach program of The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Omaha, NE. She was the Art Director at Sandven Advertising, Kansas City, MO. As a Mentor/Educator, Mrs. Levan worked with children in the BOCES program, New York and COMPASS Mentor/Apprenticeship Program, Woody Creek, CO. Mrs. Levan is a baker, organic garden-farmer and green builder.
Herdsman, Zopher Sabo, grew up in Kansas and worked in management and sales for The Sharper Image. He started at Sustainable Settings as an intern in 2011. As Herdsman, Zopher manages the land, including irrigation, rotational grazing, and planting the pasture. He manages the animals including dairy cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, and horses. He operates and manages the dairy including milking, herd health, marketing, sales and bookkeeping.