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.
Co-Founder, Office Manager. Rose LeVan has a BFA in Graphics and Communication, Florida State University. Rose 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. As a Mentor/Educator, Rose worked with children in the BOCES program, New York and COMPASS Mentor/Apprenticeship Program, Woody Creek, CO. Rose is a baker, organic garden-farmer and milk maid!
We are very excited to have Jared back on the ranch! Jared was an intern with us in 2016. He brings his experiences of farming at Carlton Farms in Pennsylvania and his adventures in Laos where he worked on establishing a coffee cooperative to promote fair, traceable coffee production.
Jared is joining us as our herdsmen, and ranch manager.