Audrey's first day with MOSES was day one of the 2012 Organic Farming Conference--a great introduction to MOSES and the farmers we serve. She has been a freelance writer and designer for more than 20 years, and has been transforming the MOSES publications for us. Audrey and her husband live on a 40-acre farm near Spring Valley where they raise free-range poultry, laying hens, alpacas, and busy bees that contribute to the farm's vegetable garden, flower beds, apple trees and honey pots.
Harriet Behar | email@example.com Organic Specialist, Organic University Coordinator Organic Info Line: 888-551-4769
Harriet, Organic Specialist, comes to MOSES after 16 years as an organic inspector of crops, livestock and processing facilities and in addition brings 30+ years of experience in the growing and marketing of organic crops, vegetables and livestock products. She and her husband Aaron Brin have a biodynamic farm near Gays Mills, WI.
Several of Harriet's awesome field photos are used throughout the MOSES website.
Sarah Broadfoot works for MOSES as a seasonal employee offering
administrative support during the organizing of the Organic Farming
Conference. Sarah earned a Bachelor's in horticulture from the University of
Minnesota with her emphasis in landscape design. She owns a small
landscape maintenance and design company in Minneapolis.
Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and growing, cooking and
eating delicious foods.
Luisa Gerasimo joined MOSES in the fall of 2012. Previously, she has worked at a crisis center, in admissions at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, co-owned a solar thermal manufacturing business, and has written books on careers and education. She serves on the board of directors for the Charter Oak Foundation, which provides grants to nonprofits. Luisa is close to earning a Master's in Leadership at Augsburg College. She grew up on an organic co-operative farm, Bubbling Springs, that is now home to 3 generations of family members as well as honey bees, a small herd of Highland Cattle, free-range chickens, four horses, pets, a maple syrup sugar bush, and some overly large gardens. She is excited to support the mission at MOSES.
Jill joined MOSES in the spring of 2011 as Office Administrator. She is responsible for office operations, Organic Broadcaster advertising, and coordination of conference registration. Jill has years of professional experience in education and office admin. She is interested in environmental issues and is a dedicated consumer of the bounty from organic growers. Jill loves to be outdoors, read and travel. Jill and her husband, Terry Dunst, live in Baldwin.
Eric Hatling joined the MOSES staff in October 2007 as the Media and
Outreach Coordinator. Prior to this he worked in a number of fundraising
positions at the University of Minnesota and at a Western Wisconsin land
trust. Eric is fortunate to be able to commute to work by bike practically
year round. He keeps bees, gardens, and plays fiddle in a local dance band.
Faye has been the Executive Director at Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) since 1999 and was the first employee of the organization. She has worked in the organic world for 27 years as a market gardener, cut flower grower, event organizer and community volunteer. Faye is excited and enthusiastic about the positive future for organic agriculture in the Midwest and worldwide. She and her husband run a small farm with Highland cattle and a large garden.
Jessi joined MOSES in September 2011. She graduated with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. Afterwards, she joined the AmeriCorps VISTA program and for two years worked with West CAP in their Local Foods Program as the manager of the Menomonie Farmers Market. Jessi enjoys photography, reading novels, baking cookies and being outdoors.
Jody Padgham has been with MOSES since 2002. She is the organization's Financial Manager and the editor of the Organic Broadcaster newspaper. She has edited several books, including Organic Dairy Farming and Renewing the Countryside-Wisconsin. Most recently, she co-authored and edited Fearless Farm Finances, a book that helps farmers master the financial side of farming. Jody raises poultry and sheep organically on a 60-acre farm in west-central Wisconsin.
Joe Pedretti joined MOSES in 2010 as an Organic Education Specialist. Joe began his professional career as an Extension Agent with the University of Minnesota Extension Service and then worked for over 10 years as the Farmer Relations Manager with Organic Valley/Organic Prairie. He is also an IOIA trained organic crop and livestock inspector who worked for MOSA. He resides at his family's farm near Viroqua, WI. Joe is an avid musician; playing bass with a number of SW Wisconsin bands.
Carly joined MOSES in October 2012 and is thrilled to be a part of the amazing staff. She has a degree in water science from Northland College and one day hopes to own a farm with her husband and put to practice their newfound knowledge and passion for organic farming and sustainable living. Outside of work, Carly enjoys spending time making crafts, baking, and living life full of music.
Angie joined MOSES in September 2009 as the Resources & Events Coordinator. She became an Organic Resource Specialist in 2011. From 2001 to 2009, Angie coordinated the book sales at the MOSES Organic Farming Conference. Before working for MOSES, she had a small organic farm, Three Sisters Organics, where she raised vegetables, flowers, bees, sheep, dairy goats, chickens, pigs and had a 50-member CSA from 2004-2008. She was also the Manager of the St. Croix Falls Farmers Market for 3 years, where she sold her produce. Angie enjoys photography, reading, writing and spending time with her family.
Andrew has joined the MOSES staff in April of 2013. He brings a wide range of knowledge from supporting large enterprise organizations in healthcare and manufacturing. During his time in varying support and management roles he has helped to provide infrastructure support and strategic\operational planning for technology. When not working with technology he spends his time developing his home in Downsville, WI, with both his wife and two young children. Most recent additions to the homestead include, chickens, ducks, rabbits and bees. Andrew is also continuing to develop a small mushroom business selling spawn, plugs and live produce for farmers markets. And when there is extra time he also promotes his wood turning business YamaBushi Workshop, making turned gifts and art.