Colleen grew up in Madison. She is an environmental educator and communications specialist who invests a great deal of time exploring her own connections to the natural environment and helping others do the same. Owner and founder of Nature’s Good Company, LLC, Colleen considers our embrace of interdependence, diversity, and cooperation key to life. She is interested in how communities can learn from existing models of these qualities in natural and built environments. Colleen brings to this Board interpersonal skills, knowledge of environmental systems, project and events coordination experience, and extensive teaching and facilitation background for various learning styles. “The sale of the Voit Farm offers a rare opportunity to integrate an urban connection to the natural world to build more strength, collaboration, and resilience for residents, environment, and the City as a whole.”
Abby is a building products engineer at PFS TECO who holds degrees from UW-Madison and Madison College. She is a longtime advocate of cooperative housing, an all-weather biker, and aerial dancer. She currently serves on the boards of Freewheel Bicycle Collective, Madison Area Cooperative Housing Alliance (MACHA), and Sunny Side Development.
Paul Schechter is an environmental activist, entrepreneur and real estate professional. He went to UW-Madison and the University of Edinburgh for undergraduate and graduate school respectively. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Sunny Side Development and sits on the board of several housing nonprofits.
Jevon Diming is a youth mentor who founded Pierre Outreach Services, an organization that creates safe spaces for black girls who need help overcoming troubles at home, at school or in their peer groups.
With an eternal zest for natural truths and desires for a better world, Lance pursued a BS/MS in physics and a lifetime of activism. His widely ranging path includes teaching math and physics in high school and college, managing radiation safety at a nuclear weapons facility, running a pilot for Madison’s recycling program, and serving as Wisconsin DNR’s ozone depletion specialist/regulator. Posing as “Mr. Green Genes,” Lance gave over 150 talks on Reduce-Reuse-Recycle, mostly to K-12 classes. He helped start up the Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice and Sustainability and spent years on the board and newsletter editor and has served on the SASY Neighborhood council. Now in retirement mode, Lance stays active on the Friends of Starkweather Creek board and Sustainable Madison Committee, while often paddling, biking and hiking around our beautiful state. He envisions our community embracing a healthy communion of sustainable development, natures wonders and personal joy.
David has lived in Madison over 20 years after graduating from UW-Madison with a degree in political science. He is passionate about social justice issues and affordable housing as he has personally experienced hardships in these areas as a gay, black male who experienced homelessness. David would like to see would like to see a world where we all excel from our talents and are not held back by silly societal constructions.
Our Board ratified bylaws are located here.
Join the Board!
If you are interested in serving on the Board, please visit our Board application page.