Josh Stoltz at Grow Benzie

JOSH STOLTZ
Executive Director

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." -Albert Einstein

josh@GrowBenzie.org
Full bio here...

 

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Delaney ryde
Americorps vista

Delaney loves eating good food and hanging out with the bees!

delaney@GrowBenzie.org

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Lisa richter
Farmers market manager

"Shake the hand that feeds you"

-Michael Pollan

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Kathy ross
Days for girls Team leader

"Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights."

— Hillary Rodham Clinton

 
 
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emily votruba
Mifibershed ringleader

Emily created MiFiberShed in 2017 and raises rabbits.

 
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pam reynolds
Farmer-in-Chief

Pam retired from the world of accounting to start her own farm after graduating from MSU Organic Farm School.

 

 

 

Carol bontekoe
farmer

Carol is a farmer, thru hiker, and dog momma who grows good food.  

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Betsy Evans Grow Benzie

Betsy Evans (President)
Business Development Director, Alliance for Economic Success; Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, 2010-Present; Current chair of the Joyfield Township Planning Commission
and Lakes to Land Communities for Collective Action

Mike Zielinski (Vice-President)
Director of Facilities and Maintenance, Benzie County Central Schools

Scott Harrison (Treasurer/Secretary)
Former CEO for Lifespace Communities, Inc.; MA in Hospital Healthcare Administration

Bernie Ware
Owner/Operator of Ware Farm, practicing organic farming methods; Small Farms Conference Planning Committee; MSU Extension and AgBioResearch Council Member

Rory Heckman
Retired law enforcement administrator; formerly with Benzie County, Cities of Mt. Pleasant and Kalamazoo, Michigan

Bryan Langfeffer
Attorney for Olson, Bzdok Howard; Director on the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association; member of the Frankfort Rotary