Rooted Carrot Advisory Council

We are extremely fortunate to have a talented group of community members serving on our Advisory Council. We are grateful for their support, and for the wealth of expertise and experience that they share with us! 

Rooted Carrot Advisory Council Members, 2020-2022

Kim Bear
Executive Director, Community Main Street


La Toshia Burrell
Co-Founder, Embrace; Secretary, Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition


DaQuan Campbell
Farmer/Social Entrepreneur, We Arose


Adriane Carlson
Regional Director, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach


Kim Cross

Principal, Bess Streeter Aldrich Elementary 


Cary Darrah

President/CEO, Grow Cedar Valley


Janelle Darst

Cedar Falls Schools


David Deeds

CFO, JSA Development; Instructor of Accounting, UNI.


Kaye Englin 

President and CEO, Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa


Kamyar Enshayan


Tara Estep 

Director, Cedar Falls Schools


Emily Hanson  

Waterloo Schools Foundation, Executive Director


Amy Hetherton

Division Director Brand, MercyOne


Gina Jorgensen 

Yoga Instructor


Kristi Marchesani 

Director of International Admissions, University of Northern Iowa


Jorge Marquez 

Engineer, John Deere 


Stephen Miller 

President, Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency


Mike Pipho 

Farmer, Entrepreneur, Retired John Deere Engineer


Linda Schachterle 

Retired entrepreneur


Bob Seymour


MaraBeth Soneson 

Acorn Advisors Marketing


Dee Vandeventer 

Retired business owner and community volunteer