Rooted Carrot Advisory Council

The Rooted Carrot’s Advisory Council serves in an advisory capacity to the board of directors, providing feedback and guidance as it works to achieve the mission of the Co-op. The Council is made up of community leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, communications professionals, local food supporters, healthcare professionals, and others who donate their time and lend their expertise.

Council members are invited to serve at the request of the board, and meet 3-4 times per year.

Rooted Carrot Advisory Council Members, 2020-2022

Kim Bear
Community Main Street, Executive Director

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

DaQuan Campbell
We Arose, Farmer/Social Entrepreneur

Adriane Carlson
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Regional Director

Kim Cross
Bess Streeter Aldrich Elementary, Principal

Cary Darrah
Grow Cedar Valley, President/CEO

Janelle Darst
Cedar Falls Schools, Director of Communications & Community Relations

David Deeds
CFO, JSA Development, Instructor of Accounting, UNI.

Kaye Englin
President and CEO, Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

Kamyar Enshayan
Community Member

Tara Estep
Cedar Falls Schools, Executive Director of Enrichment and Special Programs

Emily Hanson
Waterloo Schools Foundation, Executive Director

Amy Hetherton
MercyOne, Divison Director  

Gina Jorgensen
Yoga Instructor

Kristi Marchesani
University of Northern Iowa, Director of International Admissions  

Jorge Marquez
John Deere, Engineer

Mike Pipho
Farmer, Entrepreneur, Retired John Deere Engineer

Linda Schachterle
Retired entrepreneur

Bob Seymour
Community Bank and Trust, Business Development Officer

MaraBeth Soneson
Acorn Advisors Marketing, President

Dee Vandeventer
Retired business owner and community volunteer