The Board of Directors control and manage the affairs and operations of the Corporation. Directors are required to perform duties in good faith. They are responsible for setting overall priorities and ensuring that resources are used wisely in pursuit of the organization’s mission.
President of the Board ~ Rebeccah Landerholm is a Seattleite passionate about sustainability and human rights advocacy. She dreamt up The Landerholmstead in 2015 while pursuing her Permaculture Design Certificate from Bastyr University. She is employed with Bastyr’s Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations. In her free time, she loves inexpensive travel and working in her garden. She has served on the Board since 2016.
Vice President of the Board ~ Dillon Stickle currently lives in his hometown of Bethlehem, PA. He hopes to join his fellow founders in Seattle in the near future. For several years after college, he wrote and edited for a Physical Therapy magazine. He is a devoted activist for LGBTQIA and animal rights, and he spends as much time as possible with his dogs. He has served on the Board since 2016.
Treasurer ~ Steven Garcia was born in New York City. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2004 where he went to High School and achieved his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He has worked in public accounting for several years, for a top 15 Accounting Firm, Baker Tilly. He loves to travel; listen to music; and spend time with his family, friends, and girlfriend. He was inducted to the Board in April 2018.
Director of Membership ~ Nick Griffin currently lives in Seattle, WA. After leaving active duty in the U.S. Marines in 2009, he studied Sociology at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. He believes holistic approaches at the community level are key to solving much larger issues. Nick works as a Global Security and Intelligence professional and in his free time enjoys being in nature as much as possible. Nick was inducted into the board in May 2018.
General Board Member ~ Julia Davis currently resides in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. Julia received both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Social Work from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She is a community builder and advocate for our most vulnerable populations. In her free time Julia enjoys painting, seeking out new experiences, and spending time with family. Julia was inducted to the Board in May 2018.
General Board Member ~ Mya Kerner is a multidisciplinary artist based in Seattle, WA. In 2011, she received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture and Environmental Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. After moving to Seattle, she completed a Certificate in Holistic Landscape Design at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. Currently, Mya maintains a full-time studio practice in which she responds to her studies in permaculture and ecology. She also runs a small garden design business. Mya was inducted to the Board in May 2018.
General Board Member ~ Amelia Herbst is a clinical psychology doctoral student living in Pennsylvania. Her work and research focuses on adolescent therapy, interpersonal violence, crisis intervention, and community mental health. She uses her work to advocate for mental health needs at the local and state levels. In Amelia’s free time, she enjoys podcasts, gaming, and spending time with friends and family. She was inducted to the Board in May 2018.