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. Rebeccah has served nonprofit boards since 2013. She dreamt up The Landerholmstead in 2015 while pursuing her Permaculture Design Certificate from Bastyr University. She is a busy mom of three and employed with the Poulsbo Farmers Market. In her free time, she loves photography and working in her garden. Rebeccah is a co-founder and 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 rights and animal rights, and he spends as much time as possible with his dogs. He is a co-founder and has served on the Board since 2016.
Treasurer of the Board ~ Matt Martello lives in the Norristown, PA area. He graduated from Kutztown University with a B.S. in Biology: Molecular/Micro/Cell and Minors in Math and Biochemistry. Matt works as a Scientist testing Varicella Vaccines for Merck. He loves math and science and applying them in his everyday life. Matt enjoys exercise, travel, reading, bartending, giving back to the community, spending time with friends/family, and chess. Matt has served on the Board since 2020.
Director of Membership ~ Nick Griffin currently lives in Seattle. 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 has served on the board since 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 has served on the Board since 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 has served on the Board since 2018.
General Board Member ~ Mya Kerner is a multidisciplinary artist in Seattle. In 2011, she received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture and Environmental Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art. After moving to Seattle, she completed a Certificate in Holistic Landscape Design at Bastyr University. Mya maintains a full-time studio practice where she responds to her studies in permaculture and ecology. She also runs a small garden design business. Mya has served on the Board since 2018.
General Board Member ~ Jordyne Perry is a Washingtonian, born and raised. She has worked with children since she was a child herself and feels that children are our greatest treasures. She also believes in fighting for social justice and there is no better place to start than with our children. She has worked in childcare for the last 10 years as a nanny, para educator and preschool teacher. She spends her free time with family and friends and spends hours online looking for dogs to adopt and speaking up for BIPOC.