MFCC Board of Directors

Mark Florenz, Archway Farm Mark grew up in Maine where his parents raised beef animals and grew vegetables. As a result, he developed a lifelong interest in agricultural activities. After graduating Williams College with a math degree and achieving his actuarial designation, Mark took his love of farming to a new level, and raises pigs and chickens, and grows as many fruits and vegetables as he can on his land, Archway Farm. Mark is active in the community including serving on Keene's Agricultural Commission and the Cheshire Fair Association Board of Directors

Mark Florenz, Archway Farm

Mark grew up in Maine where his parents raised beef animals and grew vegetables. As a result, he developed a lifelong interest in agricultural activities. After graduating Williams College with a math degree and achieving his actuarial designation, Mark took his love of farming to a new level, and raises pigs and chickens, and grows as many fruits and vegetables as he can on his land, Archway Farm. Mark is active in the community including serving on Keene's Agricultural Commission and the Cheshire Fair Association Board of Directors

Stacy Gambrel, Monadnock Conservancy Stacy is a conservation project manager at the Monadnock Conservancy. Prior to moving to Keene, she worked for Maine Farmland Trust where she helped conserve hundreds of acres of Maine farmland. She also studied sustainable agriculture in Cuba, helped to start a community garden, and is an avid gardener. Stacy holds a B.A. in Urban Planning from Michigan State University and a M. S. in Public Administration from the Univ. of Maine. In her free time, she loves doing anything that takes her outside, including cycling, hiking, camping traveling and cross-country skiing.

Stacy Gambrel, Monadnock Conservancy

Stacy is a conservation project manager at the Monadnock Conservancy. Prior to moving to Keene, she worked for Maine Farmland Trust where she helped conserve hundreds of acres of Maine farmland. She also studied sustainable agriculture in Cuba, helped to start a community garden, and is an avid gardener. Stacy holds a B.A. in Urban Planning from Michigan State University and a M. S. in Public Administration from the Univ. of Maine. In her free time, she loves doing anything that takes her outside, including cycling, hiking, camping traveling and cross-country skiing.

Heidi Bukoski Although Heidi is relatively new to New Hampshire, she has been around agriculture her entire life. As a teenager she was involved in both 4-H and FFA. She received her BS in Animal Science from Michigan State University as an undergraduate. After spending time in various states being married and raising 3 sons and 1 daughter, Heidi returned to school in North Carolina, where she received her Associates Degree in Sustainable Agriculture. Heidi also spent two years working full time for a small local dairy that made award winning cheeses at Chapel Hill Creamery. Since moving to NH, Heidi has been employed by the Community Kitchen as their Community Garden Harvester and helped with their gleaning program. She currently is employed by the WS Badger Company in Gilsum as their Garden Coordinator and also helps to host the ecology workshops related to Biodynamics. Heidi enjoys being an active member of both NOFA and The Biodynamic Association. Locally, Heidi he is on the board of The Sustainability Project and MFCC. 

Heidi Bukoski

Although Heidi is relatively new to New Hampshire, she has been around agriculture her entire life. As a teenager she was involved in both 4-H and FFA. She received her BS in Animal Science from Michigan State University as an undergraduate. After spending time in various states being married and raising 3 sons and 1 daughter, Heidi returned to school in North Carolina, where she received her Associates Degree in Sustainable Agriculture. Heidi also spent two years working full time for a small local dairy that made award winning cheeses at Chapel Hill Creamery. Since moving to NH, Heidi has been employed by the Community Kitchen as their Community Garden Harvester and helped with their gleaning program. She currently is employed by the WS Badger Company in Gilsum as their Garden Coordinator and also helps to host the ecology workshops related to Biodynamics. Heidi enjoys being an active member of both NOFA and The Biodynamic Association. Locally, Heidi he is on the board of The Sustainability Project and MFCC. 

 
Julie davenson, Stonewall Farm

Julie davenson, Stonewall Farm

Beth Hodge, Echo Farm Pudding Beth is one of the family founders of Echo Farm Puddings in Hinsdale, NH. In 2001, Echo Farm was proud to become the first Certified Humane dairy farm in the United States. Currently, Beth is Dairy Farm Manager and Director of Customer Services of Echo Farm Pudding. She is active in NH Farm Bureau, serves on the Standards Committee of Humane Farm Animal Care, actively involved in Echo Farm's 4-H Club and shows her Milking Shorthorn cows at state, regional and national shows; including the World Dairy Expo. 

Beth Hodge, Echo Farm Pudding

Beth is one of the family founders of Echo Farm Puddings in Hinsdale, NH. In 2001, Echo Farm was proud to become the first Certified Humane dairy farm in the United States. Currently, Beth is Dairy Farm Manager and Director of Customer Services of Echo Farm Pudding. She is active in NH Farm Bureau, serves on the Standards Committee of Humane Farm Animal Care, actively involved in Echo Farm's 4-H Club and shows her Milking Shorthorn cows at state, regional and national shows; including the World Dairy Expo. 

Mary Jensen Mary is currently working towards her Doctorate at the University of New Hampshire. Prior to returning to school, Mary was the Campus Sustainability Officer at Keene State College, where she worked on a wide range of institutional issues, including food, energy and water waste, green buildings and sustainable transportations as well as management of student sustainability programs.  Mary cultivates a large garden and supplements her garden bounty with local honey, cheese, milk, eggs and many other delicious local foods.

Mary Jensen

Mary is currently working towards her Doctorate at the University of New Hampshire. Prior to returning to school, Mary was the Campus Sustainability Officer at Keene State College, where she worked on a wide range of institutional issues, including food, energy and water waste, green buildings and sustainable transportations as well as management of student sustainability programs. 
Mary cultivates a large garden and supplements her garden bounty with local honey, cheese, milk, eggs and many other delicious local foods.

 
Amanda littleton, Cheshire County conservation district Amanda is District Manager of the CCCD and a graduate of Antioch University New England's Environmental Studies program with a M.S. in Environmental Education. Prior, she completed a B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology at the University of Rhode Island. Before coming to the CCCD, she held positions in various public outreach and education roles promoting agriculture and the study and conservation of the natural environment. She currently chairs the Localvore Project in the Monadnock region, and is a board member for the Hannah Grimes Center and Monadnock Sustainability Network.

Amanda littleton, Cheshire County conservation district

Amanda is District Manager of the CCCD and a graduate of Antioch University New England's Environmental Studies program with a M.S. in Environmental Education. Prior, she completed a B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology at the University of Rhode Island. Before coming to the CCCD, she held positions in various public outreach and education roles promoting agriculture and the study and conservation of the natural environment. She currently chairs the Localvore Project in the Monadnock region, and is a board member for the Hannah Grimes Center and Monadnock Sustainability Network.

Tricia Wadleigh, Healthy Monadnock Tricia is Partner Manager in the Center for Population Health Strategy and Practice ant CMC/DHK. She provides technical assistance and resources to community partners in the Greater Monadnock region. She worked on several grants and projects such as disaster animal response to Narcan education. Tricia grew up in New Hampshire and completed her Bachelors' degree at the University of Tampa before working for the Arizona Center for Disease Control and Prevention. She holds a M.S. in Public Health from University of New Hampshire. In her free time, she loves to do anything with family and friends including long weekend vacations involving anything outside. 

Tricia Wadleigh, Healthy Monadnock

Tricia is Partner Manager in the Center for Population Health Strategy and Practice ant CMC/DHK. She provides technical assistance and resources to community partners in the Greater Monadnock region. She worked on several grants and projects such as disaster animal response to Narcan education. Tricia grew up in New Hampshire and completed her Bachelors' degree at the University of Tampa before working for the Arizona Center for Disease Control and Prevention. She holds a M.S. in Public Health from University of New Hampshire. In her free time, she loves to do anything with family and friends including long weekend vacations involving anything outside. 

ROE-ANN TASOULAS, DIRECTOR, MFCC Growing up on her family's sheep and cattle ranch in New Mexico instilled a life-long interest in sustainable ranching and farming practices. After completing a B.A. in Political Science at Colorado College, she matriculated for a Masters in Communication at the University of New Mexico where she met her husband, John.  Over the last 28 years, she has worked in nonprofit management, event production, development and communications for various organizations including:  MoCo Arts, Center Stage, Monadnock Family Services and Grand Monadnock Arts Council. Prior to MFCC, Roe-Ann served as Development and Communication Director for Land For Good. She coaches basketball, volunteers at the Cheshire Co. Women's Correctional Facility, plays music, is a freelance writer, traveler and mother of two. 

ROE-ANN TASOULAS, DIRECTOR, MFCC

Growing up on her family's sheep and cattle ranch in New Mexico instilled a life-long interest in sustainable ranching and farming practices. After completing a B.A. in Political Science at Colorado College, she matriculated for a Masters in Communication at the University of New Mexico where she met her husband, John. 
Over the last 28 years, she has worked in nonprofit management, event production, development and communications for various organizations including:  MoCo Arts, Center Stage, Monadnock Family Services and Grand Monadnock Arts Council. Prior to MFCC, Roe-Ann served as Development and Communication Director for Land For Good. She coaches basketball, volunteers at the Cheshire Co. Women's Correctional Facility, plays music, is a freelance writer, traveler and mother of two.