PhD, MS, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. BS, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA.
Chairperson, Sustainable Farming and Food Systems Program; Farm Education Director; Adjunct Instructor; Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, NY. Program Evaluation Contractor, Department of Sustainability Studies; Research Assistant, Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation, and Resource Studies; Research Assistant, Institute for Food and Agricultural Standards; Research Associate, Land Policy Program; Michigan State University. Founder, Developer, and Administrator, Beginningfarmers.org. Senior Agronomist, VAMTech LLC, Lansing, MI.
Past member, Leonardo Academy—American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Sustainable Agriculture Practice Standard Development Committee. Past chair, Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance Policy Committee. Past chair and member, Michigan Food and Farming Systems Agricultural Stewardship Committee. Past member, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Organic Committee and Policy Committee. Former vice chair, Board of Directors, Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance.
U.S. Patent, Method and Composition for Tree Root Colonization, 2006.