In 2007, Re:Vision started as two cool college kids with one big vision… and one haircut from the 1970’s.
Over the years, Re:Vision has grown like a good idea whose time has come, with over 300 gardening families welcoming one of ten Re:Vision Promotoras into their homes to talk about health, nutrition, and wellness. We recently bought a promising neighborhood lot (i.e. a former junk yard about to undergo a ground breaking metamorphosis). And our commercial kitchen is whirring with trainers being trained and dips being dipped.
This exciting growth includes seven new members of our team. You can read their formal bios here. To learn surprising facts that they would never share in their bios, read on…
Let’s start by saying, “Dumela,” to Lindsay Kuck (which is Setswana for “hello!”). Lindsay speaks Tswana from living in Botswana for over two years as part of the Peace Corps. Beyond Botswana, Lindsay has traveled to over 23 countries and climbed to the top of over twenty 14,000 ft peaks in Colorado, making her an avid explorer (and skilled number tallier!). Lindsay has also graduated from cosmetology school and brews beer, making her skills in high demand by everyone in the office.
Becoming our 11th Promotora, Maria Coronado comes to Re:Vision with years of service in the Westwood community under her belt. She is originally from Tizapan el Alto Jalisco and is married with two sons. She is excited to be joining Re:Vision as a Promotora because she can move beyond her volunteer work and earn a living doing her passion of service.
Re:Vision’s new Program Director, Kristin Lacy comes to us from Guatemala, where she spent the past two and a half years co-founding a non-profit that works with local farmers. When she is not impressing everyone with her mad organizing, evaluation, and Spanish skills, she is crocheting hats and gloves (as we write this, we are hoping she will be fielding staff requests for hand warmers). Kristin loves to dance and once sung in a wedding band, a hobby we aim to see resurface at upcoming events.
Mirna Morales moved from Durango, Mexico to become a resident of Westwood and now a Promotora at Re:Vision. She has two kids and has always loved working with the land and the community. She believes that as a mother, it is her job to help and teach her children every day.
Megan Lloyd is Re:Vision’s new Food System’s Coordinator, and her first day is today! We didn’t think it would be fair to post too much about her on her first day of work, so instead, we offer a limerick. “Megan Lloyd, we welcome you. Life in Westwood has quite a view. You will love it here, Lindsay makes beer! We bet that you have fun skills too.”
If you stop by the office, chances are that you might meet our new part-time office pup Maya. Maya hails from a reservation in Arizona. She loves all people and treats, she spends her weekends skiing and eating snow, and on sunny days, she skateboards in the park.
Maya’s caretaker is Cat Jaffee, Re:Vision’s new Director of Communications and Public Affairs. Cat is a National Geographic Young Explorer and spent most of the last decade hunting honey in the South Caucasus. In her free time, she is training to read the news as a volunteer for KGNU (Colorado’s community radio station), and can be found sitting in the Re:Vision office after hours talking to herself through a Blue Yeti mic.
Re:Vision is growing beyond gardens, staff, and cooperative food spaces – we are becoming a larger community of friends and partners. Join one of our many events, and get to know every one of the incredible characters that make up this powerful network, of wedding singers, parents, and skateboarders.
Re:Vision is a community that believes in putting local leaders first, striving tirelessly to be inclusive, empathetic, creative, and collectively powerful. We are artists and visionaries, organizers and farmers. Are you interested in joining our ever-growing team? Check out some of our team openings here.