Welcome Jenn Miranda to the Board!

We are pleased to announce the addition of another voice to our Board of Directors: Jenn Miranda. Jenn was inducted at our Q1 meeting in 2021 as a General Board Member.

Jenn is an amateur farmer, plant lover, and mental wealth enthusiast. As a mindfulness mentor and certified yoga/meditation instructor, Jenn is on a mission to help others enhance the quality of their lives. Her passion for sustainability not only of the health and happiness of others but also of the planet are her driving force for being part of Revive EcoVillage.

You can learn more about Jenn on her Instagram or Website.

The Board of Directors accept rolling applications and review them as they are received. Our minimum number of Directors is 3, and we have no maximum number. If you are interested in volunteering your time on the Board, please Contact Us or fill out our Online Application.

Meet Revive EcoVillage

The last year has been one of such growth for us! Our Board has grown, our purpose is renewed, and many big changes are coming: starting with our name.

The original name, The Landerholmstead, was dreamt up in a class at Bastyr University when I (Rebeccah) first started putting pen to paper regarding this unusual idea. I envisioned a self-sufficient farm with just my family, but the vision grew as I learned about permaculture and reflected on my deepest, sincerest wishes for our region. The marriage of a permaculture site and a charity tackling homelessness simply made sense. So I shared the idea, found support in those closest to me, and soon formed the Board of Directors.

Fast forward half a decade. As the business gained more support, I started to feel like the name was incongruent with our work… while catchy, straightforward, and of course a nod to my ancestors, the name was inherently ego-driven: one naming my family and making us seem like a central part of the organization. While I’ll always be the dreamer who came up with this plan, my hope for our organization is that we blossom into a force for positive change. We are not a private Foundation funded by my family; we are a state nonprofit (hopefully soon a federal one). Any focus on one individual or family isn’t consistent with what I want to help build.

While this idea milled around my head, I had a difficult but vital conversation with a number of Indigenous persons, where I learned that the word “homestead” itself can be harmful to them and their communities. The Homestead Act of 1862 gave stolen Indigenous land away to white farmers, and most of this land has never been returned to the communities that were forced off of it. This Act is just one example among many of atrocities towards Indigenous people associated with this word. That conversation sealed the deal for us – we needed a name change that would not trigger such harmful associations for Indigenous people.

The Board thoughtfully went through an evaluation process together where we considered dozens of options, variations, and phrases and how we perceived them individually or collectively. We settled on the name Revive EcoVillage, and we hope that it conveys the same sense of powerful hope to you as it did to us. Our name change must be filed with the state before it takes legal effect, and once we have that confirmation from the State of Washington you’ll be able to find it on our Public Documents page.

I’m proud to retire the name The Landerholmstead, which served us well in our beginning but no longer suits who we want to be. And as I alluded in the beginning of this post, this is just one of many major upheavals and announcements we’re excited to bring to the public in the coming months. Thank you for your support thus far and for continuing to join us on our journey!

Welcome our New Treasurer!

We are pleased to announce that we are welcoming a new Treasurer to the Board: Mathew Martello. Learn about the entire Board of Directors here.

Mathew Martello, BS (Treasurer of the Board)

Matt lives in the Norristown, PA area. He graduated from Kutztown University in 2013 with a B.S. in Biology: Molecular/Micro/Cell and two Minors in Math and Biochemistry. Matt works as a Scientist testing Varicella Vaccines for Merck in West Point, PA. He loves math and science and tries to apply them in his everyday life. “There are so many amazing things that I enjoy in this world because of the science and math behind them.” In Matt’s free time he likes to exercise, travel, read, bartend, give back to the community, spend time with friends/family, and play chess. Matt was voted in to the Board during our Q2 meeting April 22, 2020, and he will be inducted at our Q3 meeting July 15, 2020.

Welcome Mathew!

While we have no open positions at the moment, Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please Apply Online or Contact Us for more information.


© THE LANDERHOLMSTEAD, 2020

Finalized 2018 Board of Directors

We recently inducted our final additions to the 2018 Board: Amelia Herbst and Nick Griffin. Learn about the entire Board of Directors here.

Amelia Herbst, MS, BS (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.

Nick Griffin, BA (Director of Membership)

Nick 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.

In addition to welcoming Amelia and Nick to the Board, Oliver Smith (a Founder) voluntarily resigned from the Board to prevent any actual or implied conflict-of-interest with his wife, Rebeccah Landerholm, who is President of the Board. We are grateful for his contributions to our Incorporation and establishment, and he will continue to serve as an Officer and Manager of the corporation.

Welcome Amelia and Nick!

While we have no open positions at the moment, Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please Apply Online or Contact Us for more information.


© THE LANDERHOLMSTEAD, 2018

2018 Board of Directors

We are proud to announce that we are expanding our Board from the 3 Founders to include 6 new Directors. We are staggering their elections to prevent each position becoming vacant simultaneously, and will continue to announce them as they are inducted. Please join us in welcoming our newest Board members!

Steven Garcia, BBA (Treasurer) ~

Steven was born in New York City: the second of three children. 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 also enjoy reading books and helping people, even in the smallest ways.

 

Marguerite Humphrey, M.Ed, BA
(General Board Member) ~

Marguerite grew up on a Texas farm but has lived in Seattle for decades. She was a Montessori teacher and administrator for 30 years. After retiring, she pursued Permaculture education at Bastyr University. In addition to serving on the Board, she is The Landerholmstead’s Farm Manager. Marguerite categorizes herself as a lifelong-learner and is curious about all things sustainability. She is a loving and playful gardener, mother, and  grandmother.

Welcome Steven and Marguerite!

While we have no open positions at the moment, Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please Apply Online or Contact Us for more information.


© THE LANDERHOLMSTEAD, 2018