John Boller, Project Director
For the past six years, John Boller has served as Executive Director of the Coralville Community Food Pantry and has contributed to many hunger-relief and food access initiatives at both the local and state levels. As co-founder and project director of Grow: Johnson County, John's role involves fundraising/development, volunteer recruitment/scheduling, partnerships, and communications/marketing.
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Jason Grimm, Production Manager
Jason Grimm is a Food Systems Planner with Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development and is the owner and operator of Grimm Family Farms. After providing a wealth of knowledge to help this project get off the ground, Jason will continue to serve as our Production Manager, coordinating all food production at the farm site.
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Jake Kundert, Production Manager
Jake Kundert is Local Food Associate with Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development. Jake has worked on small and medium-sized fruit, vegetable, and livestock farms and on food-related projects in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, the Gambia, and Italy, as well as various direct-to-consumer vegetable farms in Eastern Iowa. He has experience leading specialty crop research, farmers market manager training, and food entrepreneurship development.
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Michi Lopez, Packshed Manager
Michi Lopez (Michi sounds like "Peachy") is the Packshed Manager with Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development. Michi started with Iowa Valley RC&D as an apprentice for the 2018 growing season. Michi has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and recently finished working as the Student Environmental Systems Operator for the University of Iowa Water Plant. She is passionate about food access, educating volunteers & community members about cultivation and harvest activities, and supporting hunger relief.