brett at rtcinfo.org
Brett Olson is co-founder and the Creative Director at Renewing the Countryside. He works on community and local foods system development and designs and manages Green Routes. Brett also hosts Local Food Hero radio. He has been working as an art director and designer for fifteen years, starting as a designer at a small design firm in Minneapolis, and then opening his own business. Brett has designed many printed advertising and media campaigns for both non-profit and corporate clients. As one of the founders, Brett has been involved in much of the planning and organizing and promotion of Renewing the Countryside since it's beginning. Brett lives with Jan and their two kids in St. Paul.
Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko
Lisa and John are co-founders of the RuralRenaissance Network and co-authors of the book, "Rural Renaissance: Renewing the Quest for the Good Life" and numerous others. They live on their farm in Wisconsin, where they operate the nationally recognized Inn Serendipity, and grow organically for market and for themselves. Known for their contemporary approach to more sustainable living, the husband and wife duo share their farm with their son, two llamas, a flock of chickens, and millions of ladybugs.