Lynn is the Founding Director of UWGB’s Center for Food in Community and Culture, co-editor of Critical Food Issues: Problems and State of the Art Solutions. She grew up on a farm and worked her way through school as a cook at the Green Lantern Co-Op restaurant in Madison, WI.
"My experience and passion for promoting healthy, local food will help sustain the time-consuming and complicated project of developing New Leaf Foods as a thriving and vital community food resource hub and communication and educational center connecting consumers, growers, and artisan producers to support health and wellness, prosperous local farm and food businesses, good jobs, equitable communities, and a thriving local food economy."
Mallaidh is a farmer and a marketer. As the owner of MJM Farm Marketing LLC, she helps farmers, ranchers, and rural business owners sow and grow their marketing efforts. She is passionate about connecting farmers and consumers to create a thriving local food system.
During her free time you can find Mallaidh hanging out with her cows, baking something new with sourdough, or buried deep in yet another home renovation project.
LuTia Colbert grew up in Dallas, TX, making the big decision to move to Appleton, WI for college because she wanted to put herself out in the world, and knew that Lawrence University was the right place to do so. She graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in English & minors in Creative Writing and Ancient Greek. She loves music, books, TV, and movies - which couples well with her love of writing my own stories and songs. She loves to hike in her spare time and is teaching herself Dutch and Spanish, as she finds it very exciting to learn new skills and be a lifelong student.
She is currently a masters student in UW Green Bay’s Sustainable Management Program and resides in Green Bay, WI with her husband Zach and Blue Heeler Aesop.
Braedon Richlen is Communications Coordinator based out of Green Bay, WI. He graduated with a degree in Communication & Media Studies from St. Norbert College in the spring of 2023. Growing up, Braedon helped with the family photography business, and now he is running a business of his own (Cottontail Candy, LLC). Every day, he applies what he learned from previous endeavors such as music, photography, and healthcare, to his volunteering at New Leaf Foods, Inc.
In the future, Braedon hopes to become a Marketing and Communications Manager after getting his Master’s in Business Administration with a specialty in Marketing.
Hi, my name is Melissa Wass, and I am so excited to have been asked to join New Leaf Foods! A little about my background: I grew up in the Green Bay area and left when I was 18 to serve 4 years in the Air Force. During that time I worked as a medic, mostly stateside but I did one deployment in Iraq where I had the opportunity to help teach local nationals basic EMT skills. I also during that time was able to get my Bachelors degree in Business Management. After our time in service was complete, my husband and I moved back to the Green Bay area. I worked for a while in management and then went back to school to be a nurse. During school I worked as a traveling CNA, then a prison nurse. Once I completed school I worked in nursing homes and then home health until the pandemic when I decided to stay home full time with our 2 kids.
Vicki has been contributing content to New Leaf Foods for several years an a variety of topics., including blog posts, recipes and her gardening expertise.