Annual meeting 2021

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Monday:  April 12th
7:00pm - 8:15pm

We will be voting in and welcoming our new board members, and hearing from Pam Hess, Executive Director, and Brendan Murtha, Farm Manager, who will discuss our growing practices and vision for the Farm’s future. All are welcome!

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Meeting Agenda

7:00 – 7:10pm: Welcome
Beth Marshdoyle, Board President 

7:10 – 7:30pm: Business Meeting & voting

  • Departing Board Members: Lauren Chacon, Gillan Hawkes
  • Re-electing existing Board Members: Travis Borden, Steffany Doolittle, Chris Sanzone
  • Board Member nomination: Emily Griset, Bob Glowachy, Brian Clymer
  • Slate of Officers: Beth Marshdoyle (President), Chris Sanzone (VP), Remke van Zadelhoff (Secretary), Barrett Yates-Mack (Treasurer) 

7:30 – 7:50pm: Farm Update
Pam Hess, Executive Director 

7:50 – 8:10pm Brendan Murtha: Land’s Sake Farm’s new Farm Manager 

  • Farming Land’s Sake Farm in 2021
  • Q&A 

8:10 – 8:15pm: Wrap-up 

Board Slate for 2021

Slate of New Lands' Sake Farm Board Members

Brian Clymer, is a Weston resident and has been a supporter of Land’s Sake for many years. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and Harvard Business School. Previously, Brian served in a variety of finance and operating roles including as: Vice President, Finance & Technology at The Mission Continues; Chief Operating Officer at Educators for Excellence; and Vice President, Strategic Finance at Iron Mountain. In addition, Brian was a Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group and served as Company Commander for the U.S. Army. In addition to Land’s Sake, Brian has been a mentor at Year Up and a volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

 

Bob Glowacky, is a resident of Wellesley and has been a supporter of Land’s Sake for over 20 years. Bob is happily retired after a long career in public relations and marketing at major medical centers in the greater Boston area. Most recently Bob served as a certified personal / master trainer at Boston Sports Club in Wellesley. In addition to Land’s Sake, Bob has been actively involved in other community organizations, including as Co-founder, University of Rochester Boston Alumni Association; Chairman, University of Rochester National Alumni Board; Board member, The Fund for Wellesley; a Wellesley Little League Coach; a Wellesley United Soccer Club Coach; and a Wellesley Village Church Art Teacher. 

 

Emily Griset, lives in Weston with her husband and two children. They all fell in love with Land’s Sake when they moved to town. A proud New Englander, Emily and her family enjoy spending time in the Berkshires, the White Mountains, and Maine’s Cranberry Isles. Emily is a Vice President & Investment Officer at Fiduciary Trust where she provides wealth management and trustee services for families and charitable organizations. Prior to that, Emily practiced as a trusts and estates attorney with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York and served as a Director at Citi Private Bank. In addition to Land’s Sake, Emily is actively involved in other community organizations, including: UNICEF’s Next Generation, the Phillips Academy Andover Development Board, Friends of Acadia, The Vincent Club, and The National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Slate of Board Members up for Renewal

Travis Borden, moved to Weston in 2012. Since then, he and his family, especially his two daughters, have fallen in love with Land’s Sake. It has become the central location in Weston for the Borden family to enjoy the outdoors, play with friends, climb trees, feed animals, and pick-up healthy locally grown food. This connection to the farm and Land’s Sake’s incredible mission, inspired Travis to join the Board. Travis brings over 16 years of experience as an investment banker and entrepreneur. He has advised clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies on a broad range of strategic and financial initiatives. In 2015 Travis founded a socially responsible investment bank called Keene Advisors that provides companies with strategic and financial advice and contributes a meaningful portion of its profits to charitable causes. Previously, Travis served on the Board of Directors of Wawa. Travis is a graduate of Boston College where he majored in Finance and Philosophy. 

 

Steffany Doolittle, Having grown up in Wellesley, but living out west for over 10 years, Steffany and her family came back to the area 10 years ago, finally settling in Weston. She and her husband, Peter, have 3 children. Steffany has a BA from University of Colorado at Denver and an MBA from Arizona State University. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Steffany worked at Cisco Systems for 10 years, traveling the world as program manager focusing on supply chain management/process improvement for worldwide manufacturing operations. While in Phoenix, Steffany received her yoga teacher certification and has taught in the local area as well as on the farm. She has been on the Land’s Sake’s Board since 2018 and continues to volunteer in her children’s schools. Her family enjoys all the farm has to offer! 

 

Chris Sanzone, his wife, Annika, and their two children have been huge fans of Land’s Sake Farm since they moved to Weston in 2010. Chris grew up in the Berkshires and always has enjoyed the outdoors, dating back to his early childhood when he spent countless hours with his Mom in their backyard vegetable garden. Chris and his family have enjoyed a little bit of everything at Land’s Sake -- flower and vegetable picking, tending chickens, gathering with friends, attending Summer Discovery programs, volunteering for end-of-season cleanup – as it has become an integral part of their lives over the past decade. He continues to be inspired by the Farm and those who also care so deeply about it, and looks forward to continuing to help Land’s Sake further its important mission, particularly in the area of hunger relief. Chris received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School. He has practiced as an employment lawyer since 1996, co-founding Sanzone McCarthy LLP in 2005 after nine years at a downtown firm. Chris serves on several other local non-profit boards, including the Weston Soccer Club, and when not at home or work, is likely to be found on a sports field in town. 

Slate of Officers

Beth Marshdoyle- President
Chris Sanzone - Vice President
Barrett Yates-Mack - Treasurer
Remke Van Zadelhoff - Secretary

 

Beth Marshdoyle, has been a Weston Resident for 24 years and has raised three sons in the town of Weston. Beth fell in love with Weston due to the rural farming area and in a large part due to her first interaction at Land’s Sake. The first time she walked onto the farm she picked strawberries and a bouquet of sunflowers with her three sons. From that day on she was hooked on Land’s Sake! Beth has a MS in Natural Resources and a B.S. in Environmental Science. Like other members of the board she shares in the mission of Lands Sake in stewardship, sustainability and a love of the outdoors. With 35 years of professional sales, marketing and development experience at Apple she plans to work with engaging other families and businesses in the community to become involved with Land’s Sake either as a member or through sponsorships. 

 

Chris Sanzone, his wife, Annika, and their two children have been huge fans of Land’s Sake Farm since they moved to Weston in 2010. Chris grew up in the Berkshires and always has enjoyed the outdoors, dating back to his early childhood when he spent countless hours with his Mom in their backyard vegetable garden. Chris and his family have enjoyed a little bit of everything at Land’s Sake -- flower and vegetable picking, tending chickens, gathering with friends, attending Summer Discovery programs, volunteering for end-of-season cleanup – as it has become an integral part of their lives over the past decade. He continues to be inspired by the Farm and those who also care so deeply about it, and looks forward to continuing to help Land’s Sake further its important mission, particularly in the area of hunger relief. Chris received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School. He has practiced as an employment lawyer since 1996, co-founding Sanzone McCarthy LLP in 2005 after nine years at a downtown firm. Chris serves on several other local non-profit boards, including the Weston Soccer Club, and when not at home or work, is likely to be found on a sports field in town. 

 

Remke van Zadelhoff, moved to Boston in 2012 with her husband and three daughters after having lived in Washington DC for 7 years and Amsterdam, the Netherlands before that. Cherishing the outdoors, community and environmental stewardship and education, she was psyched to discover Land’s Sake and soon became a frequent volunteer. With a background in corporate banking and sustainable development, Remke recently launched Good Clout Consulting, a sustainability consulting firm that offers strategy, certification and reporting services to support firms in their sustainability journey and scale their positive impact. Remke has an MA in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and an ALM in Sustainability & Environmental Management from Harvard. Always active in her community, Remke co-founded the Sustainable Weston Action Group (“SWAG”) in 2018 and has served on several local non-profit boards before joining the Land’s Sake Board in 2017. 

 

Barrett Yates-Mack, moved to Weston from the South End in 2010 with her husband, son and dog (her second child was born on the Weston Town Green shortly after they moved to town!). Barrett and Tim now have three children and live in a historic neighborhood on the north side of town. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of CrossLead, Inc., a management consulting firm focused on increasing adaptability and enhancing organizational performance within dispersed teams in complex environments, as discussed in their New York Times best-selling leadership and management book, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement in a Complex World. Previously, Barrett held several executive positions in finance, operations and real estate development and investing. Barrett serves as a Director on multiple non-profit and for-profit boards and in 2002, Barrett was one of the founding members of Adelante Now, an educational non-profit focused on combating low educational achievement levels in New Mexico. She has an MS from MIT and a BA from Cornell University. Barrett fell in love with the Land’s Sake’s open space, “getting dirty” with her kids on the farm and the food insecurity mission at Land’s Sake and is thrilled to serve on the Land’s Sake board. 

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