Beth Waterhouse
Chair of Renewing the Countryside Board of Directors
Executive Director - Oberholzer Foundation

Beth Waterhouse comes at the world of local foods and small farmers mostly as an 'enlightened' eater, but she also worked with organizations in that sector for 20 years in the 1980s and 1990s.  She was one of the founders of MISA, Minn Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, and head of The Minnesota Project, working with rural communities throughout the state.  Beth has been chair of the Renewing the Countryside board of directors since 2011.  She is currently the executive director of the Ernest Oberholtzer Foundation, upholding the lifelong legacy of Oberholtzer, a wilderness advocate who helped to make the BWCAW a reality.  The organization manages Mallard Island in Rainy Lake.  Beth lives with her husband, Don Maronde, in Excelsior, Minnesota.  


Jean Andreasen
Executive Administrative Specialist - North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Prescott Bergh
Owner - Simply Native Foods
Julie Barton