Tim is an Idaho native from Twin Falls, and has worked in the sustainability field for over 7 years. He developed a passion for sustainability and sustainable agriculture while serving as an Agroforestry Extension Agent in Zambia, Africa with the United States Peace Corps. Tim holds a Master of Arts degree in Sustainable Communities from Northern Arizona University (NAU). While there Tim trained graduate and undergraduate students in garden construction and maintenance, and facilitated relationship development with local elementary schools in Flagstaff with NAU's School Garden Action Research Team. Prior to returning back to Idaho, Tim worked as the Environmental Protection Specialist for the Flagstaff Area National Monuments and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area for the National Park Service. Currently Tim is a Board of Director for the Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture (ICSA) and the Executive Director of Buy Extension. When not working or volunteering, Tim enjoys being outdoors camping and fishing, traveling, gardening, cycling, and spending time with family and friends.
Bryan has a strong professional background in the social, economic, and environmental development of complex business organizations. For over a decade he has been working across a variety of roles in the sustainable development industry. McLaren holds a Bachelors of Business Administration (B.B.A.) with an emphasis on ethical studies from the University of San Diego, a Masters of Sustainability (M.A.) from Northern Arizona University, and is trained in sustainable architecture design with an accreditation as a Green Roof Professional (G.R.P.). In previous professional roles, McLaren has worked as a leader in the higher education industry as the Sustainability Manager for Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. While in Flagstaff, McLaren was appointment by the Mayor and City Council as a Flagstaff Sustainability Commissioner. Previously part of Waste Management’s Sustainability Consulting department, McLaren has lead strategic development and operational implementation of the Zero Waste programs at Arizona State University, an institution with over 85,000 students, faculty, and staff. McLaren now works as the Chief Executive Officer for Zoned Properties, where he intends to bring his experience in sustainable development and knowledge of Corporate Social Responsibility to ensure a profitable and sustainable future for the organization. He stated, "I am extremely excited about the opportunity to join Buy Extension's Board of Directors. I think this organization will do significantly valuable work over the next decade to increase sustainable agriculture, food availability, and wellness education for the communities in which it operates."
Jacob is an Idaho native, born and raised in the city of Boise. Growing up he spent his time camping, fishing, and exploring all of what Idaho has to offer. He gained an interest in local agriculture from working in the consumer produce industry for four years. Because of local produce available in Idaho, Jacob got to meet and work with different farmers in the area. Volunteering with Buy Extension gave him the opportunity to increase his knowledge in sustainable practices and help create collaborative relationships in the community. In his spare time Jacob likes to go cycling, watch “cult classic” movies, travel, and explore new music any chance he gets.
Hannah has a BS in Environmental Geoscience from the University of Oregon and is a Pacific Northwest native who grew up in a small town and developed a passion for the sustainable local food community. She worked directly with small farmers and producers while working at a locally-sourced food delivery start-up in Bellingham, Washington. When she moved to Boise four years ago Hannah gained experience as a producer at Peaceful Belly Farm. Currently Hannah works to connect local farms directly to local consumers as the produce buyer for the downtown Boise Co-op. Hannah is very passionate about connecting locally grown food to the community and wants to share her dedication for everything 'farm to table'. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys exploring Idaho through camping, hiking, biking, and skiing with her husband, Tom, and their golden retriever, Cascade.
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Come down to Payette Brewing Company and get to know Buy Extension (BE)!
BE focuses on developing sustainable communities within Idaho's Treasure Valley by promoting sustainable agriculture, celebrating art and artisans, and fostering a sense of community through relational development with farmers, gardeners, artisans and local operating markets. Our board members will be there with more information on how to get involved with BE and what our upcoming workshops and farm tours will be for the year.
Join us for an evening of great beer, cool people, and supporting an amazing asset to our community!