INFORMATION ABOUT US

OUR VALUES

- Environmentally Conscious
- Agriculturally Innovative
- Being of Service
- Community-Based Gardens
- Learning Focused

Board Members

Fern Ward
Bio

Fern is a former executive assistant to the president of American Airlines and former chair of Legislative District 27 for the Maricopa County Democratic Party. She has a B.A. in Education and currently serves on the board of multiple nonprofits in Laveen.

Andy Lombard
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Andy Lombard is an Entrepreneur and the Executive Vice President of Innovation, Venture Development, & Small Business at the Arizona Commerce Authority.

At age 19, Andy interned at Motorola, then went on to lead Motorola Asia and later became a corporate VC @ MOT Ventures. He then led M&A for Silicon Valley based Adaptive Broadband (NASDAQ: ADAP) and was instrumental in the stock price increase from $6 to $205 in 24 months. In 2000, he founded airBand, a VC-backed company (Battery, SevinRosen, Cisco) and built it to over $400M exit valuation. Andy’s awards include: E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist; CEO World Award 2014; Executive of the Year 2013; President George W. Bush High-Tech CEO Forum; Red Herring Top 10 Wireless Startups 2002. Andy helped create ACA’s Arizona Innovation Challenge and Venture Ready Accelerator. In his down time, Andy is a volunteer Ski Patrol @Brighton Ski Resort, Utah.

Scott McDaniel
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Scott is the director of finance at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a Massachusetts think tank focused on providing creative solutions to economic, social, and environmental challenges such as food scarcity and spatial inequality. He was formerly a controller at Phoenix Art Museum, and more recently Director of Finance and Administration for Scottsdale Arts.

Dr. Joseph Roselle
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Dr. Roselle has been an active educator for over 20 years. His philosophy is to solve community based problems with community based solutions. Dr. Roselle consistently applies his experience, the knowledge acquired from his three advanced degrees in education to bring people together. Dr. Roselle currently serves as the Chair Person for the City of Phoenix’s Youth and Education Commission, the President of the Laveen Lions, the Executive Director of PBISAz, the Facilitator of the Laveen Community Action Committee, a founding member of the South Mountain Chamber of Commerce and a Chief Science Officers Coordinator.

Shoshana Korrub
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Coming soon...

Scott Cloutier
Bio

Scott Cloutier is an Assistant Professor, Walton Sustainability Fellow and Senior Sustainability Scholar within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. He is focused on charting a new course for sustainability to maximize opportunities for happiness. Scott’s experience and expanding research agenda revolve around three key elements: (1) Sustainable Urban/Neighborhood Development research designed to integrate community development subsystems (e.g. water, waste, energy, transportation, business and economic development) to maximize community well-being through sustainable interventions; (2) Qualitative and Quantitative Mixed Method research designed to explore and reflect human/built-and-natural-environment/sustainability connections from both subjective and objective perspectives; and (3) Theoretical Processes research around constructs of quality of life, community well-being, subjective well-being (happiness), hedonia, eudaimonia and biological underpinnings.

Scott currently leads the Sustainable Neighborhoods for Happiness™ (SNfH) project - a multi-year research, teaching and applied sustainability solutions effort to improve neighborhood well-being and the happiness of residents living within. The SNfH is a partnership between universities, local municipalities, city officials, non-profit organizations, businesses, faculty, staff and students. His work takes him to neighborhoods in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, Guatemala and Denmark. He works closely with partners and residents to identify pressing sustainability issues and, through participatory processes, develops and applies culturally sensitive solutions that maximize opportunities for happiness.

Scott is the developer of the Sustainable Neighborhoods for Happiness Index (SNHI): a tool used to assess and compare how well individual cities, towns, neighborhoods and communities of any size embrace sustainable practices and how these practices translate to opportunities for residents to pursue happiness. He is also the founder of the Sustainable Neighborhoods for Happiness Research Consortium (sn4hrc). Prior to ;joining the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Scott served six years in the United States Navy, earned a Bachelors and Masters degree from the University of New Hampshire, his doctorate from Cornell University and spent a year at the University of Georgia as a postdoctoral researcher. His prior teaching experiences include engineering and sustainability courses at a charter high school and college level math, engineering, environmental science, sustainability, and community development courses both in a classroom and online format. He is constantly driven to shift the focus of sustainability to enhancing neighborhood well-being, resilience and opportunities for happiness through intentional design and retrofit.