Caroline came to AERO serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member from January 2011 to January 2012. She stayed on as the Membership and Communications Manager and in the Fall of 2013 became the Food & Agriculture Program Manager. Caroline comes to us with a deep-rooted belief in the value of community, a pressing need for local communities to once again be self-sufficient, and the great satisfaction that can come from living locally. Caroline is no stranger to community organizing; her experiences include work with non-profit and community groups at the Community Design Assistance Center in Blacksburg, Virginia and at the Catawba Sustainability Center. She has a degree in Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech. In addition to her position as Food and Agriculture Program Manager, she is the co-founder of Inside Edge Design, a Helena-based consulting business specializing in social and ecological design and graphic representation. Email Caroline
Nann Parrett is a former a high school English and Web/Graphic Design teacher from Portland, OR, with a professional background in journalism and publishing. She now lives in Helena, juggling many hats. In addition to working for AERO, she is a mom working from home as an online Adjunct instructor of English composition for the University of Great Falls. She is also founder of the non-profit group, Cultivate Helena, through which she shares her passion for education and gardening by developing community partnerships that work to provide gardening curriculum and programming for all ages. Nann also DJ’s a music show, The Juke-N-Jug, on 89.9 FM KGPR Great Falls.
Adam is currently a student at Montana State University Bozeman studying Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems with a focus in Agroecology. Adam has worked many jobs in many places, from shoveling hippo excrement in Langata, Kenya and harvesting sugar cane in Cartagena, Costa Rica to helping people climb trees in Portland, Oregon. Through all this he learned his greatest passions in life are nature, good music, good food, and good people, which eventually led him to Bozeman, Montana. Since moving to Montana he has become the secretary/treasurer of the MSU group Friends of Local Foods, and spent the summer of 2012 working on the MSU farm Townes Harvest. He is very excited to join AERO as an intern for the Abundant MT project. Email Adam