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Meet Maria: Q&A with Zero Waste’s new co-director

Meet Maria Bonner, Rural Action’s newest Zero Waste program co-director! Maria was previously the Zero Waste Program Manager, and she is stepping into this new ... Read More

Rural Action welcomes Johna Metcalf in new staff role

Like many staff members, Johna Metcalf’s journey to becoming a full-time Rural Action staff member began with serving through AmeriCorps. Before beginning her new ... Read More

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Joe Brehm to take on new role as CPO

The Plains, Ohio – Rural Action is excited to announce that Joe Brehm will be stepping into the role of Chief Program Officer. Brehm has ... Read More

New Rural Action staff member to expand native plant resources


Gary Conley recently joined Rural Action as the Native Plant Nursery Manager. As the manager of the newest social enterprise at Rural Action, Gary comes ... Read More

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Jilly Anderson is Multimedia Manager

Jilly Anderson joined Rural Action as the Multimedia Manager. Jilly came to Rural Action as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in January 2022 before transitioning into ... Read More

Pauline Phillips is Makerspace Manager

Pauline Phillips joined Rural Action as the Community Makerspace Manager in 2022. Prior to joining as the manager, Pauline worked at the Makerspace’s partner business, ... Read More

Diana Goins is Rural Action Staff Accountant

Diana Goins overcame many obstacles to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in critical studies. Once she finished college, she was ... Read More

Andi Chatfield is Social Enterprise Coordinator

Andi Chatfield first began working with Rural Action as an independent contractor in 2020 after designing and developing the website for True Pigments. In 2022 ... Read More

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Hannah Kopp is Watershed Program Manager

Hannah Kopp joined Rural Action as a Watershed Program Manager in 2022. Prior to joining as a staff member, they served as an ... Read More

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Katie Lloyd is Beginning Farmer Outreach Assistant

Katie Lloyd is the Beginning Farmer Outreach Assistant at Rural Action. Katie has a passion for sharing resources and connecting farmers with peer mentorship opportunities ... Read More

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