Board of Directors

Our board of directors ensures H.O.P.E. Gardens has adequate resources to advance its mission, oversees fundraising, and supports organizational growth.

Meet Our Board

If you would like to contribute your time and talents to the H.O.P.E. Gardens Board of Directors, we would love to hear from you!

Sean Ferguson, Acting President
Regan Gibson, Secretary
Angela Violet, Treasurer
Rich Brunson, Founder and Board Member Emeritus
Julie Brunson, Executive Director
Amiya Haywood, Member
Ken Kolker, Member
Jeannette Pollatz, Member
Renee TerBeek, Member
Kerri Zeiler, Member


Partnering with schools, parents, and community leaders, H.O.P.E means Helping Other People Eat, which we do by empowering people to grow their own food affordably and sustainably. We believe change can start with a bit of knowledge and a small seed in the hand of a child.

Our gardens and programming increase student understanding of how to grow, share, prepare, and find joy in consuming fresh produce harvested through their collective efforts.