Posts by Chelsea Bonser

Leann Saunders Co-Founder and COO of Where Food Comes From, Inc.

Leann Saunders is the Co-Founder and COO of Where Food Comes From, Inc., the leading agricultural and food verification and certification company in North America.  Where Food Comes From, Inc. and its subsidiaries (A Bee Organic, IMI Global, International Certification Services, Sterling Solutions, SureHarvest and Validus Verification Services) offer programs and services allowing tens of…

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Chris Schooley Co-Founder, Troubadour Maltings

Chris Schooley had an extensive career in coffee starting in 1997 at Margie’s Java Joint in Greeley, CO. In 1999, he was hired by Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea in Chicago, IL where he managed their first retail location, eventually working his way into production and roasting. He then moved on to Metropolis Coffee in Chicago…

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Kristen Schmidt CSU Student and Former FFA Vice President

Kristen Schmidt is a native of Greeley, Colorado. She is a senior studying Agricultural Business and Animal Science at Colorado State University. She loves to witness growth in the lives of those around her and intends to leverage that passion to help advance the agriculture industry. Schmidt hopes to equip people of all ages with the tools they need…

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Jennifer Drake Managing Partner, Prototerra Partners

Jennifer is founder and Managing Partner of Prototerra Partners, a Denver-based growth capital investment firm focused on the energy-water-food space. Prior to becoming a private investor, Jennifer spent 25 years in the energy industry.  She has held leadership roles within a number of electric utilities, and has worked for the energy practices of an economic…

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Stephanie Copeland Executive Director, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Stephanie Copeland, appointed to the Governor’s Cabinet in January 2017, oversees a host of divisions, initiatives, and programs that support business development throughout the state of Colorado. Before this appointment, she most recently served as president of the Zayo Group, a communications infrastructure services firm. She was previously COO at WildBlue, where she was responsible…

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Bill Bauerle Professor of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Colorado State University

Dr. Bill Bauerle received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in horticulture from Colorado State University, The University of Washington, and Cornell University respectively. Moreover, he was raised in a family of commercial greenhouse floriculture/vegetable growers. Dr. Bauerle is a professor of horticulture at Colorado State University where he conducts research on the physiology of Humulus…

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