Meet the Staff!

Executive Director

Robert G. Pruitt,

Rob was born and raised in Kansas City, MO,  and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Kansas in 1997. Rob has an extensive background in business operations, management, and sustainable horticulture. He lives in Cedar Falls with his wife Jessica and their children.


Development & Communications Coordinator

Beth Lavenz,


Beth is from Cedar Falls and a graduate from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA with a degree in Communication Arts with emphasis in public relations and organization.

Beth loves plants but does not have a green thumb. The only succulent she can keep alive is a plastic one from Target. One of Beth's favorite past times is to take photos of nature and is so excited to be surrounded by it every day at work. 

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