It is Time to Say Farewell
Two of our staff members are parting ways to forge new paths and take on new adventures! We want to take this chance to celebrate all they have done for EarthLinks - for their contributions will resonate through this community for years to come.
Laura Schneiter, our Marketing and Events Director (she/her), had her last day with EarthLinks on January 15th, 2021. She served the EarthLinks community for over 5 years and is now moving on to face new challenges - we have no doubt she will go on to do incredible things. Laura's dedication to Participant involvement in events, fundraising campaigns, social media, and other communications has never wavered as she believes Participants should be wholly centered in the work we do. Beyond Laura's incredible contributions in her role, she also made lasting relationships within the Participant community - many Participants stopped by her office regularly just to chat with a friend and feel the vibrant warmth of her company! We will miss Laura deeply, however we wish her the best of luck and continued success in this next chapter of her life.
Alix Midgley, our Program and Garden Director (she/they), will be bidding us farewell on February 19th. Alix has been with EarthLinks around 2 years, and during that time has rooted herself into our community. She has had a profound impact on all of the human and plant lives here. Alix has created different avenues to include participants in decision making processes in the organization, including initiation of the Trauma Informed Care workgroup. They also started the cut flower CSA program and shifted the way that we source seeds, prioritizing seeds that are open pollinated, organic, regionally resilient, non-GMO and heirloom. Alix is leaving EarthLinks to pursue her dreams as a farmer. Serotiny Farms is located in the Four Corners region of Colorado near Mancos. Their mission is to bring beautiful, nourishing and diversified veggies, flowers and herbs directly to the community through regenerative agriculture, and to shepherd bioregional adapted seed for the next generation.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding either Laura or Alix's departure, please feel free to reach out to us via email at email@example.com.