Meet Us

Who we are

Our team is small yet mighty. We value the individual skills and contributions that each of us brings to the table in pursuit of strengthening the whole ecosystem. A commitment to whole-systems thinking guides our work forward with integrity.

Diane Christofore

EXECUTIVE Director

Diane is the Executive Director at the RAA. She is responsible for aligning the priorities of the organization, overseeing communication and forging partnerships through outreach and events” to “She is responsible for aligning the priorities of the organization and ensuring the ecosystem’s social, economic and ecological criteria remain intact as it grows in scope and scale.

Bec Ersek

Business Administrator

Bec manages the RAA’s institutional memory and day-to-day operations. A community-organizer and activist, they also work at Feed the People Farm, a worker-owned cooperative in Northfield, MN.

Wilber De La Rosa

Manager of Farmer Outreach and Technical Assistance

Wilber’s work at the RAA is focused on helping farmers deploy and expand the Regenerative Poultry System. Wilber specialized in livestock production while completing Agronomy at the Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School in Honduras.

Arnulfo Perrera

Stacyville Poultry Processing Manager

Arnulfo oversees and manages the poultry processing facility located in Stacyville, Iowa.

Board of Directors

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin

President
Founder of RAA

Florence Reed

Vice President
Sustainable Harvest International Founder and Director of Strategic Growth

Ann Wolf

Treasurer
Co-Program Director, MidwestHealthyAg.ORG

Luis Marcos

Advisor
Development Director, Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim

Nick Hernandez

Advisor
CEO, Makoce Agriculture Development

Bridget Guiza

Advisor
Co-Founder, Ogema Organics

Dawn Sherman

Advisor
CEO at Native American Natural Foods LLC

Diane Beck

Executive Director

Diane is the Executive Director at the RAA. She is responsible for aligning the priorities of the organization and ensuring the ecosystem’s social, economic and ecological criteria remain intact as it grows in scope and scale. Diane received her B.A in Food Systems Studies at the Evergreen State College (Olympia, Wa) and pursued a career that centers on her passion for stewardship, socially responsible strategies and regenerative outcomes. She augmented her education by earning an International Permaculture Design Certificate from the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies (Dutchess County, NY). Diane applied her interdisciplinary background to positions with a Minnesota farm-table mainstay and helped organize regional food systems at scale. She enjoys forging new partnerships and identifying opportunities for symbiotic collaborations through outreach and innovative events. Diane lives in Minneapolis with her husband Theo. On the weekends you can find them discovering new state parks and listening to live music.

Bec Ersek

Business Administrator

Bec manages the RAA’s institutional memory and day-to-day operations.  A community-organizer and activist, they also work at Feed the People Farm, a worker-owned cooperative in Northfield, MN.  In addition to deploying the Regenerative Poultry System, Feed the People leads the Northfield Curbside Compost Cooperative.  Bec moved to the Midwest from the East Coast with their dog Beefy.  They are finding themselves right at home in the budding community of Northfield.  You can expect to find them at a concert venue, tending to their backyard chickens or connecting with community members at local coffee shop, Little Joy.

Wilber De La Rosa

Manager of Farmer Outreach and Technical Assistance

Wilber’s work at the RAA is focused on helping farmers deploy and expand the Regenerative Poultry System.  Wilber specialized in livestock production while completing Agronomy at the Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School in Honduras.  Wilber oversees Jublio Farm, a Regenerative Poultry and Dorper sheep operation and ThreeA LLC, a poultry transportation company.  His most recent endeavor is opening a farm-to-table tortilleria out of Minneapolis using heritage, locally-sourced maize. Wilber lives with his wife and two children in Rochester, Minnesota where they enjoy spending time with their animals on the farm. 

Arnulfo Perrera

Stacyville Poultry Processing Manager

Arnulfo oversees and manages the poultry processing facility located in Stacyville, Iowa. He completed his B.A in Agriculture Engineering at Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School in Honduras and is currently enrolled in an MBA online program at Northwest Missouri State University. Previously he worked in the swine production industry for ten years. He is passionate about the future of agriculture and committed to creating a better tomorrow. He loves to spend time with his wife Gloria and their best friend “Oreo.”

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