Stonewall Farm recently announced four additions to its board of directors.
The new members are Megan Burke-Kidder, Lucy Ryder, Jordan Scott and Amelia Tracy, according to a recent news release from the Keene nonprofit farm. Ryder, who is returning after a past stint on the board, will be the chairwoman.
Burke-Kidder, of Keene, has spent years honing her volunteer skills in various area organizations and has been actively involved with Stonewall Farm since her family established the organization in the 1990s.
Ryder, a Keene resident, holds bachelor’s degrees in safety studies, business and marketing. She put that education to work for more than two decades of risk-management consulting in the commercial insurance industry.
Scott, also of Keene, is the chef and co-owner of Machina Kitchen & ArtBar, a bar and eatery that opened earlier this spring in the city’s downtown. He honed his craft at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.
Tracy, of Jaffrey, is the co-founder of Conducive, the company behind the Village at Stone Barn, a sustainable condominium development in Peterborough with a fully functional farm onsite, as well as a farm-to-table café.
“Our board plays an important role in advancing public awareness about the significant function of local farms in New England’s healthy food economy,” Stonewall Farm Executive Director Julie Davenson said in the release. “The (new members) embody community spirit in their regional involvement, and further strengthen our board’s breadth of talent and experience. They will join current members to encourage community engagement and cultivate increased philanthropic support for Stonewall Farm’s future.”
In addition to the new four, the Stonewall Farm board comprises Michael Davern, Jessica Fuller, Parker Hansel, Maria Oberlander, Steve Silverstein and Jenna Spear-O’Mara.