Board of Directors

Board of Directors

In addition to Fern Dorresteyn, and Joaquin Carral (residents) we are so grateful to be supported by non-resident Board Members:


Randy Parker

Randy Parker is a Boston-based software entrepreneur and consultant to startup ventures and founders. He is passionate about startups, innovation, and small business marketing, and has started several companies in his 25 year career, most notably the email marketing service Constant Contact now used by over 400,000 non-profits and small businesses.  He and his wife Nancy have been practicing for 10 years with Boston’s Old Path Sangha (BOPS) in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, and currently host a weekly Mindful Parenting sitting in their home. They have three children (Allee, Myles and Camden) and enjoy frequent family visits to MorningSun.   He has also served in various community roles, including coaching youth sports and as Finance Co-coordinator for BOPS.

Nancy Parker

(Bio coming soon)


Laurie Rabut

(Bio coming soon)


Valerie Piedmont

Valerie Piedmont, 58 yrs, lives with her husband, Pablo on their off-grid homestead in Gilsum, NH.  Together, in the Emerson Brook Forest, they raised three children Ariel, Iris and Bodhi. Valerie’s strong connection to the natural world and a “North Star” vision of a peace-filled, equitable and sustainable future led her to establish The Sustainability Project, a non-profit education organization promoting a love of nature, environmental stewardship, and caring communities. <>.  Valerie and Pablo own and operate Green Energy Options, a retail business in Keene, encouraging independent power production and natural resource conservation through responsible technology.

Consultants and Former Board Members

Ethan Roland

Ethan is an international expert in sustainable agriculture and permaculture design based in the Hudson river valley.  Keep up to date with Ethan’s research on carbon farming and ecosystem investing over at the AppleSeed Permaculture Blog.

Martin Ping

Executive Director of Hawthorne Valley Association.  Martin is developing the synergies amongst the Association’s diverse enterprises and the 150 co-workers who carry those initiatives while cultivating collaborative relationships between Hawthorne Valley and other organizations in the Upper Hudson Valley/Berkshire region as well as like-minded initiatives nationally and globally.  Currently, Martin sits on the Advisory Board for Ethical Markets.


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