David Teeter – CEO
Seth Anderson – COO
He grows itsy bitsy teenie weenie plants and is the owner of Rustic Rancher.
Andrea Stuemky – Secretary
As a Colorado native, Andrea followed her passion for growing her own food by earning a Masters degree in Horticulture from Colorado State University with a focus on specialty crops. After volunteering with and supporting local farms, she realized that it was necessary to support and help to establish local and regenerative agriculture solutions anywhere that she lived. After landing herself in Susanville back in 2015 for a summer internship, she returned back in 2020 to work with the Bureau of Land Management and now local Resource Conservation District. Her passion for diversifying and establishing locally driven food systems, along with sharing gardening knowledge with the community, led her to join and help establish the LARP Co-Op group in the fall of 2020.
Caleb Griffin – Board Member
Upon developing an early interest for the land where he grew up in the heart of Appalachia, Caleb earned his B. S. In Agroecology at West Virginia University in 2014. Researching soil health and vegetative management principles in local agricultural systems shaped his passion for understanding wise resource consumption. His journey has led him to a learning-filled career with the US Department of Agriculture – working first as a Soils Technician monitoring pre- and post-harvest forest sites – and now as a Soil Conservationist, assisting local farmers and ranchers in implementing on-farm conservation efforts. After moving to Susanville with his family and worm farm in early 2020, Caleb is excited to use his experience and drive for the enhancement of sustainable and local food systems through LARP Co-op’s commitments to serve this community!
Michael Blaschak – CFO
Michael grew up in Southern California where the abundance of great food was celebrated at the dinner table. After receiving his B.S. in Physics in 2009, he decided to pursue a career in craft beer. His 10 years in the beer and restaurant industry span in diverse experiences from working in the Agricultural supply chain for large international companies to brewing and managing small brewpub operations. Michael is now pursuing his other passion, Education, where he is employed as a paraeducator at Lassen Community College helping young adults practice the scientific method. Michael brings his experiences in science, education, food production, and business management to promote LARP and its goal of providing local quality food to the small diverse community of Susanville.