We are delighted to announce two additions to the PVCF Team – Stacy Lischka and Gabi Graves. Stacy and Gabi are coming on board to aid in growing PVCF’s fundraising opportunities, community awareness, membership outreach and events, and more. Please join us in giving them a warm welcome!
Stacy Lischka, Grant Writing
Stacy Lischka is a passionate advocate for the potential of local foods to connect human and ecological communities. Her interest in the connection between local food and conservation began during her childhood on her parent’s hobby farm in northern Wisconsin, and has grown as she moved around the US, observing the power of food to connect people, land, water, and wildlife. For the past 15 years, she has worked as a conservation professional in state and federal wildlife management agencies with a focus on understanding and changing human behaviors that have conservation impacts. In 2019, she started Social Ecological Solutions, a conservation social science consultancy aimed at increasing community capacity to encourage individual and collective action to support conservation goals. Stacy holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, an M.S. from Michigan State University, and Ph.D. from Colorado State University, all in Wildlife Conservation. In her spare time, Stacy enjoys cooking, gardening, and hiking, typically with her 2 kids and husband in tow.
Gabi Graves, Events & Communication
Gabi is a recent Fort Collins transplant by way of Houston. She holds a B.S. in Business Management and previously worked as Program Director for a Texas-based non-profit teaching farm. She specializes in marketing, event planning, and strategic business development and is passionate about regenerative agriculture, food access, and supporting Northern Colorado food producers. When not writing or exploring the farmers market, you’ll find Gabi reading, gardening, or in the foothills hiking with her partner and their pup.