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Amanda S Griggs

“I am an energetic, honest, hard working, and compassionate individual dedicated to being self aware of my effect on this planet and its living organisms.”

Summary

Looking for ways to share, engage and grow deeper into my passion of life-sustaining practices within local community and culture. 

Work experience

20152015

Farm Management | Work Trade

Ala Ula Farm & Earth Matters Farm  |  Hawaii
2008Present

Owner / Operator

Root River Yoga

A traveling yoga project serving the rural people of SE MN with yoga classes in underutilized buildings with-in small communities throughout the area .  Root River Yoga also provides yoga to the children of local schools  and community events.

20162018

Native Seed Inventory Specialist

Shooting Star Native Seed

Organization and development of systems related to native seed storage and processing.

20162018

Adjunct Professor | Yoga Instructor

Southeast College - Winona, MN

Development and implementation of a yoga program offering credit classes to fulfill requirements for massage and nursing degrees. 

20132015

Organic Farm Consultant

Eagle Bluff Learning Center

Master planning, design and development of a comprehensive proposal using sustainable practices to tie together farm education, business and establishment.

20132015

Operations Manger | Food Safety Coordinator | Value Added Coordinator

Featherstone Farm

 Six years of cooperative planning, managing, and implementation of the company's farm operations including transplants, seeding, land prep, field seeding, crop maintenance, washing, packing, quality control, food safety, budget development and community outreach.  (2008-2011 employment in addition)

20122013

Carpentry and Safety Instructor

Vermont Works for Women

A collaboration between VWW and the community where I served as a an instructor and project manager training women housed at the Chittenden Correctional Facility to complete a barn restoration. These women acquired new skills and earned time off their sentences. A win-win for all!

20002006

Native Seed Inventory | Seed  Cleaning Coordinator | Plant Shipping Manager

Prairie Moon Nursery

Oversee and identify genotype and species of pre-cleaned/post-cleaned inventory of around 300 native species of seeds through the inventory process in addition to coordinating bare root plant shipping in the spring and fall.

Education

2014present

Iyengar Yoga Teacher Certification & 200 ERYT Training

The Yoga Place & YogaFit

1000+ hours of training 

20122012

10- Hour Safety Certification

OSHA
Mar 2013Mar 2013

Certificate: Stop Managing and Start Leading/ Creating a Positive Work Environment

Western Technical College

                          

19972001

Industrial Engineering

University of Wisconsin-Madison