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Board of Directors

Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center

Board Member and Programs Committee Chair,     January 2009-Present

Vice-chair Board of DirectorsJanuary2010-Present

Fundraising Committee MemberJanuary 2009-Present

Programs Committee MemberJanuary 2008-Present

Responsibilities include: organizing committee meetings, developing agendas, creating reports for board meetings, developing and planning educational programs, researching grant opportunities, organizing the board fundraising campaign.

I also served as an intern at Narrow Ridge ELC from January-May 2008.

Responsibilities included: updating public relations materials, maintenance of off-the-grid facilities, program research

Oct 2006Apr 2008

Youth Intern and Commnity Service Organizer

Smithwood Baptist Church

 Responsibilities included: planning weekly youth meetings, organizing community service activities with local and regional non-profit organizations, designing fundraisers for youth group, mediating between church leaders and youth group

May 2007Jul 2007


Community Shares of TN

Responsibilities included: updating donor database, preparing annual report, social media networking



I am currently a volunteer environmental educator at Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center.  I am working on my Master degree at Eastern University in Urban Studies with a concentration in Community Development.  I am currently writing my thesis - "Garden Where? A Garden to Table Curriculum."


My academic interests include community gardening, food security, food deserts, and urban food systems.

My personal interests include hiking, gardening, camping, and playing the mandolin.


Larry Osborne

Mitzi Wood-von Mizener