The Local Crowd Upper Valley Project Coordinator

Jen joined the Vital Communities team in 2021, after successfully leveraging The Local Crowd crowdfunding project in the Monadnock Region, NH.  She’s working to build up our project to bring the power of crowdfunding to the Upper Valley. Jen started The Local Crowd Monadnock in 2017 and works as a Success Coach with The Local…

Nancy LaRowe, Food & Farm and Local First Coordinator

Vital Economy and Food & Farm Manager

Nancy joined Vital Communities in 2014. She works with farms, businesses, and communities to build a thriving regional economy that is regenerative, self-reliant, and that serves all. She has lived, worked, and farmed in the Upper Valley for  more than 30 years, most recently running Hogwash Farm, a pasture-based livestock farm. A perfect day includes…

Tony Grasso, Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator

Tony joined Vital Communities in 2021 to build and manage community partnerships in a collaborative effort to implement successful, equitable, and inclusive community-based projects benefiting the Upper Valley region. Prior to joining Vital Communities, Tony developed agricultural infrastructure and cooperative organization frameworks for sustainable farming enterprises across Central Texas, ran a local food hub program…