Richard Olson is chair of the board of Sustainable Berea, a community non-profit, and director of the Berea Urban Farm. He has advanced degrees in ecology and sustainable agriculture, and many years of experience conducting basic and applied research in forest ecology. He recently retired from the faculty of Berea College where he taught sustainability, environmental justice, and ecological restoration.
Cheyenne Olson is Executive Director of Sustainable Berea. She received her Ph.D. in communications from the University of Kentucky, and secured a Fulbright Post-doc in Australia to study the impact of Rupert Murdoch on the creation and presentation of news. Cheyenne has transformed her yard into an edible landscape and raises a small flock of chickens. In 2018 she designed and implemented Harvesting Hope, a job training program for women recovering from opioid addiction.