EXECUTIVE TEAM

OUR TEAM IS LIKE A SEED- WE PLANT IDEAS THAT GROW

Selena Darrow
Executive Director

Selena is a cheese head by birth and has been cooking up a storm since she was young child. She has spent her career feeding her passion for food and brings a wealth of food industry knowledge and experience to Rooted In.

As the founder and Executive Director, Selena has led the development of the mission, values and seed to table programs. She believes that we are better together, and partnerships are key to the impact Rooted In will have to fight food insecurity and reduce food waste in our community. Through her lived experience as a single mother, she has walked in the shoes of those she serves and is driven to build community one meal at a time.

In addition, she runs her own culinary consulting business, Culinary Innovations, which specializes in creative content development and technical R&D Chef support for the food service industry.

Selena is also the Local Northeast Wisconsin Food Coordinator, REAP Food Group, to support the new statewide Farm Fresh Atlas publication.

Jayne Black
President

Jayne is the Wisconsin Delegate for Moms Clean Air Force, serves on the City of De Pere Sustainability Commission and is the reigning Mrs USA Earth Air.
Jayne graduated from the Wisconsin Women’s Public Policy Institute in Madison and helped spearhead and write the first Indoor Air Quality Bill AB434/SB444 for schools in Wisconsin.

Sierra Filson
Communications Director


Sierra is a food photographer and baking blogger based in Green Bay. After spending several years working in bakeries, she developed a passion for using food as a way to make connections with others and strengthen community. Those connections lead to thinking critically about our food systems and the impact it has on our lives and environment. When she isn’t baking or taking pictures, she’s reading a book, tending to her tiny balcony garden, or spending time with her husband and their rescue cat.

ADVISORY TEAM

SUPPORTING OUR MISSION FROM SEED TO TABLE

Andy DiMezza- Rooted In Inc Incorporator
Jamie Popp- M&K Publishers
Dawn Rentmeester- NWTC
Linda Tarlton- Trinity Lutheran Church
Jamison Buxton- Hemophilia Outreach of WI