Ryan Zinn, Grow Ahead Director

Ryan Zinn

Ryan is the Director for Grow Ahead. Ryan is the Organic & Fair Trade Coordinator for Dr. Bronner’s, focusing on Dr. Bronner’s international supply chains and farmer training. Ryan also shares his time with Fair World Project and Grow Ahead. Ryan has worked in the food and farm justice movement at home and abroad for 20 years, including with such organizations as the Center for International Law, Friends of the Earth-Paraguay, Global Exchange and the Organic Consumers Association.

Email Ryan at Ryan @ growahead.org.

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Program Manager

Taryn Lemmon

Taryn is an environmentalist with a passion for driving individuals and organizations from awareness to action. She brings a unique perspective with diverse experience supporting grass roots organizers across the country as they advocate for racial justice, environmental justice, Fair Trade practices, and gender equity. She began her career in sustainability in 2017 as the University of Mary Washington’s Sustainability Coordinator and has grown through various Fair Trade centered roles connecting climate and community resiliency. Outside of work you’ll find Taryn reading, enjoying a cup of coffee at her local vegan café, and spending time in nature with her beloved hound, Elvis.

Email Taryn at [email protected].

Alexandra Gromme, Grow Ahead Coordinator
Program Coordinator

Alexandra Gromme

Alexandra is the Program Coordinator for Grow Ahead. She is also the Program Coordinator for Regeneration International (RI), a nonprofit dedicated to building a global network of people who promote and practice regenerative agriculture and land use. Alex first discovered regenerative agriculture at Finca Luna Nueva, an organic biodynamic farm in Costa Rica. Inspired by the power of regenerative agriculture to cool the planet and feed the world, she joined RI and moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where she is based at RI's sister project Via Organica, a regenerative organic ranch, restaurant and education center. Email Alex at Coordinator @ growahead.org