Meet Our 2019 -20 Board of Directors
John Ruby (Co-Chair)
As part of this dynamic whole, John brings his love and experience of natural systems design, a passion to connect and inform within community, and sense of garden adventure. He has been designing, installing, and harvesting edible landscapes since 2000, here and abroad. With the objective of achieving a harmonious balance of earth and people, he’s dedicated to the continuous evolution of our local food economy toward sustainability. His goal is to blend and apply his experiences as a world traveler, martial artist, permaculturalist, family and community member… while having enjoying life as much as possible.
Derek Creisler (Co-Chair)
Londa Jacques (Secretary / Treasurer)
Londa Jacques fell in love with gardening in her grandmothers’ gardens, but learned the art of vegetable gardening her Dad and from experienced plot mates at the University District P-Patch. In 1988 she moved to Shoreline and soon discovered that gardening in community was lots more fun than gardening alone in a big yard. Until the creation of Diggin’ Shoreline, community gardening in Shoreline remained an unfulfilled wish. During the interim, she served 8 years on the board of North King County Little League, 12 years on Shoreline Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services board, and has served on the board of Ballinger Neighborhood Association since 2002. In 2005, she rediscovered the joy of propagating from seed, and in 2011, sprouted the heirloom tomatoes for Diggin’ Shoreline’s first major fundraiser. Londa also currently serves as a chef for POPY’s Café, a free community meal program in Shoreline. An artist and retired marketing manager, she brings design / marketing presentation skills to the group.
Zeth, along with parents, Meghan and Brian, was a founding member of Diggin' at the age of 9. An active gardener and foodie in his own right, Zeth had to wait until he was 16 to become an official board member. Today, as a young adult, Zeth serves in a leadership position on our board, bringing his energy, enthusiasm, ideas, and social media expertise. In addition to serving on the board, he helps lead our annual tool sharpening event, works our info booths at major Shoreline events, and serves as our organization photographer.