Gretchen is a classroom assistant at Geneseo Central School and has a passion for young people. She also serves as Christian Educator at Geneseo Central Presbyterian Church in Geneseo. Her extensive experience with youth and young adults, past experience as a professional cook, and her ability to discover and develop gifts in people make her an asset to the Board.
Board Secretary, Joshua Murphy – Rochester, NY
Joshua was a student at Lagom Landing in our inaugural pilot year (2012-13). After his time at Lagom Landing he attended and graduated from SUNY Geneseo. His passion is creating alternative education opportunities for young people and he is a founding member of DISCOVER: Self Directed Teen Learning. Before attending Lagom Landing, Joshua participated in the LEAP Now program. He has recently moved to Rochester where he is enjoying city living and is working full-time as an Employment Specialist with the ARC of Monroe’s Job Path Program.
Board Treasurer, Cindy Schmitt – Geneseo, NY
Cindy is a retired English teacher who was an educator for 34 years. She is a member of the Geneseo Central Education Fund board and is a runner, walker, and avid reader. She and her husband, Jim Memmott, live in Geneseo, NY.
Paul is a retired advertising executive who teaches part-time at The University of Rochester and is a church volunteer at the West Bloomfield UCC. Paul has spent 15 years on the board of Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua and 13 years on the Bloomfield School Board. He married his high school sweetheart and has five daughters and 16 grandkids. He loves golf, reading, writing, and history. Paul is a social justice advocate. He started Big World, a rural summertime experience for Rochester city youth. His passion is solving problems.
Mary Ann is employed at Arc of Livingston-Wyoming as a Job Developer. She has previous not-for-profit experience within Livingston County as well as prior career counseling and Human Resource experiences. Mary Ann loves helping others succeed and has experience as a life coach. She assists her husband, Bob, in running Hemlock Hills Alpaca Farm, is involved with the Hemlock Community Center, and has three grown daughters.
Erin is a recent St. Lawrence University graduate. She double majored in Psychology and Political Science with a minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies. After graduation, Erin spent a year as an Americorps VISTA with a non-profit law firm in Rochester, NY. She currently works in the same organization assisting with grant writing and capacity building projects. Erin loves partaking in community projects, gardening, reading and hiking.