Terry Garrett has an extensive media and publishing background, and has been on the economic development marketing scene since 2004- consulting with BALLE National on their early marketing campaigns. Terry has been developing the marketing network that is GO LOCAL within Sonoma County and the North Bay. He also has many years of experience in organizational development, bringing to the table many tools and processes to make networks more efficient and successful. Terry is a Co-Managing Member of Sustaining Technologies, and is currently serving as co-manager for Sonoma County GO LOCAL Cooperative.
Reavis Sutphin-Gray began programming as a hobby in junior high school. He graduated from Pomona College in 2005 with a B.A. in computer science. Since then, he has worked in electronics and as an independent contractor engineering biotech software and systems. Reavis strives for efficiency and reliability both when developing algorithms and when mapping out the role of technological components in complex systems.
Recently, Reavis has leveraged his extensive background and education in traditional imperative, functional, and object-oriented programming methodologies to become adept at agile web application development. He sees Ruby on Rails and Django as powerful tools that enable small teams to create outstanding software through rapid iteration paired with extensive automated testing and static analysis. Reavis is the Lead Software Developer and Co-Managing Member of Sustaining Technologies.
Philip Beard, Ph.D., emeritus professor of German at Sonoma State University, co-designed and from 2000 to 2005 co-coordinated the Global Studies B.A. program there. His interest in complementary economics stems from his extensive study of the roots of violent behavior. Since the early 1990’s, Dr. Beard has collaborated on various projects aiming to design and implement robust, sustainable mutual credit programs at the regional level. Dr. Beard is a Partner of Sustaining Technologies, co-founder of the Sonoma County GO LOCAL Cooperative and currently serves on the cooperative’s board of directors.
Janeen contributes organizational and collaborative expertise to the team, drawing from experience in both the business sector and the educational arena in Sonoma County. As a junior high and high school public school teacher for seven years, she inspired a commitment to learning and sustainability in our youth. For the next decade she developed a comprehensive understanding of the needs of local business, managing both Operations and Marketing/Communications at two Sonoma County locally owned companies. As a 2011 Fellow of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy, Janeen is impassioned in her work to strengthen the economic and educational pieces of the sustainability pie, to increase the quality of life for all in Sonoma County. You may also come across her wailing on her accordion around the county with the Hubbub Club street band.
“We are here to support the pioneers developing BALLE networks with tools that can help create true systemic economic change in communities.”