Featured photo: TTF2S Executive and Advisory board members: (L-R) Elizabeth Leib/President, Alison Fernandez/Advisory, Amanda Cosentino/Vice-President, Beth Bosserman-Curts/Advisory, Jennifer Webb/ Advisory, Grant Rimbey/contributor.
Beth Bosserman Curts
A graduate of Greco Middle School and King High School, Beth has been an active contributor to Temple Terrace civic life for many years. In her professional life, she is most recently known for her work at MOSI setting up their Legacy Giving program. She has worked with public and private groups to strengthen positive corporate image, community presence, media outreach, constituent stewardship, and fundraising programs for overall program success. In her spare time, Beth does volunteer work helping lead (and singing in!) the international award-winning chorus group, The Toast of Tampa Show Chorus.
Beth and her husband Gerry Curts fund the TTF2S student intership program in memory of George Fee.
"All children deserve excellence in eduction and a diversity in the ways in which lessons are presented to them. Hands-on learning like that promoted by Temple Terrace Farm2School (TTF2S) helps teachers bring students out of the classroom and into the garden. As someone who specializes in high-impact learning practices, looks for community led initiatives, and believes i the importance of connecting kids to nature, I was honored to join TTF2S's founding board. I stay an active supporter of the groups mission and vision because I see the way this sustainable and scaleable school-based solution makes a real difference in the lives of school children."
Jennifer Webb, M.A. is founder and director of Think Tampa Bay, a think, do and messaging tank. The organization specializes in working with the community to develop and support hyperlocal solutions to regional challenges.
A life-long resident of the city, Alison served on the Temple Terrace City Council for eight years and has a strong commitment to strengthening the public school system. She has served as president of the Juniors Women's Club and the Greco PTSA as well as serving in leadership positions within many civic organizations. Alison is a graduate of King High School and the University of South Florida.
Melissa Miller, MA, Corporate Relations Manager at United Way Suncoast and former Future Farmer of America (FFA) student member, Melissa was immediately drawn to the Temple Terrace Farm2School. With her oldest son a 6thgrader at Greco, she was excited when she learned that he had an interest in becoming more involved. The importance of agriculture education is near and dear to her heart, as she personally understands the value of being exposed to farming and the many skills that are taught along the way. With her B.A. and M.A. in Gerontology, she often boasts of the intergenerational aspect of the program, since for her it has quickly turned into a family affair. Watching her three children and her father connect with others on workdays has been just one of the many rewards of being involved. Melissa’s passions are aging studies, poverty, volunteerism, philanthropy and intergenerational solutions to societal issues. She is most recently a Cub Scout Tiger Den Leader and ballfield mom.
Temple Terrace Farm2School empowers youth for health and success through hands-on agricultural experiences.