Our Team

Meet the Board

  • April Prusia, President: Environmental scientist and heritage breed hog farmer in Green County, dedicated to connecting consumers to farmers, and farmers to the land and water they steward.


  • Peter Lammers, Vice President: Animal nutritionist and educator within the School of Agriculture at UW-Platteville. Teaches a variety of classes and conducts applied research in livestock nutrition and management.


  • Sarah Boyd, Secretary: Trained chef and former owner of Vert Café in Verona, with years of experience on Epic’s innovative culinary team, now training as a butcher and eager to find new ways to feed the people of her community.


      • Jill Gaskell, Treasurer: Jill is a retired chemist and union steward. She lives on a small farm near Blanchardville with her husband where they have a large garden and raise bees, chickens, and sometimes a couple of hogs. 


  • Ellen Geisler, Director: Ellen and her husband own and operate a 180-acre sheep ranch in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Her work experience includes community development and forest policy research in Wisconsin and abroad.


  • Heather Oppor, Director: Experienced marketing expert, chef and creative butcher, currently training to become a Master Meatcrafter to bring the best that meat has to offer to Meatsmith members and he people of Wisconsin.


    • Morgan Sisson, Director: A farm and business manager for Larryville Gardens in Burlington, WI that focuses on sustainability and increased food access. A graduate of Madison College's Artisanal Modern Meat Butchery program.


Reach out to us with any comments or questions at
info@MeatsmithCoop.com. We really want to hear from all of you and learn more about how we can make the cooperative an organization you can be proud to support!

April Prusia, President

Peter Lammers, Vice President

Sarah Boyd, Secretary

Jill Gaskell, Treasurer

Ellen Geisler, Director

Heather Oppor, Director

Morgan Sisson, Director

If you are interested in joining our board or one of our committees, please reach out; we'd love to hear from you!

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