Meet the Team: Colorado

Alex Brady
Interim Regional Director, Colorado

Alex moved to Colorado six years ago after spending the previous eight years in Vermont. Alex has a passion for local food and building communities around food. Prior to Big Green, he was Alumni and Development Manager at Johnson Wales University. He also spent five years in a variety of fundraising positions at youth-focused non-profits. When Alex is not fundraising for Big Green he enjoys cooking as well as spending time outside with his wife Emily and their dog Barley. Alex holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont.

Ryan Graycheck
Project Manager, Colorado

Ryan Graycheck is passionate about landscape design, organic agriculture, and creating spaces that balance both aesthetics and productivity.   

Prior to joining Big Green, Ryan spent the last 7 years working in organic agriculture. He has worked on large scale diversified vegetable farms and most recently designed and managed the Greyfield Gardens at the historic Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island, GA. Ryan received a Bachelors in Landscape Architecture from The University of Georgia. He is excited to join Big Green to design Learning Gardens to educate the Memphis community about the importance of sustainable food production and eatingreal foodWhen not at work Ryan enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, gardening, cooking, beekeeping, camping, and spending time with family and friends.  

Gabi Graves
Garden Educator, Colorado

Originally from South Africa, Gabi grew up in a small town outside Dallas and is a recent Fort Collins transplant by way of Houston, Texas. She holds a B.S. in Business Management and prior to joining Big Green worked for a non-profit farm, where she focused on educational programs and strategic planning. Her passion for real food, food access, and regenerative agriculture is rooted in a childhood in the kitchen cooking family recipes with her mom. Outside the office, you’ll find Gabi exploring the farmers market, reading, and hiking with her partner Daniel and their pup, Clint.

Kelsey Gray
Garden Educator, Colorado

Kelsey is a Michigan native, but came to Denver by way of Flagstaff, Arizona. She holds a BA from Western Michigan University and studied Educational Theory in Graduate School at Northern Arizona University. She found passion in food and nutrition through ultrarunning, and was soon pursuing education on food systems and sustainability. With a love for real food and a background in education, a career with Big Green feels like a natural fit. When not in the office or at schools, Kelsey can be found with her nose in a book, rock climbing with her partner, Zac, or running through the mountains with her dog, Winnie.

Josh McGuire
Program Manager, Colorado

A native of Buffalo, NY, Josh holds a bachelors in Environmental Policy (SUNY Buffalo) and a Masters in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University.

Josh is a certified Permaculture Designer and has a particular focus on creating systemic changes in our food systems, studying in Maui, Kenya, Oregon and Colorado. He has worked for numerous non-profits and with Americorps implementing sustainable community development with both youth and adults. He is also addicted to wildlife documentaries.