Woody Tasch is the author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered (Chelsea Green) and SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital (Slow Money Institute). Tasch is former chairman of Investors’ Circle, a nonprofit angel network that has facilitated more than $200 million of investments in over 300 early-stage, sustainability-promoting companies. As treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation in the 1990s, he was a pioneer of mission-related investing. He was founding chairman of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance. Utne Reader named him “One Of 25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”
Before joining Slow Money in 2013, Kyle was a senior content strategist for a digital agency, where he worked with Envirofit, a nonprofit project that develops technology to enhance energy efficiency in developing countries. Kyle has worked numerous roles at the intersection of local economics and tech, including a position with Minneapolis start-up Sprout, an online gateway to help local consumers connect with local and sustainable merchants in their communities. He holds a B.S. from the University of Minnesota.
Tana is the owner of Lighthearted Ranch, a goat ranch north of Boulder, CO. She serves on the Executive Committee of SOIL Boulder. Tana is a former trustee of the University of Colorado Foundation. She is retired from Lighthearted Entertainment, a television development and production company, where she was co-founder and co-owner. For 20 years prior to that, she was a high school teacher in Los Angeles.
See the Slow Money Institute Board of Directors and Kitchen Cabinet.