The Land Trust is proud to welcome two new people to our Board: Brenna Barzenick and Stephen Swiber. Our organization has already benefited greatly from their energy and passion for land conservation, and if you’ve been to any of our events in the past year, chances are you’ve seen them right in the thick of things! Read on to learn more about these community leaders and conservationists…
Brenna was responsible for one of our biggest recent events: Yoga in the Sunflowers. She had the idea to help introduce people to the healing power of nature through yoga, and worked long hours with us to ensure that the event was a success, in addition to donating her time in leading participants through a Vinyasa Flow among the sunflowers at Pine Knoll Farm.
As a prominent physical therapist and founder of Downtown Yoga in Hammond, Brenna is passionate about the health of our communities in all respects. In addition to her service on our Board, she is involved with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and the Geaux Yoga event, which raises awareness and provides local cancer screenings.
We first got to know Stephen at our Taste of the Land event, where we invited landowners to come out to Pine Knoll Farm and learn about the many benefits of conserving private lands. We quickly realized what an asset he would be to our team, as a landowner, avid sportsman, and executive working in oil and gas and coastal restoration. Based in Morgan City, Stephen has been active in helping us promote the Land Trust at our recent Farm Field Day and Annual Members Meeting.
We are looking forward to continuing our work with Brenna and Stephen, and all of the dedicated members of our Board of Directors and Advisory Committee.