Soil Cycle

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Soil Cycle Board Members

Caitlyn Lewis

Chair of the Board/

Executive Director

Caitlyn believes that difficult issues, like food waste, require unique solutions that often involve entire communities and sometimes...even bicycles! People are immensely powerful especially when they come together around a common cause. One of her main goals is to push her community to think about their food and the natural cycle of life a little differently.

Thomas Bassett


When Thomas isn't busy composting food scraps at Soil Cycle, he is the lead designer of the 18.5 yard hot compost bin system and completing other carpentry projects at the Soil Cycle site. He is dedicated to keeping Soil Cycle as sustainable as possible and upcycling Soil Cycle's food waste back into food. He spends his free time baking cakes, cookies, danishes, and other treats.

Therese Robbins

Vice President / Permaculture and Garden Coordinator

Therese 'Trez" Robbins is a long-time Soil Cycle volunteer, and now enthusiastic board member. Her passions include plant medicine, sustainable agriculture, permaculture design, and making delicious food. She is the garden designer at the new Soil Cycle space, filling it with medicinal and edible flowers, fruits, and vegetables to encourage and inspire a love for growing things, clean the air and soil, and educate everyone on the myriad benefits of each plant there. She is so excited to be a part of reducing food waste and cultivating healthy soil in Missoula!

Julia Schechter


Olive Hockenbroch

Olive graduated in May with an MA in rhetoric and public discourse from the University of Montana. She has a passion for ethics and justice, and much of her academic work was focused on social myths about women and the role that the media serves. Olive has recently started a career as a Quality Analyst/Deployment Specialist for a local consulting firm. 

Aside from her nerdy endeavors, she loves finding new gluten-free beers and watching horror movies.

Dara Fedrow

Compost Consultant

Dara is passionate about teaming with microbes to restore and build our soil. After working at Red Hook Community Farm, the largest community compost program run on renewable energy in the US, she is convinced we can create a closed loop food system by educating and mobilizing people rather than relying on fossil fuels. Dara loves tending to her worm bin, being out in the Montana wilderness, and working for a more sustainable food system.