Welz graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Engineering Plus. Driven by curiosity and a passion for the environment, she took full advantage of her time at CU inside and outside of the classroom. In the past four years she held positions in education, machining, construction, engineering consulting, disaster research, and social entrepreneurship. She is passionate about making a grand social and environmental impact and believes that can be done by empowering individuals.
Houssney and his wife own and operate Jacob Springs Farm, a diversified, beyond organic farm in Boulder Colorado. Andre is also working on agricultural and business projects in the US, Africa, and the Middle East. His Fair Trade businesses like Zambeezi and The Zambian Soap Company create income for over 1,000 families in Zambia. In the farming off-season Andre is a frequent consultant and lecturer in the areas of regenerative Agriculture, the environment, and social development.