Thank you for attending the 11th Annual Green Gifts Fair! We look forward to seeing you next year!

Team Members

Bobbie Erichsen

Green Gifts Fair Promotions and Outreach Coordinator

Bobbie joined Do It Green in July 2017 as the Promotions and Outreach Coordinator. She is a Master Recycler/ Composter and she recently used a county grant to build a business recycling program for a Minneapolis non-profit. Bobbie also works with Eureka Recycling to manage waste and educate the public about recycling and composting at large twin cities events. She is passionate about waste reduction and limiting plastic consumption, and she spreads that message through social media, blogging and community meetings as an ambassador for Be Zero. Bobbie finds inspiration outdoors. She loves to canoe and hike, and spends her weekends at the farmers market with her husband and baby girl.

David Riviera


David joined the Do It Green! Team as Webmaster in 2014. He is responsible for the publishing of Web content, and managing the technology used by the organization. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Theatre, Youth Studies, and Communication, where he had concentrations in Youth Policy, Critical Media Literacy, and Audio/Video Production; he is currently working towards a Master of Education in Youth Development Leadership at the U, and obtained an Advanced Certificate in Equity & Diversity from the Office of Equity & Diversity at the University. He works as Webmaster for Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy. He is a licensed amateur radio operator, and NWS Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™.

Joe Riemann


Joe Riemann is Associate Director at Shared Capital Cooperative and accountant and board member for Seward Child Care Center. In addition to his co-op outreach and operations work with Shared Capital, he is also co-founder of Cooperative Principal, a federation of cooperative investment clubs. Previously, Joe was the manager of finance and administration for Land Stewardship Project.

He also held a number of positions at The Wedge Community Co-op, including produce staff, the organic certification coordinator, and developer of farmer relations and consumer outreach materials. During that time, he also worked on food and environmental policy research at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, and worked extensively on domestic fair trade issues. Joe has also been a worker-owner at Equal Exchange cooperative where he helped start a Midwest distribution center, as well as develop and implement their fair-trade banana program. Through these experiences, Joe has gained a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities that are unique to democratically owned and operated businesses, here, and around the world.

Kristine Kvamme

Programs Manager

Kristine is a graduate of Beloit College and has worked at a variety of non-profits in Massachusetts and Wisconsin. She is passionate about community issues and sustainability, and is especially interested in recycling, composting and eating locally. Kristine recently joined the Master Water Stewards program through the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and hopes to fill her neighborhood with raingardens. She enjoys reading, writing, cooking from a CSA share and growing vegetables from seed.

Olivia House

Graphic Designer

Olivia House is an up and coming freelance graphic designer from Minneapolis. A recent high school grad, Olivia will be studying graphic design and marketing in the fall at Augsburg College, where she will also be playing soccer. Olivia is excited to climb on board with the Do it Green! Minnesota team and is hoping to learn more about ways she can help conserve the environment.

Sara Grochowski

Founding Accountant

Sara is a Certified Public Accountant; she worked in the public accounting sector for several years and then left to pursue personal interests overseas. Sara randomly picked up the original Do It Green! publication in 2006 after returning to the US and contacted the organization for opportunities to volunteer and familiarize herself with the “green” community. Now, years later she currently serves as Accountant and Co-Publisher. Her other interests involve accounting work for local nonprofits and small businesses, yoga, writing and chasing after her two young children full time. She is deeply involved in the local Minneapolis community and feels blessed to be part of a fantastic organization.

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