Tim Hall is a founding member and visionary leader for pathways out of poverty in a green solidarity economy. He is co-founder and a board member for the Boston Workers Alliance, as well as Roxbury Green Power, a waste vegetable oil recycling business that was a predecessor to CERO. Tim appreciates the potential for cultural unity, environmental justice and green business.
Steven Evans was born and raised in Boston, and attended Boston Public Schools, which means he "graduated from SCU (Street Corner University)". Instilled with entrepreneurial spirit from an early age, he worked in the private sector and as an independent courier and trucker. He joined CERO because he believes it’s a great opportunity to create jobs in communities that have historically been passed over.
Josefina Luna is a world citizen born on the Dominican Republic’s north coast. She studied education and worked as a teacher for 15 years before moving to Boston in 1993. From her mother, Josefina learned to plant trees. She felt the satisfaction of having a garden in the yard with abundant food for her family. She learned to love and respect her environment and has been an environmental activist ever since.
Maya is a creative entrepreneur who engages with sustainability and creation in the urban space. A worker-owner and sales team leader at CERO Cooperative, she arranges new food waste recycling programs and provides customer service. Her interests range from business development and sustainable design to art, holistic living and permaculture. Maya was a 2017 Chapter Network Fellow for the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives and the Democracy at Work Institute. She graduated from Columbia University in The City of New York with a B.A. in English Literature.
Jon Butler is a food industry devotee, with a degree in Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Food Technology from Hampshire College. He is bringing food waste diversion to the forefront of sustainable food conversations in Boston, and is excited to be working in hard-working Boston communities that are not always included in the sustainability conversation.
Lor Holmes leads venture development and capitalization strategies for CERO. She received her Master’s degree in community economic development from Southern New Hampshire University and has led economic development initiatives in Boston for over 20 years. Like all of the CERO worker-owners, Lor shares a passion for sustainable economic development and democratic models of community ownership.