Jon Ruiter – Executive Director
Introducing Jon Ruiter – Executive Director of The Greenhouse Project.
Jon comes to TGP after a 30-year career in law and banking compliance, including the most recent 15 years working in Community Reinvestment and Community Development for banks. During this time, Jon worked with and got to know many nonprofits with various missions, but quickly discovered a passion for those dealing with healthy food access, food insecurity, and promoting small farmers and local growers. Jon started volunteering with TGP in 2018 and joined the TGP Board of Directors in early 2019. Prior to that, Jon was the Board Treasurer of NeighborWorks Sacramento for eight years. Jon has a law degree from Santa Clara University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Oregon State University. Jon and is wife Mary live in Carson City. Their daughter Alyssa, 24, lives in Reno and son Eric, 22, lives in Folsom. In his spare time, Jon enjoys cycling, gardening, and reading.
Jon is a wonderful addition to The Greenhouse Project.