Board of Directors

The volunteer Board of Directors for the Keller Farmers Market holds the vision and maintains the fiscal health of the market. The Board, along with our vendors, volunteers, staff, and executive director, work together to ensure the continued success of the market by creating a fun, education-filled, family atmosphere and community gathering spot during the market season.

Gwen Allen

Gwen Allen

Board Chair

Gwen has 15 years of project management with McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 14 pharmaceutical company. Gwen holds a BS degree in Behavioral Science and an MS Degree in Business Management. Gwen moved to the Dallas area in 1998 from Indiana where she served on numerous boards and tasks forces providing services to state citizens, as a State government employee. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha National Sorority, Inc.

Brian Boerner

Brian Boerner

Secretary

As a native North Texas, Brian has spent his time watching things grow. Whether in the family’s backyard or his grandparent’s farm, he understands and appreciates what it takes to “make it grow” and get it from “farm to table.” Professionally, Brian has spent almost 30 years developing, implementing, and directing regional environmental programs for a major, north Texas, City and an energy exploration company. In his free time, he works with local youth through his participation in the Boy Scouts of America, Mustang District, Longhorn Council.

Heather Foote

Heather Foote

Board Member

Heather is honored to support a venue for local farmers and artisans through her service on Keller Farmers Market Board. As a professional educator, she designs and leads outdoor experiential science programs. Heather founded Prairie Keepers, an Earth Education group based in Keller, and co-directed Prairie Fest 2013 at Tandy Hills in Fort Worth. She also serves on the steering committee of the North Texas Children in Nature Network.

Brian Bisdorf

Brian Bisdorf

Board Member

Brian moved his Edward Jones office to Keller in the late part of 2014. He is responsible for local families’ finances and investments. Brian enjoys cooking with whole foods including grass fed and organic meats, locally grown produce and living an active healthy lifestyle. Joining the KFM was an easy decision by simply following his passions. It is important to understand what you put in your body and how your body reacts to certain food types. Brian is also actively serving in the following organizations: Blue Zones Project, Empty Bowls and a Keller Rotarian.

Charles Youts

Charles Youts

Board Member

Growing up just outside of San Angelo in the small town of Grape Creek, Chef Charles learned at a young age that hard work, a genuine love of the outdoors, and a hands-on style of cooking can make for a delicious life. He actively participated in FFA and enjoyed frequent hunting and fishing trips in West Texas. During this time, Chef Charles also began competing in chuck-wagon cookout competitions, cooking everything from chili to brisket to complete meals in open fire Dutch ovens.

Chef Charles enrolled in the Art Institute of Dallas and in 2001 completed his Associates of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts. However, it was those initial lessons he learned creating meals around the campfire that influenced his approach to professional cooking, teaching, and serving his community.
Chef Charles’ menu at the The Classic at Roanoke draws heavily from his early love of open fire cooking and he routinely smokes many of the restaurant’s staple dishes. Diners at the Classic Café can expect exceptional service and outstanding flavors that emphasize quality and freshness.

In addition to serving as Executive Chef of The Classic at Roanoke and teaching classes, Chef Charles puts his skills to use serving the DFW community at numerous charitable events.

Brian Morovitz

Brian Morovitz

Board Member

I live in Keller and am the owner of Bella Bean Farms. I think eating healthy, leading an active lifestyle, and supporting your local community are very important. I encourage friends and family to do the same. I want to help support local farmers and food producers that develop healthy, nutritious, and delicious food options. Food has a unique way of bringing different people together. It is incredible how people can grow, learn, and enjoy their community, when they come together at places like KFM.

Jenna Vandiver

Jenna Vandiver

Board Member

I am a stay-at-home mom that is in the process of starting my own Nutrition Practice. I love being able to provide my nutrition knowledge and experience to the Farmers Market and creating excitement for people to attend, to learn more about healthy foods, and support local agriculture. I have a B.S. from the University of Central Oklahoma for Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Management.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Licensed Dietitian for the State of Texas

Dan Paret

Dan Paret

Board Member

Mr. Paret handles matters in various firm practice areas including civil and commercial litigation, corporate and business transactions, labor and employment, oil and gas, governmental relations, and professional liability. Mr. Paret is a Certified Mediator and has resolved numerous cases through alternative dispute resolution methods. Mr. Paret was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and is fluent in Spanish.
EDUCATION
Texas Christian University (B.B.A. Finance with a minor in Economics, magna cum laude, May 2010)
Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D. May 2013)
Pepperdine University Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (M.D.R. May 2013)