Ken Patterson, Executive Director

Ken Patterson, Executive Director

Ken is the executive director for Feed Communities. He is responsible for leading the team to achieve growth and positively impact the region. He supports day-to-day operations, including creative program development and community partnerships, which ensure the organization is responsive to new opportunities to serve.

Amanda Cothren, Editor and Creative Director of Edible Ozarkansas

Amanda Cothren is the Editor and Creative Director for Edible Ozarkansas, the local food magazine of Northwest Arkansas. She has an intense passion for print pieces and brings with her more than a decade of magazine production experience. Most notably, she previously worked as the Creative Director for the award-winning magazine of the University of Arkansas Alumni Association, Arkansas.

Amanda is a Washington County Master Gardener and Master Composter. In addition to gardening, Amanda enjoys cooking and canning, music and plays, her monthly book group, and traveling whenever possible–particularly along back roads of Arkansas.

Amanda and her husband, Russell, live atop Gaylor Mountain, near Winslow, Arkansas, where they are restoring a 1930s stone cottage, cultivating a small peony farm, keeping bees, and sharing their home with a very spoiled cat.