About The Team

Rootsy is brought to you by a team of homesteading experts from across the United States. From homesteading on a small suburban lot to living off the grid, we love to garden, grow and preserve herbs, raise animals, get crafty, forage for wild edibles, create art, and share our love for all things Rootsy.

Colleen Codekas

Author of Grow Forage Cook Ferment
I love empowering others to grow their own food, forage for wild edible and medicinal plants, cook from scratch, make homemade herbal products, and ferment and preserve the abundance. I am passionate about permaculture gardening and self sufficient living in every way.

Colleen is part of Rootsy’s social media, marketing, and content teams. She also works with Rootsy affiliates.

Amanda Idlewild

Author of Idlewild Alaska
I strive for a self-sufficient and organic life while dealing with the difficulties Alaska brings to homesteading. We’re raising chickens and turkeys naturally and hoping to grow our little farm.

Amanda is part of Rootsy’s social media, marketing, and content teams. She helps to oversee the forums and was instrumental in the design of Rootsy’s logo.

Jessica Lane

Author of The 104 Homestead
I specialize in small-space homesteading, in fact my homestead is only 1/4 acre on the outskirts of a small town. With a degree in zoology and a focus on holistic care, I teach people how to raise their livestock in a natural way. What my animals eat, my family eats. What my family eats is important to me.

Jessica is part of Rootsy’s store, website maintenance and design, and affiliate teams.

Kathie Lapcevic

Author of Homespun Seasonal Living
I help others cultivate a fiercely D.I.Y. lifestyle in harmony with the natural rhythms of the earth. I encourage creating a life made from one’s own hands through gardening, food preservation, herbal remedies, and simple living.

Kathie is part of Rootsy’s website teams as well as the content and editorial teams. She also oversees the general running of Rootsy.

Connie Meyer

Author of Urban Overalls
I am a sustainable urban homesteader who breathes new life into repurposed items, and demonstrates and teaches heritage skills to others.

Connie is part of Rootsy’s social media and marketing teams.

Teri Page

Author of Homestead Honey
I inspire others to live their homestead dream by sharing the beauty, joy, and challenges of growing and preserving food, living off the grid, homeschooling, and developing a radical homestead from scratch.

Teri is part of Rootsy’s editorial and content teams. She also works on the website team to make sure Rootsy is not only beautiful, but user-friendly.

Angi Schneider

Author of SchneiderPeeps
I love to encourage people to just start. It’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out and it’s okay if things don’t turn out the way they’re “supposed” to. The simple living journey is full of fun twists and turns but if you don’t start, you’ll never find them.

Angi is part of Rootsy’s community and merchandising teams. She also oversees the general running of Rootsy.

Shelle Wells

Author of Preparedness Mama
I’m a busy mom, wife, preparedness enthusiast and blogger who dreams about growing things on my 1.25 acres in Central Texas, where I plant a huge garden, preserve food. and teach others about preparedness and self-reliance.

Shelle is part of Rootsy’s merchandising and affiliate teams. She works as Rootsy’s bookkeeper and oversees the general running of Rootsy.

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