Get to know our team!
Eiswerth, a resident of Tucson since 1992, worked as a research geologist specializing in GeoSpatial Information Technologies with the US Geological Survey. After ten years working extensively with technology transfer in Latin America, she pursued a career as an environmental scientist working at the Office of Arid Lands, Arizona Remote Sensing Center. Her work included projects in East and West Africa. In 2003, after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, Eiswerth founded a community based organization, which soon focused on UN refugees. The programs have evolved from harvesting a few thousand pounds of fruit to an annual harvest of over 50 tons of fruit, nuts, and vegetables from backyards, local farms and orchards. Barbara serves on the state Linking Edible Arizona Forests (LEAF) steering committee, heads the UALEAF project, and is an adjunct at the University of Arizona in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment.
Taylor Ducklow is a writer, filmmaker and local feminist activist who works with various organizations around Tucson. As a recent graduate of The University of Arizona, a part time freelance writer for Tucson Weekly, and the Harvest Coordinator at Iskashitaa, Taylor spends most of her time working with refugees, promoting social justice, and writing about sex education, border politics, and queer issues in Tucson. If you volunteer at Iskashitaa's harvests or donate your fruit trees, you will likely receive an email or call from her. After having moved to Tucson in 2013, she plans to make the Southwest her home with her best friend and her pets Tula, Fluffernut, and Woolf.
Michael Rosenkrantz has more than 30 years of work experience in NGOs. From March 2009-August 2016 he lived in India and Nepal working for the Indian Government and a variety of NGOs. Besides working at Iskashitaa Mike is also an Assistant Women's Wheelchair Basketball Coach at the University of Arizona. Mike has an MBA and an MA-Sociology.