Wendy Aeschlimann

Jennifer Schmidt is a Sr. Principal Account Manager at West Monroe Partners.  She has supported the Talking Farm since 2020 through donations, membership, and attending TTF events.  In 2021 and 2023, Jennifer sponsored TTF through West Monroe’s Giving Friday program as well as sponsoring TTF in West Monroe’s Day of Service where 100 WM employee donated their

Ross has been volunteering at The Talking Farm since 2011 and joined the board in January 2015. He grew up in the north suburbs of Chicago and studied International Affairs in Washington D.C. Since he was a child, Ross has had a strong interest in agriculture and how food is produced. After a decade in

Maureen is an executive compensation and employee benefits attorney focusing on M&A transactions. She joined the Board in 2018 after being a long-time donor and volunteer. Maureen enjoys grilling and growing local foods and spending time with her two cocker spaniels. She also volunteers as a pro bono tax preparer for Ladder Up and sits

After 27 years working as a litigator, the last 19 as a partner at Butler Rubin in Chicago, Lou left law practice to pursue his interest in cooking. After a year in an accelerated degree program at Kendall College and a four-month internship at The Peninsula Chicago, Lou obtained his Associates of Applied Science in

After 18 years of practicing law for a large law firm, Wendy now leads her own real estate development company with property interests in Chicago and Michigan. She splits her time between Chicago and Fennville, Michigan, a small, rural town known for its local hard cider, cheesemakers, orchards, and locally-grown fruit and vegetables. She joined