Wendy Horton, Executive Director
Wendy is a passionate advocate of consuming nutritious, home grown foods. Growing up on a farm, she gained a great love for the earth and the bounty it provides. Wanting to share this with her two sons and the East Palo Alto community, she co-founded the nonprofit educational farm, City Limits Urban Farm, which she has run with her husband for the past seven years. She has extensive experience working with the East Palo Alto, East Menlo Park, and Redwood City communities, providing volunteer opportunities through City Limits, business training, and nutritional guidance through workshops. Wendy also brings to Collective Roots a breadth of business and nonprofit experience critical to the responsibilities of being an executive director, including extensive fundraising, event, and financial management (plus a CPA certification). As president of the PTO for her son’s elementary, she appropriates funding and coordinates the staff, parents, and upwards of 80 volunteers to ensure the nonprofit’s success. While working at a big-six accounting firm, she oversaw tax-consulting projects and managed large international teams. She has experience organizing forums and managing international delegates from her days at the nonprofit, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, in Washington DC. She received master’s degrees from Harvard University in world religions and international relations and from Brigham Young University in tax. She looks forward to helping Collective Roots grow, from the ground up!