CRAIG & JEANINE BROEK – Co-Directors
The Table Urban Farm
Jeanine Kopaska Broek, Co-Director
Jeanine completed her Master’s Degree in Public Health at Hunter College/CUNY in New York City (2011) which has led her to pursue links between agriculture and public health. Her passion to see food grown in unsuspecting places led her to develop a master’s thesis on farming corporate campuses as a worksite wellness initiative. Jeanine’s years of study were enhanced by keeping her hands in the dirt locally as she worked for a local community supported farm. Prior to her time in New Jersey, Jeanine worked in higher education as the Director of Admissions at Kuyper College (Grand Rapids, MI).
Jeanine enjoys camping, biking, and hiking with her family in her spare time, and via her work with The Table, has fulfilled her dreams of sharing vegetables from her bicycle.
Craig Broek, Co-Director
Craig began his career in pastoral ministry in Ridgewood, NJ. After serving for 6+ years, he and Jeanine began to pursue a vision of non-traditional ministry. His passion to see people developing in their faith journey shapes his work and community interaction. He enjoys meeting people and building relationships especially through sports and recreational activities, like umpiring and coaching. Craig has also been trained as a Level 1 StrengthsFinder Coach.
In his free time Craig enjoys all sports, taking on new projects, reading, cooking, and homebrewing.
Craig and Jeanine have been married since 1999 and have two young children.
JESSICA ALLEN – Lead Grower
The Table Urban Farm
Jessica has been working with The Table since the late spring of 2016.
Jessica grew up in a large family in rural Indiana. After graduating from Ball State University with a degree in Education, Jessica moved to Japan with a group of friends and a sense of adventure. Three years later, she and her husband returned to the United States, settling in Denver, Colorado. The first 7 years in her new home were spent teaching and seeking out ways to benefit the wellness and education of her students outside of the classroom in addition to expanding her own knowledge of growing food in Colorado’s climate.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking with her dog, and exploring all that Colorado offers with her family and friends.