Annelies Lottmann leads the Central Texas Office (Austin) for the Texas Rural Cooperative Center, a project of the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley. In that role, she assists groups seeking to form or strengthen cooperative businesses all around Texas. Before joining TRCC in 2015, Annelies co-founded Yard to Market Co-op, a producers’ cooperative that offers sales and marketing services to small-scale food producers in the Austin area. Annelies has a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. When she’s not working with TRCC clients or tending her garden, she practices Brazilian rhythms with the Austin Samba School.