SEAC Staff

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Jesse Knoth
Executive Director

Jesse has a long-standing history of serving Rochester’s communities. He became active in his neighborhood while attending Rochester Institute of Technology and turned his passion into a career.

He’s developed community gardens; painted murals on fences, utility boxes, and walkways; run farmers markets; and worked with many block clubs, neighborhood groups, and businesses.

Jesse is an advocate for active transportation and lives by it, riding his bike wherever he needs to go, regardless of the rain, sleet, or snow.

Still highly involved in his own community, Jesse helps with the Westside Farmers Market and serves as a delegate of the 19th Ward Community Association as well as on the board of the Farmers Market Federation of New York.

On the weekends, he can be found showing off our city as a tour guide for Rochester Pedal Tours or disc golfing at a local course.

Allie Thut
Program Outreach Coordinator

Allie is new to the Rochester scene and has been taking the last year and half to explore the Rochester area and what the community has to offer.  Coming from Wisconsin, she has a background as a high school educator and event coordinator.

Here in Rochester she is actively involved with the community.  She helps out at the local YMCA, coordinates food vendors for local Rochester events, and assists with organizing events with Rochester Animal Services.

In her free time you can find her exploring the many parks and running the streets and trails in the area!