SEAC Staff


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.

Selena Ragland
Outreach Coordinator