To meet other Bold states and founder Jane Kleeb, visit the Bold Alliance.


Linda Anderson, Bold Nebraska State Director: Linda Anderson is a lifelong activist with over 30 years of accumulated experience. Linda specializes in community organization, direct action and political strategy. In her spare time, Linda spends time with her family, two dogs, and a variety of volunteer experiences that benefit the least if these in our community.

Ben Gotschall, Energy & Local Food Director: Ben was born and raised on a cattle ranch in the Sandhills of southwest Holt County, Nebraska.  Although most of his occupations have been agricultural, he has also published a full-length book of poetry and taught college English.  He continues to maintain a connection to the Sandhills, running his own cattle business and helping his family manage the ranch, while finding the time to write, play music, and work on behalf of farmers and ranchers with the Nebraska Farmers Union and other organizations.