Our Staff

Prakash Laufer


For 18 years Prakash and his wife, Jody Wright, were the owners of Motherwear, a catalog company for breast-feeding mothers in Northampton. He is one of the founders of Pioneer Valley Local First, a long- time board member of United for a Fair Economy, and now helping to organize the Economic Democracy Conference in Madison, WI in October of 2012 (see the ad on page 20). A dancer, medita- tor, and yogi, Prakash has lived in Florence for 26 years and raised his family here. He and Jody have 5 grown daughters (4 of whom were adopted from around the world) and 2 grandchildren.
See Prakash’s Resume:

Before Together Northampton Prakash published two issues of the Brick House Community Center Newsletter mailed to every home and business in Montague and Gill in 2010.

Brickhouse Jan 2010 Newsletter Vers Dec 24 2010

Brickhouse Newsletter July 2010



Erica Silber

Editor and Writer

Erica is a freelance writer and editor, specializing in non-profit communications and grant writing. She also offers constructive criticism and editing for writers of all kinds. Erica fell in love with the Pioneer Valley and moved here from the Boston area two years ago. She is currently writing her first novel and enjoys dancing, hiking, beading, yoga, and meditation.


Seth Gregory


Seth runs an independent design practice focused on making professional design work accessible to non-profit organizations and small businesses in the region. He has also been able to employ his design talents in a meaningful way as a member of the Board of Directors for Grow Food Northampton. Seth lives in Northampton with his wife, Angie and three young children. He enjoys cooking and gets a break from his work by playing soccer and basketball.