Candace started with Grow Appalachia in 2012 and manages fundraising, evaluations, program development, marketing and strategic planning.
David CookeFounder & Advisor
David has been with Grow Appalachia since the start and believes now more than ever that this work is of great importance in the region.
Mark WaldenAssociate Director of Production Programming
Mark began with Grow Appalachia in 2012 and currently delivers direct technical support to producers throughout the region.
Elora OverbeyProgram Associate
Elora provides administrative support to all Grow Appalachia initiatives and assists with communications and development.
Martina LeforceBerea Kids Eat Coordinator
Martina coordinates the Berea Kids Eat program, a year-round feeding and nutritional education program for Berea youth.
Chris McKenzieSmall Farm Production Adviser
Chris works with small farm families in Eastern Kentucky to develop plans to increase their farm’s efficiency and profitability.
Taye OlwenNutrition Education Coordinator
Taye works with local youth, coordinating and implementing programming based on gardening and nutrition education.
Kayla PrestonSocial Enterprise Manager
Kayla manages our social enterprise program, including high tunnel consultation and construction, fertilizer and garden supply sales.
Matt WilsonBeekeeping Initiative Advisor
Matt worked with small farm families in Eastern Kentucky to develop plans to increase their farm’s efficiency and profitability. He now shares his knowledge and insight to the development of Grow Appalachia’s Beekeeping Initiative.
Terra CashHigh Tunnel Assistant
Terra is the social enterprise program assistant. She manufactures and travels with Kayla building high tunnels around the region.
Nathaniel FishCurriculum Coordinator
Nathaniel is a Berea college student who works with our garden grants program. He collects data and resources from our partner sites and organizes them into a detailed instructional library.