April 21, 2013

Meet OOTGP


Douglas Wright, Operations Director

Doug Wright is an attorney in solo practice in Greensboro.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree with distinction from the University of Virginia in 1979; and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the College of William & Mary in 1982, where he was the joint recipient of the Emory Gault Scholarship, and the Cutlter Prize for Constitutional Law. Doug is married to Leslee Wright, and they have two grown children. Although a Virginia native, Doug moved to Greensboro in 1984 and has lived here ever since.

Doug has been a volunteer with OOTGP since 2012, and has worked as a regular volunteer at the Warehouse, in the raised garden beds at the Clifton Road Center, and with the Fresh Mobile Markets. He has worked on OOTGP’s Operations and Administration Committees, and served as a member of OOTGP’s Board of Directors in 2016 and 2017. In addition to OOTGP, Doug has extensive community outreach experience volunteering with other nonprofits such as Greensboro Urban Ministry, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro, and GCS child literacy programs.

 


   Aubrey Powell – Assistant Operations Manager

In search of a change of career direction Aubrey joined the OOTGP team in February of 2016. As the Fresh Mobile Market and Assistant Operations Manager he helps to oversee donation pickups from our local vendors and ensures that all donations are allocated back out into the local food deserts. He provides guidance at each of our Fresh Mobile Markets to our excellent staff, wonderful volunteers, and incredible clients. OOTGP has given Aubrey the opportunity to serve his community in tangible and effective way. When asked he explains that he loves coming to work each day and that it has been “a breath of fresh air” since his first moment as a staff member.
 
 

Rebecca Entwhistle – Volunteer and Food Reclamation Coordinator

Contact her at rebecca@outofthegardenproject.org or 336-430-6070 ext 1

As volunteer coordinator Rebecca connects community members to opportunities to serve in the various programs at Out of the Garden Project. Volunteers are extremely important in furthering our mission. She also coordinate our Food Reclamation Initiative and makes sure cafeteria managers receive the supplies they need and coordinate volunteers to pick up the leftover lunch food.

 

 


Candice Bangham – Community Kitchen Coordinator

Candice is a recent graduate of UNC Asheville with a major in sociology and a minor in Spanish. Hoping to pursue a career in Public Health, she has returned to her hometown of Greensboro. Her previous work experience in recreation and health and counseling centers have led her to develop a passion for health and equal access to healthy lifestyles. She hopes to share her love of cooking with new food entrepreneurs at Out of the Garden Project as our new Community Kitchen Coordinator.

 

 

 


April Miller  – AmeriCorps

April grew up in a small town with two working parents understanding that she may not get everything she wished for but would be provided with what was needed. From a young age she understood what challenging decisions life could have in store for so many Americans, making choices such as picking between groceries or paying the power bill. That we are all only a paycheck away from making these choices or losing the place we each call home. For twelve years she has worked as a probation officer, entering people’s homes who never know where their next meal is coming from or what resources are available to them.  The first year she signed up for AmeriCorps she was allowed to pick three positions to interview for; two of her picks were both positions available at OOTGP. After meeting with Don and Kristy she knew there was no need to go to the third interview, OOTGP was where she choose to serve as an AmeriCorps member. She is now in her third year of service with Out of the Garden Project and is incredibly proud of the growth and development of OOTGP .


 

Cherise Batts – AmeriCorps

 

 

 

 

 


Jesslyn Hill – AmeriCorps

Jesslyn is a recent graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in nutrition and a passion for alleviating food insecurity in her community. After spending time in South Africa she gained invaluable insight on the international hunger epidemic that left her to return home and work to end malnutrition on a local and global scale. As a Volunteer and Operations Assistant, Jesslyn collects donations from local businesses and takes inventory of them at the warehouse.  Assisting volunteers in making weekend backpack meals for children is another one of her tasks.  She also portions fresh produce, meats, canned good and government allocated meals for all of the clients at each of our fresh mobile markets throughout the month.

 

 


Joy Miller – Duff – Night Shift Pick-Up Driver

Joy Miller is one of two loyal night shift pick-up drivers who picks up from several Panera Bread locations four nights per week. She is a longtime friend and supporter of Out of the Garden Project who is proud to attribute to ending food insecurity in her own community.

 

 

 


Lynn Fuller – Night Shift Pick-Up Driver

As a part-time Child Nutrition Assistant for the Guilford County school system, childhood hunger is a cause that Lynn works with day in and day out. Out of the Garden Project’s mission to combat food insecurity for children in her own community drew Lynn to find new ways to make a personal impact on the hunger issue at hand. After speaking with Don Milholin she found the evening donation pickups to be a way that she could make a direct impact on people’s lives. Childhood hunger is a large issue in the triad and Lynn am very proud to be apart of the solution as a member of the Out of the Garden Project team.