Carol “Cauliflower” Gundersen is a life-long picky eater whose life was changed by the work of farming. Prior to founding the Food Literacy Project in 2006, Carol’s work experience included community organizing and farm policy work, environmental and farm-based education, and two seasons growing vegetables at Oxmoor Farm.
Associate Executive Director Angelique “Asparagus” Perez, MPH, has been a key driver of the Food Literacy Project’s impact and strategic direction since 2009, maximizing extensive experience with Farm-to-School support and obesity prevention programs. She has led several cross-sector projects, including FLP’s USDA Farm to School support services project and a recent Farm-to-School grant award with Metro Louisville Farm to Table; she was also the project director for a 2.5 year Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program project spearheading a new level of sophistication for FLP’s monitoring and evaluation processes. Perez holds a Master’s in Public Health, and worked with Community Farm Alliance to complete Louisville’s first community food assessment, bringing attention to urgent food security issue and helping to found the city’s first Food Security Task Force in 2007.
Sarah “Sage” McCartt-Jackson brings with her a background in environmental education, folk studies, and poetry.
Dee Dee “Dandelion” Flynn joined the Food Literacy Project an AmeriCorps VISTA and stayed on after her year of service ended. She creates our communications materials, manages our website and social media, assists with fundraising campaigns, and coordinates special events, including our annual Field-to-Fork Dinner. Dee Dee is a recent graduate of Centre College, where she graduated with a B.A. in Politics and International Studies.
A retired librarian, Martha “Mushroom” is an eight-year volunteer and now new employee of the Food Literacy Project, work that combines her love of nature, fresh vegetables, and respect for those who grow it as well as a lifelong commitment to public service and education.
Casey “Kohlrabi” was born and raised in northern Illinois. He has worked with non-profits since 1986, both in the US and internationally. As Business Manager, he assists with administrative support. He is excited about FLP’s work in the community and the remarkable staff that is dedicated to service and justice.
Kelli “Carrot” McAllister Bailey is an avid environmentalist and teacher. Her interests include nature-based literature, beekeeping, the local food movement, soap-making, travel, and yoga. She has been part of the team at FLP since 2015.
Dani “Dandelion” Bartlett Asenjo is the Lead Farm Based Educator for the Food Literacy Project and is thrilled to be making a living by diggin’ in the dirt and helping the children of Louisville embrace their inner “outdoor kid!”
Maureen “Mushroom” Neal is the South Points Farmers Market manager and Farm-Based Educator.
Grace “Green Pepper” Mican gives life to her interest in sustainable and local food systems while working at the farm. Her passionate side can also be seen when dancing in performances and teaching classes with Flamenco Louisville. Grace loves to travel and is fluent in Spanish after living in Spain for two years but for now she’s happy to be home.
Erin “Echinacea” Walsh is a Farm-Based Educator.
Kasia “Watermelon” Jaalouk has worked with the Food Literacy Project as a crew member of the Youth Community Agriculture Program for two years. She now works as a Community Food Leader. She hopes to attend Jefferson Community and Technical College.
Tha “Coconut” Yea first worked with The Food Literacy Project as a program participant in the Academic Youth Community Agriculture Program (YCAP), then worked as a crew member during the summer for YCAP, and now works on staff as a Community Food Leader.
John “June Bug” Hayes is the handyman extraordinaire at The Food Literacy Project. He has been volunteering with FLP for over five years.