As a passionate farmer I am very excited to help others discover the joys of growing food. I was born in Alabama where I grew up around farmers in his family and ex-share croppers who still had farms and live stock. I spent a lot of my summers on my family’s property learning about the principles of farming and raising live stock. I have also worked with a church after school program in Laurel, MD helping youth complete their home work and study for tests. After high school in Prince George’s County, I spent a year in Indiana in a Discipleship training program, where I worked with local young people and engaged in community outreach work in various parts of Indiana, Chicago and Mexico. I then returned to Virginia, started his own painting business, and in his free time, assisted his father’s church with various community outreach projects and events for a few years. Before joining ECO, I grew fruit and vegetables and raised chickens on a small backyard organic farm on his family’s land in Virginia. I am looking forward to helping and being a part of the local food movement in Prince Georges County and neighboring counties. I am also in a few local bands and hope to feed to people with good food and good music.