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    • Jeremy Andrews Executive Director, or CEO "Chief Excitement Officer"

       

  • Jeremy is the founder and visionary behind Sprout Urban Farms and every other thing in Battle Creek that makes you go, "Oh, that's cool."

    After graduating from Lakeview High School and Western Michigan University, Jeremy traveled the globe before deciding to return to Battle Creek. He returned with the hopes that he would transform his hometown into a place people wanted to live and work. He's done a pretty good job of that. Jeremy also helped to launch the BCMAMS, and serves on the board of the Calhoun County Land Bank.

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    • Brennan Dougherty Food Hub Manager

  • Brennan was born and raised in Battle Creek. In her early 20s, a job on a farm in Colorado took her out of Michigan to chase an idea and a feeling that farming may just be the thing she wants to do forever. Colorado peaches turned into Washington vegetables, California berries and eventually led to New Orleans urban agriculture. Working the majority of her time in agriculture in the urban agriculture landscape of New Orleans, Brennan worked with community gardens, school gardens, non-profit farms and food justice projects, and for-profit farms. Her most recent work in New Orleans found her managing a quarter acre for-profit, self-sustaining "artisanal and medicinal" farm in the heart of the Treme neighborhood. While living in New Orleans in 2008, her mother sent her an article about Sprout's work in Battle Creek. The sight never left her mind. She joined Sprout in February 2015 as the Food Hub Manager, managing the Sprout Box program- Sprouts customizable weekly box available for EBT and credit customers. 

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  • Lee Winkler -  Food Hub Associate 

    Info coming soon!

    • Olivia Jayakar -Farm to School Coordinator/Food Hub Associate

  • (info coming soon!)

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    • Lauren Bradford Food Hub Associate

  • Lauren has lived in Battle Creek, Michigan for the majority of her life.  In her early twenties she left Battle Creek to explore her native land of Texas.  There she started working in the food industry at a market called "Central Market".  There her passion and curiousity for food really took off.  However, she wanted to get back to her roots and around the people she was raised, so she moved back up north.  Lauren volunteered with Sprout a bit in the summer of 2015 to get out of the house as a new stay-at-home mom.  The following year a position came available and she hopped right on it!

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