Director and Produce Buyer
Kelli joined us in June 2020. She came to us with experience in the nonprofit world and a real passion for the good she does in her community. She wakes up early every Wednesday and Thursday to buy all of our produce, lines up volunteers, and manages the volunteers who show up and make the shares. She is constantly cleaning and revamping our pick up spaces and truck! In March 2022, Kelli took over as Director of the Produce Project after volunteering for years. She has endless energy for giving back to anyone in need. She has tons of ideas to grow and expand our little project. She is also a business owner in the community, as well as running Bridge The Gap. She never stops!
Mike Shumake - Founder
Mike Shumake, aka Shu to his online students, comes from about a decade of face to face classroom experience in traditional and innovative alternative schools. He has a Master’s in School Administration at NCSU and was the online teacher of the year for the state of NC in 2009. He started The Produce Project in 2015, and turned it over to Kelli in 2022.