Meet Our Volunteer Board of Directors
Katie is a North Carolina transplant who moved to Nashville in 2017 to join the Grand Ole Opry's digital marketing team. When not baking pies or running, she loves exploring the intricacies of Southern foodways and talking people's ears off about The Omnivore's Dilemma. A winter vegetable enthusiast, she’s glad brussels sprouts are finally getting their due.
James Garrido is a Chicago native who currently is the General Manager of Henley within the Kimpton Aertson Hotel in Midtown. James has spent the entirety of his adult life in restaurants and bars and is fascinated by the intersection of hospitality and profitability in F&B operations. In his free time, he loves to eat fresh cheese and ripe tomatoes.
Community and fundraising chair
Ginger Sands moved to Nashville in 1995 after touring with her band throughout the western US, with dreams of being in one place long enough to raise homegrown tomatoes. Teaching artist, community organizer and a founding member of the Nashville School Garden Coalition, Ginger believes that good food and good music can change the world. She spends much of her time honing her skills at creating, promoting and consuming both.