Adam Fisher  Herb Production CoordinatorIMG_0523 adam@appalachianherbgrowers.com

Adam grew up on a small family farm in rural North Carolina. He has worked with plants my whole life and 2012 received an associate’s degree in sustainable agriculture from Central Carolina Community College. He has worked as a manager of an organic vegetable production farm and as a caretaker with Spikenard Honey Bee Sanctuary.

Adam continues to be a student of biodynamics, permaculture, mycology and beekeeping. He is primarily responsible for our campus Gardens and Greenhouses. He also assists with educational programs, Garden Tours, and our harvesting and processing functions.

 

013Naomi Crews  Herb Production Coordinator
naomi@appalachianherbgrowers.com

Naomi joined the AHGC Team in February of 2015. She finds that having the opportunity to work for a program focused on producing sustainably grown perennial herbs for regional economic empowerment is amazing. In addition to being a full time employee for the AHGC, and the mother of two elementary school children, she is also an herb growing member of the Consortium at home.

 

Becca Pray  Seasonal Garden Hand

Becca comes from Potomac, Maryland. Her hobbies include outdoor sports, particularly backpacking and kayaking. She has one cat named Spooky. She currently lives in a small cabin which she is enthusiastic about converting into a tiny home.

 

Felta Virginia  Seasonal Garden Hand

Felta is originally from Northern Virginia but has been in the Floyd area for five years. She has two children and is an artist. Her interests include herbal farming and she hopes to become an integral part of the Floyd community development and have an impact on rural economics and the organic movement.

 


Support Staff

Kim Altizer  Office Administration

Contact: kim@brccm.org

Kim grew up in Floyd and currently resides in next door Montgomery County. She has three children and is happy to be out of the corporate world for at least a little while. She likes to go hiking and being outdoors and loves the beach and watching volleyball of any kind.


Amy Avery
  Marketing Consultant

Contact: amy@appalachianherbgrowers.com

Amy is a recent mom working from home to keep our websites up to date and our logos looking sharp. Another native of Floyd County, Amy enjoys quilting and geography and trying to find the time to cook.

 

Nile Bachmann, L.Ac., MSOM: On-site Consultant
nile@brccm.org

Nile Bachmann studied Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine in Seattle, Washington. Nile graduated with a Master’s degree from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2012 where he was trained in the many uses of Acupuncture, Herbs, and Tui-Na bodywork in the promotion and maintenance of health. He is also a graduate of the Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy in Virginia Beach and holds a BS in Biology from Virginia Tech. Before joining the team at BRCCM Nile was working in a community acupuncture clinic in Charlottesville, Virginia.