2020 FFM Board Members

Katie Baker

Owner of Baker Advertising & Design, Katie has been a graphic artist for 30 years. A variety of clients have honed her skills in print, radio, television, marketing, branding and logo production.  Originally from the country in Pennsylvania, Katie is married to Richard Baker, Jr.  Their son Trey and his wife Kellie have just had their first child, Maddie.  Other passions are sewing, weaving, stained glass and their Great Pyrenees, Mousse!

Pam Bright

Pam is employed by Cleveland County Department of Social Services. She shops the market as often as possible herself and works to encourage access to fresh food for all.

Roxie Cogdill

Roxie, a native of Lincolnton, lives in Cherryville with her husband, identical twin girls, Edith & Tessa, 4 dogs, 2 cats, 1 turtle, and 7 fish. After graduation from West Lincoln High School in 2005, Roxie attended Gardner-Webb University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2009. She graduated in 2016 from Gaston College with an Associate Degree in Accounting. Roxie plans on sitting for the CPA exam and completing certification for Forensic Accounting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Roxie has worked for Gale S. Elmore, CPA in Uptown Shelby for 17 years.

Carmen Coles

Carmen was born and raised in Cleveland County. She graduated Shelby High School and Gardner-Webb University with a BA in Music Performance. She has two grown children. She and her husband, George, raise Suri alpacas, chickens, ducks and blueberries on their 15 acre farm in Grover. Carmen was one of the first vendors that met on Washington St. in front of the Arts Council, selling blueberries, eggs and alpaca yarn. Having participated in subsequent years as vendor in Charlotte, Mt. Holly, Spartanburg and Travelers Rest, she can say quite definitively that Foothills Farmers' Market is the best market for its produce/fruit/meat and artisan diversity. The customer loyalty and community support is outstanding. Carmen has a real heart for farmers and vendors and is excited to be on the board of this great Farmers Market!

Heather Crowley

Heather is a busy mom to two awesome children and  teaches English at Hunter Huss High School. She believes it is important to help children learn about where their food comes from and is excited to work with our market on educating kids about good local food.

Julie Davidson

Julie is originally from W. Palm Beach, Fl. and has been in Shelby for 20yrs. She is the Office Coordinator at the Shelby Children’s Clinic in Kings Mountain. She has been employed with the Shelby Children’s Clinic for 15yrs.  Married with has 3 adult children, Julie enjoys playing with and spoiling her grandchildren. Julie enjoys teaching her 7yr old granddaughter how to cook and bake, she also loves to teach her how to plant and harvest food in her gardens. In the 4 garden beds she maintains (including a Community Garden) she plants several types of heirloom vegatables. One of her goals is to teach and actively involve children in her gardens. She and both her daughter (Shelby) and granddaughter (Alanna) love to spend Saturday mornings at the FFM.

Pat Farley

Cleveland County ECA President. Born and raised on a farm in Cleveland County, and honored to be an active 4H member as well. My desire as a FFM Board Member is to help keep farming/raising our healthy food a must in our county and provide healthy food at FFM for the public to purchase. As a retired nurse, I serve on many International Medical Missions and have learned how important it is to have available healthy food to maintain a healthy body, much more important than sometimes medicines.

Sherri Greene

Sherri and her family own Greene Family Farm and sell at our Uptown and Satellite Markets. They raise chicken for both meat and eggs, pork, beef, and produce. They create a variety of home baked cookies, seasoning mixes, and herbal teas featuring herbs from their farm.

Jordan Jackson

Native to Cleveland County, Jordan is passionate about the POP program and kids’ activities of the FFM. She also loves being outside, so you might see her biking or running around town.

Linda Laine

Linda owns Mardet Family Farm along with her husband, John. They joined the market in 2017 where they sell  beef, pork, eggs, and produce at both the Uptown Markets and the Satellite Market.

Ashley Nader

Ashley is a current Food and Nutrition student at the University of Alabama and future Registered Dietitian.  After earning a bachelors degree in Biological Sciences from Ohio University in 2016, she recently moved from Cleveland, Ohio to North Carolina and is loving every moment of it. She enjoys finding new hiking trails, practicing yoga, and experimenting in the kitchen. Ashley is passionate about health and wellness, particularly in disease prevention through nutrition management. She believes that a healthy body begins with the food we consume to fuel it, and she looks forward to supporting, educating, and nourishing our community here in Shelby.

Greg Traywick

Greg Traywick has served as Cleveland County Extension Director since 1992. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Greg develops educational programs in the areas of livestock, local foods, and community development. Greg was part of the grassroots effort that established Foothills Farmers' Market in 2018 and was instrumental in leveraging the finances and partners needed to construct our market pavilion.

Vanne Young

Vanne Young owns and operates Cabana Bakehouse. Vanne gained appreciation for healthy, home-cooked meals from her Mother at a young age; this appreciation for quality and locally-sourced food deepened greatly during her time attending the Le Cordon Bleu culinary and pastry arts program in Paris, France. She believes more strongly than ever in the importance of knowing where your food comes from as well as what is in your food. She views the Foothills Farmers Market as a vital community resource.

Audrey Whetten

Audrey is the executive director of the Uptown Shelby Association, whose mission is to advocate, celebrate, and enhance Uptown Shelby. She is an advocate for supporting the local economy and serves as a liaison to Uptown businesses. She views the vibrant farmers’ market as a key part of the great quality of life and growing momentum in Uptown.

Chuck Wilson

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Chuck is a graduate of Georgia State University with degrees in Music Business Management and Communications. He moved to NC in 1987 to attend Campbell University School of Law.  After graduation in 1990, he moved to Kings Mtn. in 1990 and has practiced law since then.  Currently he serves as the staff attorney for the Department of Social Services and lives in Kings Mtn. with his wife and daughter. He also works part time as a volunteer DJ for WGWG ( since 2011 ) and worked at Gaston College’s WSGE from 2001 – 2011.