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Board

2019 FFM Board Members

Tammy Bass

Tammy has been closely associated with Foothills Farmers' Market during the last 6 years in her role as Catalyst for Healthy Eating and Active Living. She spearheaded the effort to add card services for FFM, along with working on grants and other efforts to strengthen the Market organization. Now Tammy serves in a consultancy role as a part of her Organizational Leadership degree she is working toward at Gardner-Webb. Tammy loves the vital role the market plays in bringing the community together around food and commerce!

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.

Bob Davis

Bob Davis is Executive Director of Transportation Administration of Cleveland County (TACC) in Shelby. He graduated from Limestone College with a degree in Social Work. Bob has served on many community boards in Cleveland County and has been a regular shopper with the market since it began.

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.

Ashley Jones

Ashley and her husband are vendors at our Uptown Market with Irish Oaks Cattle Company. They bring beef and pork to sell at the market. Ashley also owns Uptown Girls Hair Salon in Uptown Shelby.

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.

Jeff Powell

Jeff works for Gardner-Webb University, both teaching and with their campus radio station, and has been there for 19 years. He is passionate about local food and a community built around local food.

Masonya Ruff

Masonya serves as Assistant Principal at James Love Elementary School. She is excited to expose more Cleveland County residents to local food.

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.

Jane Vogels

Jane grew up on a farm in Sumter, SC.  She graduated from Clemson University in 1972 with a BA in secondary education. She was a middle school teacher before launching a career in pharmaceutical sales. Having grown up on a farm, she has a strong desire to support local farmers in their efforts to supply the community with healthy food choices.

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.