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Board

2018 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.

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.

Reggie Feaster

Reggie represents Phyllis’ Sweet Shop, which has been selling a popular assortment of baked goods at Foothills Farmers’ Market since its inception. Customer favorites include chocolate and peanut butter fudge, spiced pecans, cheese wafers, and his delicious fried apple pies.

Pam Fish

Pam and her husband Woody, both graduates of Gardner-Webb with strong Cleveland County ties, farm her grandparents land at the corner of W. Zion Church Road and Chatfield Road. Lucy Mae Lavender Farm was the result of Pam’s passion for farming and good, local food. She wants to see our economy grow and believes farming is a substantial contributor. Pam attended the ‘Grower’s School’ at UNC-Asheville and was instrumental in establishing a garden a Graham Elementary where she was a physical education teacher. She provides half an acre of her farm for the Cleveland County Potato Project to grow sweet potatoes.

Nathanael Greene

A vendor with Greene Family Farm in Shelby, Nathanael helps his family produce pork, poultry, eggs, and vegetables, and he regularly handles the farm’s market booth.

Allen Hoyle

Allen has a farm in western Lincoln County and was in dairying for the first 39 years of life. Allen has been producing sheep since 1993. Currently, his farm “A Patch of Heaven” has 150 ewes, 12 dairy breed steers and 75 laying hens, all raised as naturally as possible. Along with his granddaughter, Madison Weaver, he sells antibiotic and hormone free lamb, beef and eggs. Allen enjoys meeting old and new customers providing them with great tasting food.

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.

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.

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.