MISSION AND LEADERSHIP

The Hale Community Garden is a program of Live, Work, Eat, Gather, Inc.

Live, Work, Eat, Gather, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit corporation. Its mission is to cultivate and nourish community through the support of local food and farms, the creation and growth of jobs, the security of a home, and the gathering of friends and neighbors.

The board of directors include:

Kevin Byrd, Executive Director, New River Valley Regional Commission

Joseph Fortier, Founder and manager of Taylor Hollow Construction

Shelley Fortier, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley

Emily Gibson, Montgomery County Planning Director 

Teresa Martin, Vice President and Mission Deposit Manager at Virginia Community Capital

Justin Mosby, Beans & Rice Board Member.  Director of Development Boys Home of Virginia

Michelle Narramore, Administrator of Warm Hearth at Home

Marlin Reeves, Vice President Retail for Freedom First Credit Union

Ellen Stewart, Housing and Community Development Grants Coordinator for the Town of Blacksburg and New River Valley HOME Consortium

Kim Thurlow, Housing & Community Development Initiatives Manager for the Town of Blacksburg and New River Valley HOME Consortium 

Elisabeth Willis, Senior Housing and Community Development Project Manager for the Town of Blacksburg and New River Valley HOME Consortium 

Jennifer Wilsie, AICP, Senior Planner with the New River Valley Regional Commission 




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