Stephanie joined GleanKY’s Board of Directors in 2013 and was hired as the first full-time staff person in October 2014. To Stephanie, food is the great unifier and through the consumption of healthy, local food a resilient community can be formed. She hopes her work with GleanKY will ensure that all have access to such a community. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys gardening and spending time outdoors with her family (furry and human, alike). Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and Indiana University and has master’s degrees in Environmental Science and Public Administration. Send Stephanie an email.
Bekah joined GleanKY in 2018. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Kentucky and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration from Western Kentucky University. In her free time, Bekah is an active member of Junior League of Lexington and volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets outdoors and exploring Central Kentucky. Bekah is passionate about the community and giving back. She is excited to see GleanKY continue to grow. Send Bekah an email.
Ben graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2015 with a B.A. in Arts Administration, minoring in Music Performance. During his free time, he volunteers as a programmer for WRFL Lexington, practices woodworking and writes a blog on new music in Kentucky. As a lifelong resident of Central Kentucky, Ben is grateful to work in a way that expands the reach and impact of GleanKY. Send Ben an email.
GleanKY president and co-Founder Erica Horn came to the organization through The Croft, the community garden she coordinated at Beaumont Presbyterian Church. She also has served on the governing board of the church and is heavily involved in the congregation’s work. Erica has served on numerous nonprofit boards and volunteered for over 40 years. She has been a board member of Lexington Planned Parenthood, the Nathaniel United Methodist Mission, the Kentucky Women’s Leadership Network, the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation and Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Erica has served in leadership positions in many of the organizations with which she has been involved. Professionally, Erica is a CPA and lawyer. She obtained her law degree from the University of Kentucky and has practiced law in Kentucky since 1990. Her passions are gleaning and helping people.
Sarah McHaffie first joined GleanKY as a gleaner at Reed Valley Orchard and joined the board in November 2011. She worked 20 years in the nonprofit sector and is now retired. She understands the impact of nonprofits in the community and the importance of volunteers in fulfilling an organization’s mission. She sees volunteering as an important part of her life. Her favorite part of GleanKY’s work is gleaning the orchard because she gets to be outside, get exercise, spend time with interesting, dedicated people and do something worthwhile for her community. What more could one ask for?
Christian Torp joined the board of GleanKY in 2013. He is a local attorney, missionary and advocate for social change. He first came to know GleanKY when his wife was contacted about partnering while he was away fundraising by hiking the Appalachian Trail. An avid gardener and advocate for healthy, sustainable foods, he believes that a society is only as good as it treats the least of its members. He and his wife, Tanya, were GleanKY’s first Neighborhood Ambassadors, distributing fresh produce from their front yard in Lexington’s East End.
Lisa Satin learned about GleanKY in 2010 at a food summit. She joined the Board of Directors in 2013. She works at God’s Pantry Food Bank, managing the federal senior commodities program that serves nearly 12,000 clients. She is also on the board of the Lexington Chapter of Hadassah, a Jewish Womens’ organization that advocates for issues affecting women and children and supports Israel’s Hadassah Medical Center’s groundbreaking medical research and medical care. She enjoys doing Crossfit, reading, hiking and doing community service. Lisa is married and has two sons.
Emily Camp began gleaning with GleanKY after a seed sale event that took place at Lexmark International, where she is employed as a mechanical engineer, and joined the board in 2013. Raised in a large family, the concept of “waste not, want not” has always been paramount in her life. As a member of Pax Christi Church, she had volunteered with the Young Adult Catholics Hanging Together (YACHT) group to prepare and serve meals at the Catholic Action Center and had joined the Garden of Eatin’ committee to create and maintain a parish garden that fed the needy. Emily’s other interests include serving on the executive board for the Bluegrass Society of Women Engineers, where she often participates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) outreach activities with children at East 7th Street Center; UK Engineering Day; the Kentucky Science Center; Girl Scouts; and various schools throughout the region. She also enjoys volunteering for events empowering young women, such as the Be Bold and Young Women Lead conferences. Her hobbies include gardening, cooking, and homebrew judging.
Bill’s daughter, Rachel Hollars, was GleanKY’s fundraising coordinator in 2014, and through her involvement, he got to see the important and useful role GleanKY plays in providing fresh produce that would otherwise be wasted to those in need. He recently retired from the energy industry and is currently managing a small oil well company, as well as remodeling a home for resale. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Indianapolis. He attends Bedford Acres Christian Church and is currently the Chairman of Elders and teaches Sunday School.
Betsy fell in love with GleanKY when she discovered that they deliver apples to the elementary school where she volunteers as a mentor. From a small town in western Kentucky, Lexington feels like the big city to her — a big city with a big heart and lots of good food. She is regularly floored by the generosity of businesses and farmers in Lexington who donate to GleanKY. Betsy obtained her undergraduate degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and her law degree from the University of Kentucky. She currently works as an attorney in Richmond. She also loves yoga, reading, hiking, cooking, fresh produce, hot tea, and donuts (but not necessarily at the same time).
Holly is passionate about GleanKY’s double mission to reduce food waste and to provide fresh produce to the food insecure. She spent the first 10 years of her career as a CPA and corporate controller. Then after an amazing stint as a stay-at-home mom, she received her master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and embarked on a second career to follow her other great passion of providing a welcoming community for immigrants and refugees. Although not the fastest or most flexible, she enjoys running and yoga. While traveling the world, she seeks out cafes and street food; in Lexington, she loves to cook and enjoys the bonds created by sharing meals with family and friends. She will be forever indebted to fellow board member, Lisa Satin, for introducing her to GleanKY!
Lauren Renée Moore has been a GleanKY board member since 2017. She is an anthropologist with expertise in food, agriculture and nutrition in the United States. She has a B.A. from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina, an M.A. from the University of Kansas, and is currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky. As an undergraduate, she led a nonprofit supporting refugees, where she developed a refugee mentoring network built around the delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables to refugee households. She has remained passionate about community improvement and service to underserved groups since that early nonprofit experience. Lauren is a sustainability professional by day, and in her free time enjoys running, hiking, reading, yoga and craft beer—alone or in combination.
Klint Arnold first learned about GleanKY in 2017 while participating in the Get on Board program at The Plantory. He joined the Board of Directors in July 2017. Klint is a proud Kentuckian, and equally proud to call Lexington home. He graduated from the University of Kentucky and has lived in Lexington, Ky., since 1997. He has worked for Starbucks Coffee Company in multiple roles since 2004—leading teams, developing employees, growing businesses, and giving back to the community in the Kentucky and Ohio region. Klint is married and has one daughter. In his free time, he is passionate about travel, photography, sports and exploring the outdoors.
James Gagel joined the board of GleanKY in July 2017. He has worked over 10 years as a CPA, primarily in Louisville and Lexington, Ky. James is married with two boys. During his free time he enjoys running, lifting, hiking, volunteering for various local nonprofit organizations, and spending time with his family. James is very excited and thankful to join this great organization that helps so many people.