From the Garden to the Table

About Us: Board & Staff

Instructional Staff

FGTT instructors are passionately devoted to bringing a positive direction to the lives of youth. These individuals bring their experience, education, and expertise in surmounting barriers in communities where crime and gangs are commonplace. They know first hand what is needed to protect health, earn educational and professional degrees, and overcome negative pressures.

Jeffrey Smith Founder, Health Educator, Cooking and Art Instructor
Geoffrey Grier Physical Development Director
Caterina Meyers Ecology and Science Instructor
Ryan Meyers Gardening and Permaculture Instructor

The Executive Board

Jeffrey Smith Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Marland Chancellor, III MD Family Practice and Sports Medicine Physician
Leon Gipson Banker, Wells Fargo
Geoffrey Grier Physical Development Director

Board of Advisors

Jeffrey Smith Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Sean Barry Woodshanti Cooperative, Inc.
Daniel Beasley Green Consultant
Francis Covington Covington & Associates
Geoffrey Grier Director of Physical Development and Chinese Martial Arts
Caterina Meyers Ph.D. Environmental Science Coordinator
Ryan Meyers Landscape Design and Permaculture Specialist
Stephen Simmons Executive Chef