Meet the Team
Tim Smith is a graduate of Oberlin College and Boston College Law School. He taught in the Boston and Newton Public Schools for a decade. Prior to teaching, he worked at John Hancock Insurance Company on a class action lawsuit. He has worked on the business since January 2015 when his passion for growing plants took over his house. Tim completed a training with Nelson and Pade on Aquaponics, but ultimately microgreens grown in soil with sunshine became his passion. Currently, he is a co-owner of We Grow Microgreens, LLC. He won second place at the Boston Flower Show for an Olive and Jade tree, and second place for the Shade Category of the City of Boston’s Garden contest.
Lisa Evans holds a BA from Tufts University, a MAT from Simmons University and a MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts. She taught for the Boston Public Schools for twelve years. She became fascinated with Microgreens after a visit to the Hippocrates Health Institute, and thus turned the home she shared with Tim Smith into their first greenhouse in 2015.
Through a grant from the Carrot Project, she worked with a business consultant to analyze the numbers for the business and prepared a business plan. She completed Interise’s Streetwise MBA seven-month certificate program endorsed by Boston University. Recently, she completed New Entry’s Sustainable Farming Project certificate business program for new farmers. Through SCORE's mentorship the business has thrived.
Chloe Starns is working on her Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Sustainability Sciences at Northeastern University. She enjoys working in the greenhouse and can't wait to learn more about urban farming and sustainable growing practices. Her favorite microgreens are sunflowers!
Uli Schwenden graduated with a BA in International Studies with a concentration in Environmental Science from Kenyon College in Ganbier, Ohio. He loves working in the dirt and is eager to learn about urban agriculture. His favorite microgreens are purple cabbage!
Emilie graduated with a BS in Physics and Astronomy from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She is now working towards her MS in Engineering and Public Policy at Northeastern University. Emilie is most excited about learning about designing irrigation systems and urban farming as a whole. Her favorite microgreens are sunflowers!