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.
Caileigh Pierce is working on a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and is working primarily with our resident growing expert. She is very interested in learning how to grow Microgreens and other edible plants.
Jacob Wasserman is finishing up his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering. His favorite microgreen is Arugula! He is interested in learning how to maintain the farm in the most environmentally efficient way.
Jackie has returned to the farm for the summer and we are so glad to have her back. She has recently graduated with a major in Environmental Engineering and is headed to graduate school soon. Her favorite microgreen is still Kale!