This year we welcomed three new faces to the Slow Food Indy board. Let’s get to know them!
Laura Dubish is a freelance musician, food security advocate and amateur acrobat living in the Indianapolis area.
Originally from Los Angeles, her journey to Slow Food followed a path of slower living and appreciation for the connective power of food to help bring communities together. She is the co-founder of Chickadee Gardens, a non-profit urban farm on the Eastside that is focused on transforming the perpetual gridlock of food insecurity among poverty stricken populations and seeks to make great food available to all people.
Michael Herrick’s stints at local butcher shops drove his passion for local food. His varied experiences in the food industry include packaging, sales, logistics and stocking.
To him, providing customers with knowledge they can use to make confident and informed decisions is the most important aspect of a growing a small business.
His personal motto? Follow your passion and you’ll never work a day in your life.
Born in a small town in Mississippi, Twinkle VanWinkle grew up surrounded by wonderful Southern cooks, musicians and creative souls. “My ultimate goal is to help folks see they can make their lives shine. I believe we all have the ability to grow and create good things to eat.”
Twinkle has more than 24 years of professional cooking under her apron strings, she loves working in her backyard garden, playing music and volunteering. She is the marketing director for Girls Rock! Indianapolis and a freelance food writer. She’s got a killer record collection, too.
Twinkle lives in Irvington with her partner Tyler, their three children and two grumpy old men – Leon the cat and Cash the dog – playing music, growing & cooking good food and making her life shine.
We look forward to the impact these three dynamic personalities will have on the organization and our work!