Interview

16: Trip to Mexico Ignites a Passion for Cultural Relativism, Poverty, and Agriculture | Maureen McNamara Best | LEAP

Be Inspired | Do Good: An Interview with Maureen McNamara Best, Executive Director at Local Environmental Agriculture Project (LEAP): Over the past twelve years, Maureen McNamara Best has worked in all aspects of the food system – migrant farm workers in North Carolina and Colorado.  Food safety.  Taught high school agriculture.  And, was even a […]

11: INSPIRING Others With Love, Laughter, And Joy Through Chocolate And Service | Melissa Palmer | Chocolatepaper

Be Inspired | Do Good: Melissa is a Roanoke native that has lived and worked in almost every zip code around here.  Her passion for startups and youth shines through each day as a co-owner and philanthropist at chocolatepaper. Melissa’s family-owned business started as the brainchild of her uncle in 1985.  He started with a […]