Meet The Team

Who We Are

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Ryan Smith

Co-Founder & Director of Curation

Chef/Owner of Lazy Susan Tapas Bar in Downtown Macon. Ryan has lived in Macon the past 11yrs, the past 5 of which he has spent doing restaurant design & consulting as well as event planning & management.  Ryan also founded & ran the Macon Open Air Market for 4 years.  His hobbies include work, work, & more work.

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Weston Stroud

Co-Founder & Director of Outreach

A graduate of Mount De Sales, Weston grew up in Downtown Macon.  When he's not working as a Project Engineer at Piedmont Construction Group, Weston serves on various non-profit boards in Macon. He has a heart for public engagement & service.

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DeMarcus Beckham

Director of Engagement

A Middle Georgia based social activist & organizer.  DeMarcus currently works as the Special Events Coordinator for the Boys & Girls Club of GA as well as the Outreach Coordinator at Reach to Impact. Originally from Zebulon, Beckham has spent the better part of the last decade in Macon.

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Tedd Gandy

Produce Manager

A Quality Manager for a Bio-Pharmaceutical Company by day, Teddye has called Macon home for the last 6 years. Alongside Loy Young he expresses his passion for the community through combating food insecurity by providing fresh produce. When not enjoying time with his wife and kids he enjoys researching Black History and Urban Agriculture Methods.

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