Dixie Speck has extensive experience with startup companies and larger corporations, serving both B2B and B2C. She is a Business Intelligence, Customer Success / Customer Experience, Technology Support and AgTech Professional.
Experience includes working for a digital telecommunications engineering and manufacturing startup business that quickly grew to become a Fortune 500, publicly-traded company.
After adding a degree in horticulture, Ms. Speck founded Solterra Landscape – a full-service landscaping business that grew successfully with the aid of data analysis and mobile technology tools. She created the landscape industry’s first mobile app still available on iTunes and Google Play. In 2012 Ms. Speck was asked to join the Board of Directors for the GA Urban Ag Council (Georgia’s urban agriculture state association) and was elected as their President for 2014 and 2015.
Ms. Speck has extensive experience in public speaking and training, along with multiple appearances as a Subject Matter Expert and Business Leader for national TV show HGTV, various local news stations, radio shows, industry magazines. and educational institutions including the University of Georgia.
Bobby L. Wilson is the CEO of Metro Atlanta Urban Farm. He co-founded this five acre property to use as a teaching tool, economic empowerment zone, and as a food production site for the southwest Metropolitan Atlanta area. With a strong belief in getting back to basics, he uses The Metro Atlanta Urban Farm to promote the benefits of urban agriculture in food and job insecure areas. For more than twenty years, Mr. Wilson served as Program Director for The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Atlanta Urban Gardening Program (AUGP); offering gardening instruction and support to some three hundred gardens located at public housing complexes, shelters, schools, churches and elder care facilities in metro Atlanta.
Mr. Wilson’s leadership in issues of research, food security, and volunteerism all have practical expression in such activities as developing demonstration gardens, increasing production in community gardens to provide for donations to shelters and large community feeding programs, facilitating formal training of gardeners at the University of Georgia Food Science Department and the development of nutrition education sequels with school gardeners and the members of the AUGP Leadership Development Association. He is the past President of the American Community Gardening Association and currently sits on the Board of Food First.
Eric Mintz, founder and CEO of EM Squared, brings 30+ years of technical knowledge and expertise to the team. He has worked for a number of Fortune 500 companies including Texas Instruments, NCR, Turner Broadcasting, Southern Company, Sprint, and others. He has a passion for technical excellence and for delivering best-in-class service experience to his clients.
Eric graduated Cum Laude from the University of Houston in Texas with a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. Shortly after receiving his degree, he began developing software. During his software career, he specialized in Usability and User-Centered Design, Enterprise Data Modeling, and Object-Oriented architecture. Eric is a published author with Wrox Press, and other industry publications.
Eric enjoys playing jazz trumpet and guitar, fly fishing, birding, keeping up with the latest Open Source software, and tinkering with new Linux releases.