Allison is a Louisiana native, an avid exerciser, and an aunt, and she’s never met a vegetable she doesn’t like. She joined CLEDA in 2017 as the region’s first Farmers Market Program Developer. It is her role to strengthen farmers markets across Central Louisiana by helping market managers and vendors identify best practices, connect to resources, and implement programs.
With degrees in biology and public health (from Louisiana Tech University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, respectively), Allison has experience with a variety of obesity prevention projects. She shines when working in communities to design programs, evaluate success, and build lasting partnerships. Allison has been involved with the Central Louisiana Local Foods Initiative since inception in 2012, and after completing CLEDA’s Louisiana Food Fellows Program in 2015, she knew she wanted to be a local food leader!
Allison is personally and professionally committed to finding ways to eat better, move more, and support all things local. She serves on the board of directors for the Big River Economic & Agricultural Development Alliance in Baton Rouge, LA, and in her spare time, you will find her making a mess in her kitchen, growing stronger at her Crossfit gym, or exploring the sensations of the great outdoors.