How I work with clients has been shaped by my experience developing, deploying and supporting information systems. Starting with the relationship, we can find the most mutually beneficial solutions faster. 

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My Objective

I want to maximize my value to make a positive impact where I am needed most.

Personally that means bringing my positive attitude, collaborative work style, and passion for helping my peers reach their potential.

Professionally, I am an incredible technical troubleshooter, I listen well for what people really need / want (not just what they ask for), and I bring years of support and deployment experience to bear on design efforts.


“The task is to shift the demand for the right answer to the search for the right question.”

— peter block


Shabazz had to extend the garden to her front lawn but even then, it wasn’t enough to feed all who wanted to be involved. With neighbors January Blum and Lucas Dupont, Shabazz found a large vacant lot on Main Street and secured it as a farming cooperative. Word about Project Sprout spread throughout Kent County, so the team was invited to help start other community gardens.

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Our Mission

Kent County is one of the most severely underserved communities in Tennessee. To combat this adversity, Project Sprout seeks to nourish our neighbors at the most fundamental level with healthy food options and a strong support network. All members get a portion of each harvest and surpluses are donated to low-income families whose work schedules prevent them from volunteering.



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With ten gardens and counting, Project Sprout has seen a significant improvement in mental and physical health for all participating community members. Other than lowering obesity, blood pressure, and depression rates, the crime rate has also fallen. Our children are doing better in school, reporting higher grades and aspirations, and better job prospects.

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Get Involved

If you live near one of our gardens, get involved to receive portions of each harvest. We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school in addition to getting produce for their families. Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them for seed, fertilizer, tools, and outreach.

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