Michael Jantschke joined PRO*ACT in 2007 with more than 20 years of food safety, sanitation, and quality experience. Prior to PRO*ACT, Michael provided training and education, auditing, and technical assistance to a number of companies through his own food consulting business. His long tenure with the Grocery Manufacturers/Food Products Association (formerly known as the National Food Processors Association), culminated with a position as a senior-level scientist leading a group that provided FPA member companies with expert advice in food safety, microbiology and regulatory compliance. Prior experience also includes positions with Dole Packaged Foods and Dole Thailand Ltd.
Anne Nichols was born in Palo Alto, CA, but grew up in Atlanta, GA. She graduated from Emory University in the spring of 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Environmental Science and Education Studies. She worked in the environmental education and green building fields throughout her undergraduate career. She is an accredited LEED Green Associate and likes to teach others about sustainability. In her spare time, Anne enjoys perusing local art festivals, hiking with her dog, and cheering on the Atlanta Braves.
Jennifer Boone graduated with a degree in renewable natural resources from Texas A&M University in May of 2015. While in college, she completed an internship with a Texas Congressman on Capitol Hill where she worked on agriculture and natural resource policy. This experience helped cement her interest in the agricultural world. Since graduating, Jennifer has worked for a large utility company in Texas as an Environmental Specialist. She worked specifically in the waste management group and played a role in reducing the company’s volume of landfilled material, managing certain remediation projects, and ensuring the company’s compliance with state and federal waste regulations. She was also involved in several Lean Six Sigma projects where she looked at current company processes and aimed to trim them down, making them more efficient and cost-effective. In her spare time, Jennifer is on the board of an environmental charter school in Texas and teaches yoga at three Dallas studios.
Ashley Lin has been working as a sustainability analyst and consultant professionally since 2015. Her background began with her studies at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Syracuse University for her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as well as certificates within Sustainable Enterprise. Ashley has worked as a consultant within many sectors from hospitality, healthcare, and timber to international economic affairs. Ashley currently lives in Washington, D.C. but looks forward to bringing her passion and work to the Southeast.