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 started with PRO*ACT in 2015 after graduating from Emory University in Atlanta, GA with a degree in Environmental Science. As PRO*ACT’s Sustainability Manager, she oversees both daily operations and the long-term strategic direction of Greener Fields Together. She enjoys working with different stakeholders from diverse backgrounds to solve tough sustainability issues plaguing the fresh produce supply chain. In her free time, Anne enjoys going to the beach, visiting the weekly farmer’s market, and playing with her dog, Jelly Bean.
Hannah Ricci grew up in Winter Park, Florida and graduated from Rollins College in 2017 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies, concentrating primarily in Sustainable Development. Hannah worked in Central Florida for two years creating urban agriculture through community gardens, food forests, and transforming residential yards to productive mini farms. This work in the Central Florida foods movement helped increase accessibility to organic produce while cutting down on the use of fertilizers and pesticides. Since then, Hannah has relocated to PRO*ACT’s headquarters in Monterey, CA to continue working on sustainable agriculture through Greener Fields Together. She enjoys exploring the Central Coasts oceans and mountains, frequently hiking and kayaking around the bay.
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.