Carla is a co-founder of Working Landscapes. She has deep roots in Warren County, where Working Landscapes is based, having grown up with an extended family on a former tobacco farm. Carla received her B.A. and Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University, along with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. She earned a Ph.D. in Ecology from UNC Chapel Hill in 2009. Carla works hard to create triple-bottom line benefit in her home region, with the help of a grounded perspective and sense of humor. Outside of work, she enjoys the challenge of parenting Juniper and twins Sam and Silas (along with Gabriel), and is beginning to implement a 50-year plan for the revitalization of her family farm.
A co-founder of Working Landscapes (and Carla's husband!), Gabriel joined the organization’s staff in 2013. Gabriel received his doctorate in Ecology from UNC Chapel Hill and his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College. He provides leadership to the organization’s food system revitalization efforts. Previously, he served as Director of the Warren County Economic Development Commission and as a researcher at Duke University. At home, he likes to ride bikes with his daughter, wrestle with his twin boys, and cook big pots of food.