The co-founder of Working Landscapes along with her husband, Gabriel Cumming, Carla was raised on a former tobacco farm near Drewry, NC. After receiving her bachelors and masters degrees in 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. Outside of work, Carla wrangles daughter, Juniper, and twin boys, Sam and Silas. She is also a few years into implementing a 50-year plan for the revitalization of her family farm.
The co-founder of Working Landscapes along with his wife, Carla Norwood, Gabriel grew up in Greenwood, SC. His work focuses on the organization’s food system revitalization efforts. A graduate of Swarthmore College, he received his doctorate in ecology from UNC Chapel Hill. Before Working Landscapes, Gabriel served as director of the Warren County Economic Development Commission and 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.
Christopher, a Warren County native, manages the Food Hub operations of Working Landscapes. His family’s history in Warren County dates back to the 1700s, with many previous generations working in agriculture. Out of college, he worked in education. After his marriage in 2017, he moved to Raleigh and became an OSHA Construction Safety Inspector until his return to Warren County in the Summer of 2020. He previously worked as an intern for Working Landscapes in 2014, and in the Food Hub Manager role, he enjoys supporting the local economy and helping others find healthy local foods. Outside of work, his passions are preaching, traveling with his wife, and mountain hiking.
Angel was raised in Warren County and is dedicated to advancing youth entrepreneurship, agriculture, and small business in support of the local community. Angel has been educated at various institutions that include Louisburg College, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University (Continuing Studies), and Columbia Southern University, where she most recently earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration-Finance.
Angel comes to Working Landscapes from 5 years of service with AmeriCorps where she has served to educate underprivileged students about the value of engineering and robotics in poor communities. She hopes to utilize her experience to promote economic empowerment and health by helping to develop viable local food systems in our region.