Good food for all.
Alfrea was founded in 2016 with the idea that good food can transform the health of individuals, communities, and the planet.
Social entrepreneur David Wagstaff’s passion for gardening jumpstarted the idea for Alfrea. For the past 15 years, David has helped rent out pastures, find bee keepers, and manage things around his parents’ farm. At the same time, he has been concerned about his parents’ health and how to maintain his own. As it turns out, good fresh food is the answer to over 50% of health related issues.
Alfrea, the sharing community for fresh food, was born: one place to help everyone grow, eat and enjoy good food, no matter how much time or experience they have.
Alfrea envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, sustainably grown food.
Meet the team.
David Wagstaff, Founder
David started his career as a financial analyst in alternative and green energy technologies and as a subcontractor to the Department of Energy. After spending many years working in business consulting for the big four accounting firms, he joined senior management in a venture-backed startup that raised $15 million. Later, he became CFO of a health and wellness social services agency with $5 million in annual revenue. He has twice started and sold consulting businesses, and most recently has worked as Director of Operations for one of the 500 largest CPA firms in the US. In addition to his business experience, David has had a lifetime interest in the environment and social issues and has held leadership positions in non-profit organizations, including both board positions and executive committee positions within those boards.
John Dynak, Chief Everything Else Officer
John joined Alfrea after studying accounting at Stockton University and working for a mid-sized CPA firm. He was our first full time employee. He manages internal initiatives such as finance, accounting, investor reporting, HR and operations, but where he really shines is he coaches our founder on things David might miss. . . and John is really good at it. He is efficient and provides solid insights and sound advice.
Julie Pierre, In-House Farmer
Julie she is our resident in-house farmer and advocate. After studying biology in college she decided to pursue a career as a farmer and over the past couple of years has built a CSA feeding over 40 families using 12 non-contiguous suburban backyards as her farm. She is passionate about local food systems and sustainability, and she connects us with customers and strategic partners.
Jonathan Wetstein, Community Organizer
Jonathan believes we all have the potential to improve every community socially, financially, environmentally, and physically. He is also a graduate of Pennsylvania State University’s Community and Economic Development Graduate Program and carries a long-standing commitment to urban revitalization related projects. His professional background is in comprehensive land use planning, community development, and graphic design. As an independent consultant, Jonathan’s largest community-based project is a for-profit urban gardening initiative in Camden, New Jersey that operates from Parkside Learning Garden, a demonstration gardening facility.