We’re on a crusade TO HELP MAKE THE WORLD HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER.

Alfrea knows that fresh, quality food grown with your own hands can make this happen. That’s why we work tirelessly to bring on-site gardens, training and workshops, and a 24/7 online marketplace to workplaces and communities who want to get involved in all things fresh food.

BORN FROM A LOVE OF GARDENING AND THE DESIRE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

For years, social entrepreneur and avid gardener David Wagstaff has helped rent out pastures, find beekeepers, and manage the day-to-day around his parents’ farm. At the same time, he has often wondered how to improve his parents’ health and how to maintain his own. David discovered that fresh, quality food is the answer to over 50% of health related issues.

David knew he wasn’t the only one worried about his health and that of the people around him. He started Alfrea to connect more people to the power of growing, sharing, and eating fresh food, no matter how much time or experience they have.

Our crew

MEET THE ALFREA TEAM

Our New Jersey-based team of farmers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and all-around food lovers are committed to working on helping people get healthier and happier every single day.

David Wagstaff
David Wagstaff
Founder and CEO

David started his career as a financial analyst in alternative and green energy technologies and as a Department of Energy subcontractor. He went on to spend years in consulting and as CFO of a health and wellness social services agency. He has twice started and sold consulting businesses, and most recently 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, on both boards and executive committees.

John Carson
John Carson
Workshops and Market Manager

John has held positions in corporate training, finance operations, corporate communications, digital marketing and strategy, and has a passion for fresh foods and farming.

Now at Alfrea, self-proclaimed “crazy foodie” John has found a place to combine his creativity and passion for gardening and sustainable locavore living with his digital marketing background. He could not be happier.

Tina Notaro
Tina Notaro
Intern & Sharing Platform Champion

TIna joined Alfrea as a Intern and product champion for our sharing platform.  She joins us from Stockton University where she is studying Environmental Science and will be minoring in Childhood Studies. Tina aspires to foster a bond between people, their community, and the planet; and to save the world. And she has been taking action through experience at the Stockton Sustainable Farm as well as a 16-week internship with Duke Farms through the Student​ ​Conservation​ ​Association.​ ​

John Dynak
John Dynak
Chief Everything Else Officer

John joined Alfrea as its first full-time employee after studying accounting at Stockton University and working for a mid-sized CPA firm. He manages internal initiatives such as finance, accounting, investor reporting, HR and operations, and serves as a second pair of eyes for founder David. He is efficient and provides solid insights and sound advice.

Vladimir Smokvoski
Vladimir Smokvoski
Graphics and Web Designer

Vladimir joins Alfrea as a Creative Graphic and Web Designer. Even though he is coming from Macedonia, distanced more than 8000 kilometers from us, his designs are connecting us closer and closer. He is a Bachelor of Graphic Design, fully developed in every field of graphic and web design. He managed to make a tremendous change on our website and successfully put the pillars of our brand itself. He is the one behind every single creative detail you are now able to notice on our website and in our social media campaigns. He is Alfrea’s major contributor in regards of everything that involves digital online design and creative solutions. His work ethic and his creative process makes it look like the software he is using is his inseparable lifetime companion. The process of design is his job, hobby, sport, obsession and yes, providing striking, highly admirable designs is everything he really wants and enjoys doing.

Lisa Dickson
Lisa Dickson
Senior Advisor

After 25 years in senior management roles including SVP Finance and Strategic Planning at a large financial services company, Lisa decided to pursue her passion for health and wellness.  Her mission is to inspire others to feel their very best and live an abundant healthy life they love through creating a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. She provides nutrition solutions and coaching and has transformed over 400 lives and families to date. Lucky for us Lisa decided to join our team to reach an even larger audience.

Beyond her passion for fresh foods, nutrition and fitness, she likes to make a difference in the community. She has served on several boards including, Leadership Philadelphia, HealthSparks Foundation, The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and Board Chair and Treasurer of EducationWorks.

Gabby Jackson
Gabby Jackson
Product Champion & Special Projects

Gabby joins Alfrea as Product Champion & Special Projects Intern. She joins us from Stockton University, where she has earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and is currently working towards her MBA in Marketing. Gabby has held several intern positions within the marketing, sales and management fields and is a well rounded, aspiring individual. She also enjoys participating in various intramural sports where she also works part-time as a score keeper. Gabby looks forward to the physical and mental challenges of participating in various sports, and enjoys the competitive nature.

Carlos Mario Sepúlveda Rosas
Carlos Mario Sepúlveda Rosas
Graphic Designer

Carlos lives in Latin America. He is a self-taught designer and trained by a prestigious Australian Design company. He works as a freelancer and helps companies like Alfrea to present rich beautiful PowerPoint presentations and Brochures.  He has worked with Alfrea for nearly two years and the team is consistently impressed by his beautiful creative work. Beyond working for his own clients, Carlos, likes heling other freelancers succeed as he sees these skills as a way to provide employment in developing countries. Carlos cares about his clients, his local economy and people who sometimes need a helping hand.