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Jim McCutcheon

Chief Executive Officer

Jim has over 30 years of entrepreneurial success primarily through his landscape company, HighGrove Partners, which is one of Atlanta’s largest landscape providers. HighGrove services over 600 commercial properties each week and employs more than 200 team members. He received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia in 1990. Jim is the past president of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, past president of the NALP Foundation and is still a member of the Board. He is also involved in numerous charitable projects around Atlanta. Jim founded Copiana with his wife, Erin. They enjoy their six beautiful children and fly fishing whenever possible.

Erin McCutcheon

President

Erin has over 25 years of experience in corporate accounting and financial management. She is a CPA who began her career in public accounting and then moved to the construction and landscaping industries where she has worked for 20 years. She oversees all financial elements of the company, including strategic planning, corporate accounting and reporting, risk management, internal controls, tax management, treasury, budgeting, and various special projects. Erin received her B.S. in Finance from Florida State University and her Master of Accounting/Taxation from University of Georgia. She lives in Brookhaven with her husband Jim and their six children.

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Jackie Greene

Business Development

Jackie is a native Atlantan that has a passion for the city’s future growth and stability. She received her Bachelor of Science in Economics at the University of Georgia. Her career path began as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines and then she moved to a sales management role at TRC Staffing. After pursuing her passion for wellness by opening Veda juice bar with her business partner, she joined the Copiana team to bring high quality produce to unexpected areas! As the head of business development, she brings the Copiana vision of urban farming and the greening of cities to new heights! Jackie lives in Buckhead with her husband and three children.

Ashley Spruill

Project Manager

Ashley graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Economics and Spanish in 2011. Upon graduation, Ashley joined the Peace Corps and served in Panama as an Agribusiness Coordinator. She worked with a focus in coffee production as well as taught basic business skills, empowered women entrepreneurs, and assisted EWB to construct an aqueduct system. After returning stateside, the opportunity with Copiana felt like a natural fit with its mission of sustainability, community outreach and innovation. She is often called the Copiana switch hitter! In her role as Project Manager Ashley oversees all research and projects, manages client relationships and the harvest program. She is passionate about health and wellness so when you see her at property events, ask her how to make the most of the Copiana produce!

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Carter Dixon

Senior Produce Whisperer

Carter is a native Atlantan who is currently attending the Point University for business management. As the Senior Produce Whisperer, he is responsible for maintaining all towers throughout the city, the Copiana fleet, and managing his Whisperer team. After learning about Copiana through a mutual connection, he joined the team eager to problem solve and to help create the Copiana servicing framework that has allowed us to expand rapidly. Although Carter is not the first farmer in his family, he certainly works with the most innovative system! He enjoys getting to work outside and talking towers with clients. If you see him on property ask him for tips about pickling cucamelons!

Sarah Houtsma

Greenhouse Manager

Sarah graduated from the University of Georgia in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Horticulture and a minor in Agribusiness. As the Greenhouse Manager she oversees the day to day operations such as growing the greenhouse crops, maintaining cleanliness and safety in the greenhouse, and seeding and experimenting with new crop varieties. Thanks to her experience, she has developed training programs for future and current team members. Working with tower gardens provides a unique, challenging approach to growing, but she loves challenges and is excited to take them on! Sarah loves being creative with tower design and says her favorite crop season is the fall because of the unique options.

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Jeffrey Arner

Produce Whisperer

Jeffrey graduated from the University of Georgia in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Horticulture. While attending school, he worked on the UGA Durham Horticulture Research Farm. At this farm, he aided ongoing research projects as well as grew produce to donate to local food banks. After graduation, he decided to continue working with produce and took an opportunity with Copiana as it allowed him to follow his passion of introducing agriculture to people in the Atlanta area where he grew up. Jeffrey splits his time servicing towers on properties as a Produce Whisperer, as well as assisting in the greenhouse operation. He’s an avid UGA football and Atlanta sports fan and will gladly talk sports with you if you ever see him around, and watermelons!