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Meet the Team

 Co-founder & Executive Director | Adam Kay

Adam Kay is a Professor in the Biology Department at the University of St. Thomas committed to food justice.


Co-founder | Adam Pruitt 

Adam provides his unique vision to many aspects of the operation.

Co-founder | Demetria “DeeDee” Fuller

Deedee is involved in many aspects of the operation, and is also a local chef in North Minneapolis.

Co-founder | Carly Dent

Carly graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2014, with a double major in Environmental Studies and Psychology. 

Operations Director | Daina Strub

Daina began with BrightSide as an AmeriCorps Vista in 2018 and continued with the organization after her service. She earned a BS in Biology from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) in 2018, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Health also from the U of M.


Store Delivery Drivers

Sophia Brown, Karl Buttel, Evan Fisher, Steven Fuller, Maddy Flisk, David Hodge, Clara Holder, Katie Legare, Nate Jacobsen, Ellie Meyer, Helen Roach, Mike Salzl, Ayah Suliman, Paul Youngblood


Wholesale pickup

Frances Bauer, Emily Groebner, Gigi Otten, Meredith Song


Campus Deliveries

Allie Arfstrom, Joey Benning, Hazel Erickson, Maddie Keller, Ben Noble, Maggie Schmaltz, Caleb Shoot, Andrew Spencer, Siera Tentis


Church Deliveries

Kelsey Bahrke, Sydney McGraw



Katie Foy, Ingrid Lindgren, Clare Pyffereon, Ellie Romfoe, Abby Schermerhorn



Jackie Blake


Farm Stands

Alaina Marti, Barbara Fuller




Kaycie Anderson, Joshua Bardwell, Jo Beyer, Cavy Brennan, Mackenzie Burke, Emma Button, Jenna Czarnecki, Jocelyn Espino, JP Fischer, Joey Griffith, Autumn Heidersheidt, Christian Heisler, Nicole Herrli, Parker Hewes, Ben Kachian, Karly Kellerhuis, Will Kreuzer, Carolyn Lussenhop, Gwen Miller, Cari Monroe, Courtney Pelissero, Sarah Schwabenbauer, Christina Utz, Hannah Wallace, Jadea Washington, Lauren Weber, Bennie Wilson, Caya Wollman