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Hunter Hopcroft
Ashley Appolon

Lending Associate


Ashley joined Foodshed Capital in June 2022 as part of our communications team. As the needs of our small-but-mighty team evolved, she has now transitioned to the role of Lending Associate. Ashley works closely with our lending team to oversee our loan pipeline and manage repayment and loan administration, and also acts as a key point of contact for our communications lead in FoodCap's storytelling.

Born in Gonaives, Haiti and raised in Georgia, Ashley has always been surrounded by farm life. On her parents’ small-scale farm, she cultivated a passion for the environment from an early age, harvesting vegetables and feeding the rambunctious goats and curious chickens. Ashley earned a Bachelor's degree in Global Studies with a concentration in Cultures and Communications from the University of Richmond in May 2021. Over the course of her academic career, she worked as a student researcher studying the effects of climate-related variation performance traits across the invasion front of gypsy moths. Alongside her studies, she worked as an Environmental Justice intern as well as a Culture Advisor, devising inclusion initiatives and creative opportunities for students to gather in the midst of the pandemic. Ashley now lives in Gainesville, VA and enjoys passing time by practicing yoga and reading.

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