Founders

Gary Cedar

, Founder CEO/CTO

Gary Cedar is the Co-Founder and CEO/CTO of CropMobster. Gary has a personal passion for creative problem solving related to hunger relief, sustainable local food systems, community based economics and renewable energy solutions. Gary is also a professional photographer and creative thinker with a broad range of talents that energize effective business plans.

For the past 18 years Gary has provided consulting in a variety of technologies including internet, mobile, social media and information systems across many business sectors including food, energy, natural resource management and real estate. He currently oversees technology and marketing for his family business PressTree, LLC and has deep background as a developer of exchange-based systems and instant-alert platforms for the real estate industry and food sectors. Gary lives with his wife Joanna and two children in Sonoma County, California.

 

Nick Papadopoulos

Co-Founder

Nick Papadopoulos has spent many years as a consultant, facilitator and social impact entrepreneur focusing on one objective — facilitating the transformation of businesses, teams and communities for meaningful and measurable results. He has worked and led initiatives in a variety of settings, from grassroots community organizing and public policy projects to managing strategic and cause-related projects for major global companies and associations.

He is a Co-Founder of CropMobster, which he and his partners launched in March 2013 to provide communities with gear and services to help transform food waste and community surplus into win-win economic, social and environmental value. CropMobster™ emerged out of Nick’s 2-year stint as GM of his family’s farm where he witnessed first-hand the toll food waste takes on farmers, small food businesses and communities. Nick graduated magna cum laude from Sonoma State University with a focus on interdisciplinary studies, complex systems, stakeholder negotiation and conflict management. He has advanced training from The Consensus Building Institute and Lincoln Institute for Land Use Policy.