Nick Papadopoulos, CEO & Co-Founder
Nick as has spent many years as a consultant, facilitator and social 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 brands.
The idea for CropMobster emerged after he and his wife Jess Flood witnessed first-hand the toll food waste and other issues take on farmers, small food businesses and communities. In addition to CropMobster Nick serves on the Sonoma County Economic Development Board. His work and writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, TIME, Fast Company and he is a frequent speaker to universities & conferences.
Jess Flood, Co-Founder
Jessica Flood is passionate about bringing people together and has been designing and producing events of all shapes and sizes for over fifteen years for clients such as Sunset Magazine, Auction Napa Valley and The Leakey Foundation. She and her husband Nick witnessed the problem of food waste on their family’s small farm, an experience which led to their initial social media tests that eventually became CropMobster. On this “all hands on deck” effort, Jess helps guide the organization’s culture and strategy, lead our community event like the CropMobster Supperclub series, and liaise with community organizations and producers to combine our online presence with authentic community interaction.
Crystal Millican, VP of Strategy & Operations
Crystal has a deep background in management consulting and leading strategic transformation efforts. After graduating from the University of Arizona with dual degrees in Economics and Spanish, Crystal was awarded a coveted Fulbright Scholarship for her work in Latin America. She then went on to serve leading roles at Google, Semler-Brossy and Collaborative Consulting. She ensures community exchanges are launched and supported without a glitch and that CropMobster resources are optimized to ensure impact and return for our partners.
Cole Geissinger, Chief Technology Officer
Cole is responsible for all aspects of CropMobster’s technology design, security and innovation. He has been designing and building technology over the past 15 years, quickly finding partnerships with some the largest media companies on the web today. He has years of experience, driving strategy and execution of large scale technology. Building seamless, user friendly software and applications. In addition to CropMobster, Cole is an advisor for the Santa Rosa Junior College’s Digital Media Department and a coworking and freelance economy enthusiast.
Gary Cedar, Co-Founder
Gary Cedar is Co-Founding Chief Technologist of CropMobster as well as the Chief Technology and Marketing Director for PressTree, which provides consulting in a variety of business technologies including internet, mobile, software, social media and information systems. Gary is also a professional photographer, visual artist and creative thinker with a broad range of talent that creates and energizes effective business plans including marketing strategy, brand positioning, market analysis, social media strategy and website effectiveness. When Nick and Jess originally approached Gary and his wife Joanna with the concept for CropMobster the ideas immediately fell into line with their personal passion for community service, education and creative problem solving through the use of technology. Gary continues to advise CropMobster on technology and platform innovation.
Honors & Awards
- 2014 Red Cross “Real Heroes” Humanitarian Award (Nick Papadopoulos & Gary Cedar, Co-Founders)
- 2014 US Congressional Honors, Environment for “Creating the CropMobster platform for the Benefit of All”
- 2014 United Nations Delegate: UN Foundation, Global Accelerator Forum
- 2014 CA Food Waste Roundtable Board Member: CA Governor’s Office
- 2013 Grand Prize Winner: “Company Most Likely to Change the World” (Sierra Nevada Startup Challenge)
- 2013 First Place Winner: “Most Innovative Product, Food & Agriculture” (Sierra Nevada Startup Challenge)