About the Owner

From a young age, I have been driven by  the question of how can I best help others.  How can I  make the greatest, most meaningful impact? At age 27 and after many years of searching, I’ve discovered the answer:  food.

I believe that a diet based in local, fresh produce can drastically change the life of others. I know this because I have experienced it first-hand. 

After beginning to consume more fresh, local plant foods, my body quickly craved more.  Before I knew it, I had subconsciously transitioned to eating an almost exclusive seasonal vegetarian diet.  As my diet changed, I noticed changes in my body. I felt stronger and more flexible. My sleep deepened, and I was able to arise earlier in the morning feeling light.  With practice and determination, bouts of mental fatigue seemed to disappear.  I was amazed by the changes I was witnessing as well as curious.  I wanted to learn as much as I could about the connection between the food we eat, our health, and the health of the environment around us.

There were some bumps in the road on my journey to vegetarianism.  I did at first find it difficult to obtain all of my the vital nutrients, proteins in particular, I needed for my physically active lifestyle.  Enter tempeh. Fresh, natural, organic, unpasteurized soy-free tempeh, gave me the convenient and ample source of protein I needed.

It quickly became evident that through the provision of this fresh, natural, convenient food I could engage in work that was in line with providing the assistance helpful towards allowing other people to experience the same benefits from natural, plant-based eating that I have grown to know and love.       

Several months later, Project Umami is making the dream a reality bringing quality plant-based protein to people who want a healthy diet that mirrors their principles.