A former executive at King Provision Corp., Tracey's greatest passions are growing fresh food and building a better community.
An entrepreneur at heart, Tracey loves to connect people, opportunities and ideas. She realized the need for community food resources while working with The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida as a trustee.
Her vision for ABUF was to build a commercially scaled farm that demonstrated alternative approaches and provided a platform to host collaborations with partners across the region.
She is pictured here with her son, Cole Westbrook (who doubles as our IT Manager). It's all in the farmily!
Greenhouse and Community Relations Manager
Meet our greenhouse powerhouse!
Eleanor Perry's experience in teaching and developing programing for children, gardening and landscape design makes her a triple-threat team member.
Eleanor oversees all aspects of growing in our greenhouse and leads our efforts in educating the Jacksonville, Florida community about aeroponic urban farming and the benefits of locally grown food.
Eleanor works with nonprofits, schools, community organizations and households to implement and maintain urban gardens of their own.
Juana’s passion for food and skill in the kitchen have shaped her career. Before joining our farm-ily, Juana cooked in restaurants and as a chef in private homes.
Juana and our owner, Tracey, were like family before ABUF was a twinkle in Tracey’s eye. So, when the farm opened, it was a no-brainer that Juana would bring her culinary expertise to ABUF.
Now, an Urban Farmer and Jack-of-all-trades, you can find Juana creating new dishes in the kitchen, harvesting and seeding in the greenhouse, working at events and at our Farm Market.
A Jacksonville, Florida local of 22 years, when she’s not at work, Juana’s priority is spending time with family. A proud mother and grandmother, she shows her love by nourishing her favorite people with delicious meals.
Active and in touch with nature, Farmer Mike has worked in many fields that allowed him to enjoy the great outdoors, like hydrographic surveying and working on oil rigs in North Dakota. Now, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him as an integral part of our farmily!
An avid surfer, Mike’s insatiable wanderlust has taken him wave-chasing all over the globe. He’s lived in Panama, California and Hawaii, but settled in his hometown, Jacksonville Beach, with his wife and son. You can catch him in the greenhouse or at his secret surf spot. (We’ll never tell!)