Meet the Team – Detroit

Ava Jackson
Assistant Director of Program

Ava has a strong passion for supporting youth!  Prior to Big Green, Ava spent the last 10 years working with large scale nonprofits to open new sites across multiple locations, support program curriculum and school district partnerships.  Ava received her MBA in Non-Profit Management from Cleary University. She’s a proud Graduate of Central State University a Historically Black College, where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration/ Marketing. Ava is excited to grow her own garden and teach her nieces and nephews. In Ava’s spare time she loves to travel, practice yoga and enjoy the simple things in life with family and friends.

Jonathan Pavley
National Garden and Product Manager

Jonathan aka JP is a native Michigander who has been an educator and small business owner since 2003. JP became hooked on locally produced food while residing in the Pacific Northwest and today proudly supports his local and national real food community through Learning Gardens.