About FoodPioneers

We are a Worthing based non-profit food & nature enterprise working with local, regional and national partners to enrich our community through shared events and experiences.

The day-to-day running of We Are FoodPioneers is managed by Debs, Amy and Lou who are equally passionate about making a positive impact in our own community. Our directors have up to date DBS checks, food safety certificates and a wide range of education, life and work experiences which they bring to the organisation. See below for more information.

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Louise Breinholt

Louise brings a wealth of business experience to the team, having worked in marketing in the publishing industry for over 20 years, and then more recently in Learning & Development and Education. She is a passionate foodie but when not in the kitchen or classroom she loves hiking and spending time outdoors.

Debs Butler

Debs is a people person and loves bringing people together for a common purpose. With extensive experience of developing partnerships and effective working relationships, she also brings organisational and events management skills to the team.  A trained beekeeper, sailing and meditation also help to keep her level headed.

Amy Thorley

Amy is an energetic and outgoing person who believes in the power of community. A natural communicator with experience in the corporate, public and third sector. She brings project management, volunteer coordination and event organisation skills to the team. A food lover, happiest when sharing food with friends, Amy also loves enjoying the beautiful Sussex countryside with her dog and family.

Stacey Manser-Knight

Our resident Phycologist and seaweedmeister. An artist, maker, alchemist and activist, Stacey brings a wealth of ideas and commercial nous to the table. When not creating, Stacey loves nothing better than mooching about on the seashore and foraging the countryside.

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