Meet the Team
We work with our customers to streamline their operations and increase sales.
Amy co-founded Local Food Marketplace in 2009 to help level the playing field for local, sustainable food. Local Food Marketplace is the perfect blend of her two passions – local food and technology. As CEO, Amy focuses on bringing business best practices and innovative solutions to local food, including introducing the first and only white label mobile app for food hubs.
Prior to founding LFM, Amy was the COO of a niche ERP technology company, leading record sales growth for over 5 years and a large-scale re-engineering effort.
Amy holds a BSE from Princeton University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business Practices from University of Oregon. She is a former board member and Past President of Willamette Farm and Food Coalition, a Eugene-based non-profit. She was named 20 under 40 Rising Business Star by her peers in 2012. She lives and gardens in Eugene, OR with her husband, Matt, and two children, Cameron and Elliott.
Jim McAllister was born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and spent his early years moving about in a Navy family. After living in Taiwan, Wisconsin, and Maine among other places, the family settled in Nenana Alaska, where he spent junior high and high school.
Jim studied Chemistry and Liberal Arts at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks for a bit and then moved to San Diego to pursue a career in music. He moved with his band, Rabbit Choir, to the Bay Area and spent some years touring the West Coast. Jim then moved to Eugene Oregon to raise his son, Cash, and established a successful housekeeping business. He received an AS degree in computer programming from Lane Community College and went on to an internship at Local Food Marketplace. The internship turned out to be a great match and became a job.
Jim is a true believer in the mission of Local Food Marketplace and that sustainable agriculture and appropriate supply chains are a necessity if human beings are to continue to prosper on this planet.