My name is Ashley Kirk- born and raised in Oakland, Ca. After graduating college with a degree in Business, I worked in a position where I developed operational solutions for small to medium size companies. I was promoted several times in my career and had the opportunity to consult large global brands. I created strategies to solve major supply chain issues from manufacturing of a good to the point it reached the end consumer. While I enjoyed this role, it came with a high amount of stress. While trying to cope with this stress, I learned of a plant based diet and how what you eat directly affects your body’s performance. I became convinced that changing my diet would help with my piling health issues- and it did. Eating well and educating on health became my passion. I started my food brand, Planted Foods, from my personal struggles with stress and health. Today, my company develops nutrient dense food that easily incorporates into anyone’s lifestyle. I want everyone to have access to affordable, convenient, and honest food. That is my mission and the mission of Planted Foods.