Bring It Food Hub is excited to welcome new staff, Josh Conley and Hilary Hodus. Josh Conley will serve as the new Food Hub Manager and Hilary will serve as the Food Hub Assistant.
Josh Conley, Food Hub Manager
Josh Conley grew up surrounded by agriculture in Northeast Arkansas and developed an early love for local food in his father’s garden and his mother’s kitchen. He moved to Memphis in 2013 to pursue a masters degree in City and Regional planning from the University of Memphis. As an Housing and Community Development Fellow he worked with the Memphis Landmarks Commission and the Chief Administrators Office to create and protect places that matter to everyday life. In the South Main neighborhood of Downtown Memphis, he worked to open the 387 Pantry, a boutique grocery store which sourced products from upwards 50 farmers, makers, and artisans from Memphis and the Southeastern US. He has had original recipes featured in Imbibe magazine, Liquor.com, and various brand publications. A proud resident of Downtown, Conley is the founder of Sandlot Memphis, a neighborhood based pickup baseball league.
Hilary Hodus, Food Hub Assistant
Hilary Hodus has lived in Memphis for nearly 11 years. Before joining the team at Bring it Food Hub, she was a volunteer for local organizations and wore a variety of hats as a mother of two – animal wrangler, chauffeur, entertainment director and head chef are just a few. Her customer service skills were honed at various retail jobs and her green thumb has grown along with the number of crops she tends in her backyard garden. She shops at as many farmers’ markets as possible in her never-ending search for the most delicious peaches and tomatoes. Hilary is excited for the addition of bread, cheese, eggs and flowers to the weekly CSA delivery and likes taking photographs of the produce delivered to Bring It Food Hub.