We're working to radically impact community health by celebrating food culture and getting fresh food to people that need it the most.

Our Story

We love Boston and we’ve been committed to making it a healthier city since 2O13. It all started while Josh was working as a health educator at the MGH Charlestown Healthcare Center. He kept hearing from his families that it was difficult to shop for healthy food — at that time, the only grocery store in the neighborhood was set to be shut down for a year-long renovation. It was this experience and some in-depth research that inspired Fresh truck to rethink the traditional grocery store model, make it mobile and bring it to the people that need it the most. Since our launch in 2O13, we have sold more than $15O,OOO of fresh food, cultivated a citywide network of community health partners, and our neighborhoods have embraced us warmly. We’re hearing the stories of kids trying their first sweet potato and families preparing meals together. We have a big vision for the future of food and healthcare, and we are only just getting started.

 

Meet the Team

We are a team of passionate and creative problem-solvers determined to radically impact community health.

Josh Trautwein

Co-Founder / Executive Director

Josh is devoted to the science of social innovation. He cooks up Fresh Truck’s social impact strategy and leads development to support our organizational growth. When he’s not selling fruit from a bus, he’s playing soccer in the Fens.

Annika Morgan

Co-Founder / Chief Program Officer

Annika believes in the joy of selecting, preparing, eating and sharing food. She manages the development of our programs and supports everyone on the Fresh Truck team to do what they do best. A well-crafted food pun will always make her laugh.

Sunny Chen

Chief Operations Officer

Sunny believes that good food and sleep are key to maintaining good health. He leads the operations team in building efficient processes and takes a data-driven approach to Fresh Truck's strategy and planning. When Sunny isn't crunching numbers in front of a computer, he can be found kayaking and skiing in the outdoors or cooking up a storm with friends.

Alessandra Bryant

Community & Storytelling Co-op

Alessandra is our first Northeastern Co-op, a fierce social advocate, and a magician in the kitchen. She spends her time engaging our community of customers and partners while capturing powerful Fresh Truck moments and stories. On the weekends she can be found sewing with friends or going on bike escapades around Boston.

Alex Cimino

Operations Manager

For Alex, it doesn’t get better than prepping a meal with friends and family. He spends his days making sure both of our mobile markets are rolling fully stocked and on time through Boston neighborhoods. It has never once been his fault that he lost a game of Settlers of Catan.

Nathan Greenberg

Market Manager

Nathan believes that health is a human right and that fresh food should be available to all. He navigates the streets of Boston driving the bus and bringing fresh fruits and veggies to Boston neighborhoods. When he’s not on the bus, Nathan is known to eat an obscene number of peaches and can be found exploring the city on a run or bike ride.

Nikki Ervin

Market Manager

Nikki knows firsthand the power of community and sharing. It takes a village to ensure that everyone has access to quality foods that are essential for healthy living. As a Market Manager, he is on the front lines bringing people across the city fresh whole foods every week. When he’s off work you can probably find him backpacking the trails of New England or in the kitchen baking up a fresh loaf of sourdough bread.

Breanna White

Market Team Member

Breanna is passionate about helping people in her community and at only 16 she is already making it happen. She supports daily market operations from hauling produce boxes to helping customers at checkout. Breanna comes to us from the BCYF SuccessLink program. When she is not on the bus she likes to paint, she also has a goal of someday having her own mobile market operation.

Board of Directors

Edward Fish

Director of Emerging Business, Bay State Milling Company

Ed is a practitioner in the food and agriculture space with a passion for creating a safer, healthier and more affordable food system. He currently serves as the Director of Emerging Business at Bay State Milling where he works to connect food with agriculture. Prior to joining Bay State Milling, Ed worked across a variety of businesses at Cargill where he focused primarily on corporate strategy and business development. Before transitioning to a career in the food and agriculture sector, Ed worked as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch. Ed holds various food and agriculture related certificates from UC Davis and Kansas State. He received his Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and has an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management with a certificate in sustainability.

Mike Minahan

Partner, Goodwin Proctor

Michael Minahan is a partner in the firm’s Capital Markets and Technology Companies Groups. Mr. Minahan’s practice includes the representation of publicly traded companies and investment banks in corporate finance and other significant corporate transactions, including public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and private placements. He also advises clients regarding corporate governance issues, securities law and SRO compliance, Board and special committee duties and general business and operational matters. Mr. Minahan’s experience in corporate finance transactions includes the representation of issuers, underwriters and placement agents in initial, follow-on and secondary offerings, shelf offerings, PIPEs and other private placements. Prior to joining Goodwin Procter in 2005, Mr. Minahan was an associate in the Corporate Finance Group at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Tokyo.

Julieta Lopez

Team Coordinator, South End Community Health Center

Julieta Lopez is the Team Coordinator at the South End Community Health Center, a Healthy Champion for the City of Boston and the President of the Lenox & Camden Residential Association. She is also on the following Boards, Fresh Truck, The Blackstone Community Center, Northeastern University's YDIP Parent Board, and Mayor Walsh's Housing Committee.

Andrew Maniscalco

Chief Operating Officer, Katsiroubas

Andrew Maniscalco is the Chief Operating Officer at Katsiroubas, a Boston-based wholesale food retailer. Their mission is to establish partnerships with our customers by supplying the highest quality fruit, vegetables and specialty products available, while serving our customer's unique needs.

Jill Shah

Problem Solver, Shah Family Foundation

Jill Shah runs the Shah Family Foundation focused on Boston-based execution and testing of innovative solutions to issues that impact the health and happiness of students and patients everywhere. She was the Founder and CEO of Jill’s List – an online marketplace for Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Healthcare. Prior to Jill’s List, Jill was Senior Vice President, Business and Corporate Development for Mercator Software, a publicly-traded software company which she helped turn-around and sell to Ascential Software. She moved to Mercator from Monitor Group’s investment banking practice, MAST, where she served as a Vice President, and before that was part of an entrepreneurial team that helped to build the marketing and internet solutions company, Larry Miller Productions, which was then sold to iXL and taken public.

Nate Solder

Offensive Line, New England Patriots

Nate, completed a degree in biology and physiology from the University of Colorado and stays up on the latest in fitness and nutrition. Nate has been a part of several community development programs that range from school-based programs and shelters here in New England, to community building projects in Italy and Guatemala. When Nate isn’t repping Fresh Truck, he moonlights as a tackle for our own Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots.

Josh Trautwein

Executive Director, Fresh Truck

Prior to Fresh Truck, Josh was a manager at the Fitzgerald Youth Sports Institute, developing sport-based health programs for youth and families at the Charlestown MGH Healthcare Center and other community health centers across Boston. Josh, graduated with a degree in Sociology from Northeastern in 2010. While on co-op at Northeastern, he launched Soccer1, a platform that connects networks of grassroots soccer clubs in Boston and Cite Soleil, Haiti.