Our Team

saradaySara Day Evans

Co-Founder, Prosperity Collective and Founding Director, Accelerating Appalachia. Fellow, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). As a sixth generation Kentuckian, Sara Day has lived and worked across the southeast and the west coast for 20+ years, serving in government, the private sector and the non-profit sector. As an award-winning sustainability program developer, social entrepreneur, program founder of a globally unique nature-based business accelerator and longstanding social justice advocate and activist, Sara Day consistently delivers impactful results through strong leadership, creativity, and collaboration. She is co-founder of Prosperity Collective, and in 2013, launched a first of it’s kind “nature-based” business accelerator, Accelerating Appalachia, focusing on sustainable food, farming, forest products, fiber and clean energy. She has worked extensively across Appalachia and the southeast in service to people and place, serving marginalized communities and youth in clean energy installation training, regenerative agriculture businesses and was awarded a U.S. presidential commendation for her work with the health and livelihood of women in Appalachian coalfields. Her expertise and passion are in reaching a broad and deep spectrum of community insight and knowledge to serve her community and business clients. She is equally skilled at leveraging funding and resources from the private and public sector to support community and business needs. More.

 

jennifer flynnJennifer Flynn

Prosperity Collective partner and Director of Operations for Accelerating Appalachia. Former Owner of a natural products company, current Brand Manager for Blue Ridge Naturally, ecopsychologist and permaculturist with 15+ years experience in working to connect people to their place through community development, one on one advising and small business consulting in rural WNC.

 

 

 

Kimberly Hunter

Kimberly Hunter

Business Development Director for Accelerating Appalachia and Warren Wilson Sustainable Business program. Kimberly is a seasoned and vibrant entrepreneur whose passion is to develop people in businesses that will last a lifetime. More.