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Damon C. Arthur

FOUNDER
 

Damon Arthur is the President/CEO and co-founder of TAG. He is a fourth generation Texas rancher and agri-business man.  Providing visionary leadership and partnering skills, he is innovative and motivated toward providing assistance to those in need. He has a wealth of experience in developing and managing his own companies. In a volunteer capacity, he has co-founded and created outreach ministries for family, children and feeding the hungry programs. His contribution to TAG will center around the operations and development of the organization. 

 
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Richard B. Palmer

board member
 

Dr. Richard Palmer, CFO and co-founder of TAG, holds a Ph.D. in Business and Management and is an experienced educator in the field of entrepreneurship. His teaching experiences include Salisbury and American universities and business development for the National Institute of Standards and Technology at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He has in-depth research and development experience in the field of aquaculture and biology. He will utilize his entrepreneurial bent and his research and greenhouse experience as TAG grows and develops new and creative ways to train and educate partners. 

 
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Daniel A. Townsend

board member
 

Daniel Townsend is a professional leader with high-level management, training and team development experience in the food, retail and entertainment industries. His experiences include ConAgra, Walmart, Disney and Campbell Soup corporations. He has extensive experience in goal-setting, fund-management and problem-solving in the corporate sector. His contribution to TAG will center on his experience in promotion, reporting systems and training in the food industry. 

 
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Ken Winebark

board member
 

Ken Winebark is the Agriculture Programs Administrator for Mercy Ships, the largest non-profit medical ship in the world. Ken received his Masters degree in Animal Science from Penn State University. Ken has been working in the agriculture mission field in many capacities for well over two decades and brings to TAG a practical application of achievable agriculture for the developing world.

 
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Andrew McArdle

board member & director of aquaponic Operations
 

Andrew McArdle received his Masters of Science from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in Fisheries and Mariculture. Through extensive education and work experience he has become skilled in design, construction and management of recirculating aquaculture systems, especially those related to aquaponics and the production of finfish and vegetables. He designed, developed and ran the aquaponics system at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center located in Weslaco, TX. In addition to this he gives aquaponic presentations at Master Gardener Conferences as well as at A&M workshops.