Coley Ward Marketing Manager
Hometown: Wallingford, PA
Favorite fruit and/or vegetable: Red Bell Peppers
Bio: I graduated from Connecticut College in 2003 with a degree in English. Much of my time in college was spent working for the college newspaper, and after graduation I went to work in journalism, first as a production assistant for a morning show on ESPN
... and later as a reporter for a weekly newspaper on Martha’s Vineyard, an alternative paper in Atlanta, and a daily in Tucson, Arizona.
In Tucson, I was introduced to the world of natural foods. I went to work as the marketing manager for a cooperatively-owned grocery store. While I was there we built an urban farm on the store’s back lot and grew fruits, vegetables and herbs that were sold in the store and used in the co-op’s prepared foods. At the co-op I got to know some of Tucson’s small farmers and gained an appreciation for how hard small farmers work (especially in the desert).
My wife grew up in the Boston suburbs and we returned to the area in 2014, setting down in Auburndale. In my spare time I like to play soccer and take family canoe trips on the Charles River.
Colin Dinnie Customer Service
Hometown: West Hartford, CT
Favorite fruit and/or vegetable: Cara Cara Orange Bio: After working in the non-profit sector for 9 years I was looking for a new challenge. Working for Boston Organics has provided me the opportunity to make lifestyle changes and get healthier. Outside of work, music is my passion. I attended the Berklee ... College of Music and currently play in a band called Long Time. I’m also an avid outdoorsman and enjoy fly fishing, canoe trips and camping. On the weekends I like to go vintage artifact hunting with my fiancé. Daniel Durosier Del Driver/Warehouse
Hometown: Haverstraw, NY
Favorite fruit and/or vegetable: Mango Bio: After working on the morning produce line for several months, I officially joined the warehouse team as a full-time employee in June 2014. Now I just do my part to make the warehouse a clean, safe, and organized workplace.
I enjoy going on various trips ... and adventures on my own or with a few friends and my passion for any kind of music with a solid beat can be attributed to my family's musical history and my time in a drumline as a bass drummer. In my free time, I collect gemstones and love learning about different cultures, religions, astrology, and metaphysics.
Hometown: Providence, RI
Favorite fruit and/or vegetable: Mangoes
Bio: I graduated from Skidmore College in 1990 with a degree in Anthropology. From 1990-1992, I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Comoros Islands off the coast of East Africa. While a volunteer, I taught high school English; I also helped get funds
... to build a central marketplace in my village for the local growers, artisans, and fishermen.
After Peace Corps, I went to the Fletcher School at Tufts and got a Masters degree with a focus on Environmental Economics and International Business in 1995. I then moved to San Francisco. While in SF I subscribed to a similar service called Planet Organics. In 2002, my wife and I decided to head back east to be closer to our families. It was at that point that I decided to start Boston Organics, with the goal of bringing fresh local and organic produce to the people of the Boston area. With help from my late grandfather, I purchased a van, posted a few fliers around town and started the business.
Most of my free time outside of work is joyfully spent with my wife and three boys cooking, eating, and playing outside.
Matthew Burt Business Analyst
Hometown: Wrentham, MA
Favorite fruit and/or vegetable: Collard Greens Bio: I grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Boston to study audio production. After graduating, I moved to Philadelphia to take advantage of the cheap rent and vegan cheesesteaks. Upon returning to Boston in 2005, I learned about Boston Organics and heard ... that they were hiring! In my time here I've done everything from making deliveries to ordering produce. These days, I have a hand in a little bit of everything. I enjoy riding my bike, music, and cooking. Pete Meuse Operations Manager
Hometown: Hyannis, MA
Favorite fruit and/or vegetable: Garlic Scapes Bio: I received my cosmetology license in 2005, though I have been a cosmic consultant since I was born. I lived on Cape Cod for twenty two years (skateboarding since 1992), and then moved to Rhode Island, then Boston, then Las Vegas (spent five months in ... the desert and climbed mountains as much as I could!), and then back to Boston.
Hometown: Watertown, MA
Favorite fruit and/or vegetable: Fiddleheads Bio: I like playing music/writing songs, drawing pictures, skateboarding, hiking, gardening and cooking. Prior to working at Boston Organics I attended the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University where I studied Fine Art. My focus was figurative drawing ... and painting. You can see some of my artwork in Boston Organics publications like their 10th Anniversary Party Poster and Coloring Book.