Jennifer Flynn has been a part of the Accelerating Appalachia team since its inception. She brings a wealth of experience working in the natural products sector, both as an entrepreneur, as well as a consultant to small businesses and value-added producers. She has developed curriculum for herbal and natural health programs, small business development programming and youth “green job” programs. With a background in ecopsychology, her work integrates an appreciation of the natural world in the many ways humans interact with their “ecos” or home and has a particular interest in supporting regenerative business development. She has served as a consultant to businesses preserving Afro-American culture in the Asheville area, as well as those preserving Appalachian and other traditional lifeways. She continues to consult with entrepreneurs and enterprises and works to connect young adults with the natural world through entrepreneurial and workforce training.