Chairman, Governing Board
Abby Sayler, Chairman Governing Board
Abby has a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Maryland and she graduated with honors from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC. She has a Masters degree in Medical and Biological Illustration from the University of Michigan. In 1997, she established Abby's Health & Nutrition.
Victor Karydis , Governing Board
- Victor Karydis, General Manager and partner at Abby’s Health and Nutrition, is a certified National Health Professional, working on his doctorate in Naturopathy. With over 17 years in the health and nutrition field, he has been working at Abby's for over 14 years. Originally from Greece, he has a four year degree in Business from John Abbott College in Montreal, Quebec.
David Housefield, Governing Board
David was a title company executive for 39 years and during that career was involved in various real estate related businesses including title, mortgage and casualty insurance. He has served on several boards and committees for charitable non-profit organizations over the past 40 years. David was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, has been married to Darlene Mirabella Housefield for 41 years and has 4 children and 3 grandchildren. He has been a passionate gardener for most of his life and joined Abby’s Health & Nutrition in 2014 to develop Abby’s Organic Community Farm, Inc.
Dean Collura, Governing Board
Dean’s energy for the past 10 years has been helping start-ups grow through sales, finance and real estate strategy, corporate infrastructure, technology advisory and project management. Dean serves on the Board of Directors for a Health and Fitness organization and has previously served on the Board for several non-for-profit organizations. He has been married for 10 years to Erin Collura and has two amazing daughters and a new fur baby named Sherlock (soft coat wheaten terrier). Dean’s highlights include:
- 12 Years of corporate sales experience (both B2B and B2C)
- Over 10 years of combined Executive Level business, personnel, IT and project management experience
- Actively Licensed Realtor for 10 years
- Bachelors in Finance and Master’s in Entrepreneurship and Applied Technologies, Patent Holder
Fausto Echeverria, Governing Board
Fausto Echeverria, born and raised in Honduras, and a Florida resident since 2009, is a Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the Bio-medical field. He has been working for DH Biomedical for the last 3 years as a Bio-medical Engineer. Fausto owned and operated an 80 acre farm in Valle de Angeles, Honduras for over 30 years, were they cultivated coffee and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. He has extensive knowledge of farming practices and a passion for it. He supports Maria at their store on all aspects related to systems & technology and is also Bilingual (English/Spanish).
Cynthia Glover, Governing Board
Cynthia Glover is the owner of her business, Florida Garden Coach, LLC. She authors a gardening blog, Hoe and Shovel, where she chronicles the growth and changes in her own garden and manages a public Facebook page focused on Florida gardening. She has been an active Master Gardener with Hillsborough County since 2010. Cynthia has written gardening articles for Lowe’s Regional Gardening magazine and Troy-Bilt’s online gardening newsletter, The Dirt. She is passionate about gardening and about inspiring others to fulfill their desire to garden. Cynthia and her husband are Florida natives and have three children and three grandchildren.