Tom Phillips – Executive Director

Otherwise known as “Farmer Tom” when he’s at one of our farm sites working, Tom comes from an executive background in the for-profit workplace.  

Since coming to StarkFresh as an AmeriCorps VISTA in 2014, his dedication to improving the lives of ALL who live in Stark County, regardless of their background, circumstances or status is matched only by the creative enthusiasm he brings to the StarkFresh team.

After living in Connecticut for more than half of his life, this New England transplant has been living in Canton, OH for nearly a decade.  

Tom is a father to five children and spends his spare time going on adventures with his fiancé, yard farming, playing board games and doing research on subjects he is passionate about.  

Current Americorp Vista Service Volunteers

The Americorp Vista Volunteer Service Program and the people who have served here through it at StarkFresh have been invaluable for us.

Each year we are lucky to have from one to three Vistas serving alongside the staff, building capacity and helping to keep making forward progress on helping our community tackle causes of hunger by creating pathways out of poverty.

Eric Williams
Americorp Vista Year Long Volunteer 2018-2019


Douglas Colmery
Americorp Vista Year Long Volunteer 2019-2020

Allison Beckinger
Americorp Vista Year Long Volunteer 2019-2020


Christian Arnold
Americorp Vista Summer Associate Volunteer 2019