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Ashley Stone, President



What Inspires You?  I am inspired a great deal by my deep connection to music and nature. Challenging myself to take chances, learning new skill sets & traveling while embracing different cultures are also passions of mine!

Why are you in nonprofit work?  Witnessing first hand the positive impact nonprofits have on the community is both healing and extremely motivating!

Why does working with Tri Cycle Farms appeal to you personally? Tri Cycle’s mission of community through soil coupled with their food recovery program and sustainability programs has directly impacted my life. I am a resident in the neighborhood that Tri Cycle Farms is located and I have seen how they have alleviated hunger and used education as a valuable tool in food security. The community involvement is crucial in sustaining things such as our Third Shares program so I volunteer my time to ensure my role in giving back has a personal connection by someone who has also utilized the assistance of these services.
What is your favorite activity or past time? Traveling, going to festivals along with any outdoor activities like camping, kayaking ,exploring swimming holes and fishing are all passions of mine!

What is your personal definition of community? Community to me is when people come together to share support and work towards a common goal in order to form a healthy partnership to better our lives and the lives of others.

Ashley's community experience includes volunteering at the local women's shelter, supporting the local music scene through her work with local musicians and also serves on the Steering committee for the MS Society for NWA.

Kelly Bassemier, Vice President

Direct Service Provider, Lifestyles Inc.


BA in Fine Arts from Ouachita Baptist University.

"I truly believe that all our problems can be solved in the garden. Sharing food, seeing the joy of children and adults as they experience the farm and growing this amazing community with our neighbors is what makes Tri Cycle Farms so special."

What inspires you? I'm inspired by nature and the life-sustaining abundance that the earth provides. The beauty of the symbiotic relationship that is possible between humans, flora and fauna has inspired my love of gardening since childhood.

Why are you in nonprofit work? Being able to give my time and energy to an organization that serves my community is very rewarding.

What is your favorite activity or past time? Growing flowers and learning about the healing properties of herbs are my greatest passions.

What is your personal definition of Community? To me community is coming together to experience life in every way. Sharing work and reward and supporting one another through joys and hardships creating the resilient bounds of a healthy community.

Kelly’s community involvement and areas of individual interest include Arts, Volunteer and Event Coordination.

Scherry Bennett, Treasurer

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