Eric Gertner is the co-founder and co-owner of Feast!, a specialty food store in Charlottesville with a strong commitment to local food. Many of the challenges and experiences Eric has seen at Feast! led to the early conceptual and formative discussions of Local Food Hub. Eric was the founding treasurer and developed the operational and financial systems when Local Food Hub launched in 2009. Eric often serves as a lecturer in music at the University of Virginia. He sits on the board of the Youth Orchestra of Central Virginia and is a member of the Specialty Food Association Admissions Committee and the Specialty Food Advisory Committee for the Virginia Department of Agriculture. He joined the board in 2012 and serves on the Program Committee.