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Chris Quolke joined the ACEnet staff in December 2019 as the Facility Operator for the 294/296 Harper Street Facility in Nelsonville. He will oversee day-to-day operations in our Nelsonville Food & Farm Enterprise Center, warehouse & Nelsonville offices, and will also work with clients in ACEnet’s Meat Processing & Produce Processing facilities in the Center.
Chris received both his Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and his Master of Education degree from Ohio University. While a student, he did undergraduate research, worked at Burrito Buggy, and was active with his fraternity. Chris started working in Higher Education as a Residence Hall Director and ultimately was a Property Manager for a large student housing operation in Athens, Ohio. Choosing to follow his altruistic values, he worked with a small business owner for a year to develop a succession plan and transfer the ownership of the business to a new owner. Over the course of that year, Chris also completed a term of service with Rural Action focused on supporting Social Enterprise businesses. It was through this service that he learned about the opportunity to support small businesses with ACEnet in Nelsonville.
Chris is passionate about Appalachian success and finding ways to bring the business dreams people have to reality, and is excited to work with entrepreneurs, help them achieve their goals, and to spread entrepreneurialism in Appalachian Ohio. He also volunteers with his fraternity Phi Delta Theta at Ohio University as their Chapter Advisory Board Chairman and with United Campus Ministry as the Chair of their Board of Directors. Chris is passionate about Appalachian achievements, banjo music, running, meditating, homebrewed beer and wine, and living life to the fullest with his wife and puppy dog.