The Team

Local Cart is an easy and convenient platform where local food and beverage entrepreneurs can meet and serve their customers in this new Covid-19 world.  We help them more quickly pivot their business from the traditional dine-in or walk-in to a pick-up and/or delivery model.  We preserve communities by keeping alive the mom & pop shops they have come to love and depend on for their sense of place.

 

 

 

LocalCart.net is about community. Building strong local economies, providing residents with access to amazing local products & services, a better and more satisfying way of living – that’s us. That’s why we’re here.

And driving that simple mission is some pretty revolutionary technology. Sure, you might not see it when you’re browsing through our site or app, but that’s the point. Technology is at its best when it’s both convenient and powerful. So that’s what we did…combined a simple interface with a high-horsepower engine to give our customers the very best possible experience.

But to borrow a Steve Jobs quote, “It's not a faith in technology; it's faith in people.” Technology serves our purpose. It drives us forward. And, in turn, we’re going to propel entire communities – businesses and customers alike – into a safe, healthy, and prosperous future. So let’s get to know the team that’s behind the LocalCart.net wheel.

 

SHAWN H

If we went to happy hour, what would you order?
A glass of Virginia Tannat or a Dark and Stormy

If we went out to eat to your favorite restaurant, what would you order?
Sushi buffet

On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me...
Working in the gardens, looking after the plants, picking veggies, growing lotuses

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Walking on the beach during a warm sunset

What are some causes you care about?
The use of digital technology to improve the standard and quality of living

What do you do with friends in your spare time?
We talk about business!

What would be your personal motto?
Serve, give, grow, love


PAUL B

If we went to happy hour, what would you order?
Probably a diet soda or a lemonade. Not too fancy…I’m a bit of a lightweight, but easy to please.

If we went out to eat to your favorite restaurant, what would you order?
It's tough to beat a gourmet burger with fresh-cut fries. If I'm feeling saucy, a fried egg on the burger makes me smile.

On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me...
Finishing up a bit of work and planning what to do with my family. Maybe a hike? Movie? Pizza? So many choices.

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Hanging with my wife and kids, building something, watching a good show or movie, or cooking a good meal for my family.

What are some causes you care about?
I care about people and this planet. Inequities and poor decision-making make my blood boil.

What do you do with friends in your spare time?
Golf if I'm feeling motivated. Otherwise, we're yapping about music, sports, movies, TV, tech, the world, or whatever comes to mind.

What would be your personal motto?
Do right unto others but never be a pushover.


HANNAH C

If we went to happy hour, what would you order?
Dirty gin martini, three olives

If we went out to eat to your favorite restaurant, what would you order?
Momofuku ssam

On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me...
At an outdoor brunch with my friends and my dog

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Reading, listening to music, and laying with my cats and dog

What are some causes you care about?
Social justice: climate change, annihilation of the school to prison pipeline, LGBTQ rights, Black Lives Matter, female reproductive rights, annihilation of student debt, paid healthcare, offering produce and farmers market access in low income food deserts, while also providing urban gardening lessons

What do you do with friends in your spare time?
Charcuterie, wine, and movies; happy hour; potluck meals

What would be your personal motto?
"But I had a good uncle, my late Uncle Alex. He was my father’s kid brother, a childless graduate of Harvard who was an honest life-insurance salesman in Indianapolis. He was well-read and wise. And his principal complaint about other human beings was that they so seldom noticed it when they were happy. So when we were drinking lemonade under an apple tree in the summer, say, and talking lazily about this and that, almost buzzing like honeybees, Uncle Alex would suddenly interrupt the agreeable blather to exclaim, “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” So I do the same now, and so do my kids and grandkids. And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’" - Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

 

JULIE M

If we went to happy hour, what would you order?
Red wine, most likely Cabernet Sauvignon

If we went out to eat to your favorite restaurant, what would you order?
Vietnamese tofu and a veggie dish

On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me...
Waking up without an alarm, getting a workout in, and taking the dogs on a long walk

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Sitting outside under a blue sky with a great book, a cup of coffee or glass of wine, and a dog or two by my side

What are some causes you care about?
Animal welfare, animal rescue, a plant-based lifestyle, global warming, social justice and human rights

What do you do in your spare time?
Hang with friends/family, spend time with animals, reading, listening to podcasts

What would be your personal motto?
“When you know better, you do better.” - Maya Angelou


NANCY H

If we went to happy hour, what would you order?
Riesling

If we went out to eat to your favorite restaurant, what would you order?
Indian curry or Mexican vegetarian anything

On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me...
Drinking a cup of coffee or tea and watching the birds on my feeders

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Spending time with my family, friends, and cats, reading, bird watching

What are some causes you care about?
Human rights, animal welfare, education, hunger

What would be your personal motto?
You are never too old to learn something new