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Become a Sweet Feet Ambassador

Please send completed forms back to: [email protected]

Expectations of a Sweet Feet Ambassador

  • Understand and believe in the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes and the role they play in training and living a healthy lifestyle.
  • Actively spread the word about NC sweet potatoes and help educate people who seek advice on health and nutrition.
  • Share knowledge on how NC sweet potatoes are grown, and good horticulture practices that producers implement every day.
  • Take a short quiz to become a member of SWEET FEET which will help you to become familiar with key message points to share with others.

How does it work?

All team members are required to participate in a team meeting/conference call at least once per running season.  This allows the NCSPC staff to provide you with background on the sweet potato industry as well as nutrition tips you can share with fellow runners.

You will be provided with a Sweet Feet jersey for you to wear when running on behalf of the NCSPC.

Meet the Sweet Feet Team

Stephan Caldwell

Stephan Caldwell Occupation: Commercial Driver / Graphic Designer / Entrepreneur Favorite Sweet Potato Dish: Sweet Potato Casserole Why I became a Sweet Feet member: To help educate people about running and the national benefits of sweet potatoes. Favorite Race: Tuna...

Laura Hearn

Laura Hearn Occupation:  Co-Founder of Glean, an innovative food company working with farmers to help reduce waste and create healthy, clean label products from fruits and vegetables.  Our company mission is Gathering Goodness: we work to revive produce & people...

Sarah Schlicter

Sarah Schlicter Occupation: Registered Dietician Favorite Sweet Potato Dish:  So tough! I love everything with sweet potatoes! Maybe my sweet potato blueberry bread. Why I became a Sweet Feet Member? Simple, because I love sweet potatoes and running – no brainer...

Whit Wooten

Whit Wooten Occupation: Optician Why I became a Sweet Feet Member:  I became a sweet feet member because I enjoy using them as fuel for my longer distance runs as well as the many health benefits they offer. Also when my friends told me about this team, I knew I had...

Rob Taylor

Rob Taylor Occupation: Director of Services, Southbend Favorite Sweet Potato Dish:  Sweet Potato Bites Why Sweet Feet? The health benefits of sweet potato and the benefits to runners (race prep and recovery) really intrigued me.  Also, I grew up on a farm in Eastern...

Kristen Baughman

Kristen Baughman Occupation: Founder, Tabletop Media Group Favorite Sweet Potato Dish: One of our clients, Sassool Mediterranean Cafe, makes the most incredible sweet potato salad. It has golden raisins, celery, other crunchy veggies and a little spice! Of course,...

Mandy Steelman

Mandy Steelman Occupation: United States Department of Justice- Executive Assistant to the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina Favorite Sweet Potato Dish:—Sweet potatoes nachos—use the sweet potatoes as chips, bake them then put beans,...

Our Mission

To inspire healthy lifestyles through promotion and education of North Carolina Sweet Potatoes one step at a time.