Kathy and Tom have worked in government and non-profit agencies for many years with youth and their families, assisting them overcome many challenges and hardships.  They acquired a vast acumen of business management skills and have enjoyed many successes from their commitment to local community and social initiatives.  Tom had the good fortune to gain considerable experience leading a team in the development of a culinary arts training program and subsequently the start-up of a catering venture to train high-risk youth in the food service industry.  Among Kathy’s many responsibilities as a Program Director at a residential adolescent mental health program, she supervised a food and garden program, that contributed fresh produce to meals and educated youth about California’s seasonal food cycles.

Tom took a break after 13 years as the administrator of a large non-profit youth substance abuse recovery program and devoted his full attention to opening Copper Top Oven, LLC.  In 2014, Kathy transitioned to supporting Copper Top Ovens full time and Tom returned to working with youth and their families.  They very much enjoy serving artisan pizzas at farmers markets’, events, and celebrations throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area and look forward to seeing you at a market or supporting you coordinate a memorable event with your colleagues, friends, or family.