Kayla Birdsong Named Executive director of the growhaus

With excitement and great confidence, we are pleased to announce our very own Kayla Birdsong as The GrowHaus’ next Executive Director.


The GrowHaus began its extensive local and national search for a new Executive Director earlier this year following the departure of founding director, Coby Gould, who helped to start The GrowHaus in late 2009.

The GrowHaus and the Elyria-Swansea and Globeville communities are in dedicated, proven hands with Kayla at the helm. We strongly believe she is the best possible person to lead The GrowHaus through our next chapter.

Kayla has been a key part of The GrowHaus team since June of 2013. She was one of the driving forces in developing the thriving food distribution department, and then served as our Director of Operations for two years. She has proven her skill and resolve in managing the day-to-day operations of The GrowHaus and has been instrumental in building The GrowHaus’ strong organizational culture. Kayla has been an integral part of developing and implementing The GrowHaus’ 2016-2020 strategic plan. Additionally, Kayla’s leadership has allowed the important work we do every day to continue seamlessly during this transition by serving as our Interim Executive Director since May. Kayla is uniquely qualified for this position due to her unparalleled experience within the organization, her ability to relate and communicate with our neighbors, and her deep devotion to our mission and community.

The GrowHaus remains committed to the Elyria-Swansea and Globeville neighborhoods, now more than ever, and will continue to move boldly towards our mission of ensuring our community has lasting access to healthy food. Thank you for your support!


Liliana Flores Amaro

Chair of the Board of Directors