District Liaison, Board Member
Jaylon Herbin serves as a District Liaison for Congresswoman Alma Adams. With several years of experience, he works closely in federal and local government affairs, as it relates to food insecurity, agriculture, economic development, education, financial services, healthcare, trade, and more. Additionally, Jaylon has consulted with the National Urban League to expand their civic engagement initiatives and voter education. He works intensively with HBCUs across the country to secure funding and to amplify the awareness of the institutions. Working closely with constituents to better lives through crafting and passing of legislation is Jaylon’s passion.
Jaylon earned his Bachelor of Science is Political Science from Winston-Salem State University, where he served as Chair of the Student Government Associations Political Action Committee and founded North Carolina Students Against Wrongful Convictions. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Public Administration at Liberty University.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, Board Member
A native Charlottean, Erin Barbee is an executive operations professional with over 13 years of experience in the management of varying levels of senior housing. Recently, Erin joined the Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership as their Senior Vice President of Programs and Fund Development. Deeply embedded in the community, Erin has been challenged with making large community concerns tangible and easily understood to the everyday community member. Outside of work, Erin has been a dedicated community member that focuses on building equity in the city of Charlotte through her volunteer services on various boards and commissions.
Elizabeth Anne Dover
Dover Vineyards, Board Member
Elizabeth Anne Dover is the owner and manager of Dover Vineyards and The Farm at Dover Vineyards, a 7-acre vineyard and 6-acre produce farm in Concord, NC. She studied at Davidson College and NCSU, obtaining degrees in Medieval Studies and Horticulture, respectively. She has worked in vineyards and wineries in New Zealand, Australia, and all over North Carolina. She enjoys teaching cooking classes and conducting wine tastings as well.
Williams Mullen, Board Member
Jennifer Morgan practices in regulatory and administrative law, with a focus on alcoholic beverage distribution and regulation. She regularly represents suppliers, importers, wineries, breweries, distilleries, brokers, wholesalers and retail permittees before the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) Commission. Jennifer also advises clients on utilities law and the representation of businesses and municipalities in various regulatory proceedings before the North Carolina Utilities Commission.
Jennifer is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Administrative/Regulatory Law, and she has been listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars for Administrative Law (2013-present) and in Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” Young Guns (under 40) section (2018-present). In 2018, the Triangle Business Journal named her to its annual “40 Under 40” list.
Jennifer is licensed to practice in North Carolina. She has served as chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Administrative Law Section; is a past secretary of the Wake County Bar Association and the Tenth Judicial District Bar; and is a past president of the Wake County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.
Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from North Carolina State University, where she was a Park Scholar and was elected Student Body Chief Justice. She earned her law degree with honors from Campbell University, where she was a merit scholarship recipient.
Jennifer lives in Raleigh with her husband and three children.
Hot Box “Next Level Kitchen”, Board Member
Chef Michael Bowling is no stranger to hard work. As a child, he was employed as a personal sous chef to his mother. With her support and constant pushing, Michael was able to, as a youth, discover his love for cooking. Putting the MB touch in every bite gained him the attention of the local newspaper in his hometown of Roanoke, Virginia. With that article, life for him in the culinary industry was shaping into something promising. Over the course of several years, Chef Michael worked as a novice in local restaurants developing his craft and learning the ends and outs of the industry. His inquisitive nature would not allow him to simply rest his hat on the everyday mundane dish. He aspired to push his craft further. In his quest to take cooking to the next level. With every journey comes change. A change of pace, a change of attitude, a change of heart, and a change of location. Making his mark on the culinary industry Chef Michael decided that all of the above was necessary for his growth. Moving to Charlotte, North Carolina would be just the change he needed, and in 2013 HotBox Next Level Kitchen Food Truck was birthed and a new phase of life for him had begun.