Michelle Ashear Klem has over thirty-five years of experience in pastry arts, working in world-renowned kitchens and building a reputation for artistry that pleases the palate as well as the eye.
Michelle holds a degree in Pastry Arts from the acclaimed College of Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales University. She also earned a degree in Art History from New York University, and studied painting in Florence, Italy.
Job Coach/Life Skills
Rachel Carusone, has a BA in Psychology and Education and a love of baking.
Executive Director / Founder
Freida Hecht is the founder and Executive Director of Circle of Friends and the Crumb Together Bakery.
Graduate of Johnson & Wales University of Culinary Arts.
Chef Instructor Staples High School, Westport. Executive Chef and owner Main Course Catering. Certified holistic health & nutrition coach.
Margaret Sapir & Mitch Rapoport Bakery & Marketing Consultants. Former owners/founders Wave Hill Breads, Norwalk.
Former Creative Director of Bloomingdales food division & Zabars E.A.T Robin Matusow
Founder, Piece of Cake Bakers, Florida, http://www.pieceofcakebakers.com
Valerie S. Marketing & Communications LLC
Hobbies: Movies, music, radio shows
Hobbies: Music Production
Hobbies: Video Games, TV
Hobbies: Shopping with Friends
"We are perfect opposites"
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, shopping, dancing