Ms. Andrea Smith & Mr. John VanHine
Ms. Andrea Smith: Andrea is a proud pet parent to her 2 dogs; Huevos, a Chocolate Lab, and Oscar, a black and tan Pekingese. Andrea has been the Assistant Director at arcBARKS Dog Treat Company since May 2018. Research and Development of new recipes is one of her favorite responsibilities at arcBARKS. She studied Biological Anthropology at UNCG, but then changed paths and became a Professional Baker in 2014 while working for Kalo Foods. In her spare time, Andrea loves to read Poetry and study Philosophy. She enjoys attending Baseball games. From Challenger League, to Greensboro Grasshoppers, to Atlanta Braves, she loves Baseball and hopes to attend a Red Sox game one day.
Mr. John Van Hine: John moved to Greensboro in 1991 from New Jersey. He lives with his parents, two loyal dogs, two cats, two miniature donkeys, 5 sheep and one rescue duck. John has a close relationship with his 3 brothers and is the proud Uncle to 3 nieces. He has worked at arcBARKS since it opened in 2011 and has benefited from many Arc programs including the Self Advocate Group. John volunteers on the Cafe Crew at A Special Blend, at Peacehaven Community Farm and with the horticulture crew at Beacon Place. He has countless friends, loves music, trivia and being a part of our wonderful community.