Sowing Seeds for Success

About Lettuce Work

Salad Blend

The Lettuce Work Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to serving young adults with autism and training them for the future. We operate a commercial greenhouse that provides the platform for school-to-work transition services, job training and employment opportunities for young autistic adults.

Located near New Albany, Ohio, Lettuce Work specializes in growing produce sold and delivered to local schools, supermarkets and restaurants, and generating revenue used to support the company's mission: to build life-long independence for autistic adults by improving their work and communication skills. You can find our pre-packaged salad blend in many of the Columbus-area grocery stores.

Lettuce Work is an approved agency provider for the Ohio Developmentally Disabled system and is authorized to provide adult vocational rehabilitation, adult day habilitation, enclave and community employment.


Our Board of Directors


Carl Nelson


Carl Nelson

Carl serves on the board of directors of Worthington Industries, where he is the audit committee chair and is on the executive committee. Carl also serves on the advisory board of Navigator Management Partners, a consulting firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, Carl serves on the board of Star Leasing, a $70 million ESOP owned company.

Carl was a partner with Arthur Andersen where he started his career in 1971 and he worked with the firm until 2002 when he retired. He served as managing partner of the Columbus office, as well as a consulting partner.

Carl received his B.S. from The Ohio State University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin. He is a CPA and is a member of The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) and The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).


Daniel J. Clark


Daniel J. Clark

Dan is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the labor and employment group. He has significant experience with ERISA litigation, employment discrimination cases, wage and hour class actions and collective actions, the enforcement of non-competition agreements, collective bargaining, and traditional labor issues.


Walter M. Sharp, PhD.


Walter M. Sharp

Walter serves as the Board Secretary. He has taught students at the secondary, vocational and adult levels. His most recent teaching was at The Ohio State University. Sharp has authored sixteen textbooks and worked for the World Bank to establish a program at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau.


Lisa Wenzke


Lisa Wenzke

Lisa is a Mathematics teacher at Oakstone Academy in Westerville and has an MBA from The Ohio State University.


Chad Harrison


Chad Harrison

Chad serves as the Board Vice President, and is a Senior Auditor at Tween Brands in New Albany, Ohio. Chad previously worked at Plante & Moran and has a BS in Accounting/Financial Management from Franklin University.


John Fraim


John Fraim

The owner of GreatHouse Marketing Strategy Company, John is a marketing consultant, entrepreneur and successful author (Battle of Symbols: Global Dynamics of Advertising, Entertainment and Media, 2012). John is a graduate of UCLA and the Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University.


Doug Sharp


Doug Sharp

Doug is a co-founder of Lettuce Work serves as the Board President. Doug is Vice President of Sales Effectiveness and Operations at Grange Insurance Companies, earned his MBA from The Ohio State University and BA in Business Administration from Otterbein University.


Greg Stewart


Greg Stewart

Greg serves as the board treasurer and is a manager at Ernst and Young LLP in the Assurance Services practice. Greg graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.