Who's behind the wheel?
You won’t find a more dedicated, educated bunch of local and natural foodies than our Turnip Truck family. We might not be hauling greens on a flatbed, but we deliver the goods daily in the form of friendly service and product expertise.

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John Dyke
Founder
John Dyke
Founder
John Dyke originally hails from a working family farm in Greeneville, Tennessee, but he has hung his hat in East Nashville for more than two decades. Upon settling in the heart of the city, John realized how much he missed the fresh produce he had become accustomed to as a child. Inspired and encouraged by neighbors who craved the same natural goodness, he set out to bring the bounty of the farm to town.

John opened his first store in East Nashville’s 5 Points neighborhood in 2001 and has been serving Nashville ever since. A champion for independent farmers, John is committed to revealing the timeless wisdom of eating “real food”. The store’s cheeky name underscores his mission to bring farmers the respect and support they deserve.

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Kim Totzke
Chief Operating Officer
Kim Totzke
Chief Operating Officer
With a deep background in the Nashville food business, Kim runs every aspect of our operations. Before joining our team, she served as Chief Operating Officer at Provence. Named “Best Chef in Nashville” by the Nashville Scene, Kim has held positions at a diverse array of local restaurants, including The Yellow Porch, Cakewalk, the Belle Meade Brasserie, The Bound’ry, Bongo Java, and Fido. Kim is also a board member of the Nashville State Community College Foundation.
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Adam Williams
Chief Financial Officer
Adam Williams
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Adam manages all financial aspects of our business. Prior to joining the Turnip Truck, Adam was CFO at Provence, where he worked for over ten years. With a passion for homegrown and locally crafted food and drink, the native Nashvillian spends his free time brewing craft beer and tending his own organic garden. Adam credits his mother, one of the area’s organic gardening pioneers, with planting the seed that led him to this position today.
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Phillip Hill
Store Director
East Nashville
Phillip Hill
Store Director
East Nashville
Phillip Hill is Turnip Truck’s East Nashville Store Director.  He joined the staff in 2009 as construction project manager of the Gulch store, bringing a passion for natural foods and years of design experience to the Turnip Truck team.  Today, along with managing all aspects of the flagship East Nashville store, Phillip is also project manager of the new location’s construction.  A man of many talents, his creativity can be seen in the Turnip Truck’s thoughtfully curated selection of gift items and stationery.  At the end of the day, Phillip says that engaging with customers and helping them make healthy, life-changing choices is what he finds most rewarding.
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