Meet the Team: New Faces at Appleseed

The Appleseed team has grown! Meet the new faces!

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Alicia Misso joined our team in January 2016 as financial controller. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from UAB and is currently enrolled in UAB’s master’s program. As an adventure lover, Alicia spends her free time hang gliding, whitewater rafting and caving.


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Jarrod Allen joined the Appleseed team as the company’s industrial designer in the winter of 2015. At Appleseed, Jarrod focuses on the intricate, complex aspects that bring depth to their projects. Prior to Appleseed, Jarrod spent 15 years designing, managing and selling fresh food displays for retailers like Whole Foods, Boars Head and Publix. He graduated from Auburn University in 2000 with bachelor’s degree in industrial design. Jarrod is proud to call Birmingham his hometown and has always had an unwavering love for his city.


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Klay Howard joined us in January 2016 as a superintendent who makes sure each project is built to design intent.


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Michael Lewandowski is an architectural designer at Appleseed Workshop. After graduating Auburn University in 2015 with Bachelor’s degrees in Architecture and Interior Architecture, he relocated to New York City to design for an internationally renowned architecture practice. Michael and his fiancée, Anne, have since moved to Birmingham to take part in the revival of the city. In his free time, Michael is an avid sketcher and beer drinker– especially when the two are combined.


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Reilly Johnson is Appleseed’s office manager and is responsible for keeping both the office running and the team operating at their full potential, which mainly includes keeping the kitchen heavily stocked with necessities like coffee, diet Mountain Dew and beef jerky. She graduated from UAB with a BA in Journalism and is currently completing her masters in public administration. She is a lover of UAB basketball, Birmingham’s ever-growing food and music scene, and especially her 19 lb. black cat, Nelson