Who’s Behind The Wheel
Turnip Truck Leadership
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.
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.
Chief Human Resource Officer
Turnip Truck has expanded its executive team by creating the position of Chief Human Resources Officer and hiring veteran HR and law enforcement leader Christopher Clausi to fill the role.
Clausi directs all employee relations and company culture initiatives for Turnip Truck’s three locations in the heart of Nashville. Founded 20 years ago in East Nashville by owner/CEO John Dyke, Turnip Truck connects Music City with the best local, natural and organic foods available. The company employs 150 local workers.
“My role is ensuring that Turnip Truck takes care of our employees so they can take care of our customers,” Clausi said. “I couldn’t be happier to join such a conscientious team of mission-minded people.”
A retired police lieutenant with 23 years of experience, Clausi most recently served as assistant director of the Metropolitan Nashville Community Oversight Board. For nearly two decades, he has served as a presenter, facilitator and consultant for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. Clausi earned his J.D. degree from Nashville School of Law and holds a B.S. in management and ethics from Williamson College.
“Turnip Truck is fortunate to have a leader like Chris on board as our first CHRO, a role that will be pivotal to the growth of our company and culture,” Dyke said.
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.