Kevin Atticks is a writer, publisher, educator, promoter, and lobbyist. He founded Grow & Fortify to do for entrepreneurs and organizations what he helped do for the Maryland Wineries Association as its Executive Director since 2013: build and strengthen. He serves on the University of Maryland College of Agriculture’s Global Leadership Council, is the past chair of the Maryland Tourism Coalition, past president of the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council, and past chair of the WineAmerica State & Regional Associations Advisory Council.
Kevin holds a Masters in Environmental Journalism from CU-Boulder, a Doctorate in Communications Design from University of Baltimore, and a Bachelors in Journalism and Music Composition from Loyola University, where he teaches Book Publishing.


Building a sustainable foodshed from farm and fishery to table