Frank Whitfield


Current place of residence

Elyria, Oh, US


What is your current occupation/work?

President & CEO Lorain County Urban League


When and where did you work with Maurice?

Elyria, OH


For how long did you work with Maurice?

Beginning in 2008 for three years


What kind of work did you do when you worked with Maurice?

Trainings, planting planning, food distribution, business planning, youth programming, social entrepreneurship, culinary classes, community organizing.



What kind of growth/transformation happened for you (and/or for the people you served) because of your work with Maurice?

I gained a respect for nature, developed entrepreneurship skills, and I learned to work with diverse populations.


How has working with Maurice benefitted you and/or uplifted you?

Made me a better leader, organizer, risk taker, and entrepreneur.


What would you say to someone who is interested in working with Maurice in the future?

Buckle up and enjoy the ride. Stay open minded. Try new things


Memories and Stories

Standing in the back room of a restaurant passing around pork shoulder and purple carrots talking about local food.


A Few Words…

Maurice is Visionary. A prophet. An entrepreneur. An agirculturalist. A humanitarian. A planet caretaker. An Urban Legend. His work will continue to inspire the people he has come in contact with not only in their professional lives but also their personal.