Compost Nashville is Matthew Beadlecomb, Micah Puncochar, Jeremy Lekich and Spencer Sherrill. We’ve come together with two simple goals in mind: to divert as much food waste as possible from landfills and to transform that food waste into rich fertile soil.
Matthew “Beadle” Beadlecomb
Hey there everyone! My name is Beadle and I am co-founder and co-owner here at Compost Nashville. The past couple of years of my life have been spent trying to figure out the best way for me to coexist with this fast paced world we all currently share. I have known for a while I wanted to find a way to be more in touch with the world and to get back to the important parts of life. For me the most important things are food, friends, and music. Well, Tennessee is a rich place to grow all of these things and the better the quality of the ingredients you begin with, the better the results. This has inspired me to start learning about composting and how we can all be part of creating fertile soil with which we can grow delicious food!
I grew up in Nashville and went on to study International Business and Spanish at Tennessee Tech. While I I served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay I was assigned to help with the business practices of a Farmers Cooperative that grew and processed Yerba Mate. Working alongside those farmers I was introduced to various forms of improving the soil and they all had their foundation in using compost to increase their production on their farms. At Compost Nashville I focus on working with our commercial clients who want to implement a composting system at their company that includes food waste diversion and also a full suite of compostable goods.
I'm the Operations Manager at Compost Nashville - born and raised right here in Nashville! I have a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science from Middle Tennessee State University, where I worked on competitive project proposals for solid waste treatment solutions. Before coming to Compost Nashville, I interned for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. My passion is renewable energy and sustainable waste management, which work seamlessly hand in hand. I also love machines and was pursuing a mechanical engineering degree before shifting to an environmental focus - this comes in handy with all the work we do with trucks!
I was born and raised in Nashville, TN. I received my bachelors of science from Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC. I focused my studies on plants and systems design. The more I learned about plants, the more I realized that soil is the foundation of plant health. The more I learned about soil, the more I understood that soil is the foundation of all health. As a soil professor said to a class once, “What does NOT come from soil?” I feel excited and inspired to be part of a company and community that helps to reduce waste and improve the soil around this great city!