Andrew Black

Certified Kind founder and Certification Director, Andrew Black, spent the past 10 years working for Oregon Tilth, one of the nation’s most trusted organic certifiers. Andrew has worn many hats in certification, including Farm Program Manager, Inspector, Final Reviewer, Latin American Specialist, and Certification Officer. Andrew has inspected hundreds of farms and food processing facilities in the United States and Latin America and is an expert compliance reviewer for products certified to the USDA National Organic program and the organic standards of the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. He also has hands on experience growing plants in greenhouses, and for several years grew vegetables for 15 families from his small urban farm.