At Arbor Industries, our mission is simple: we want to change the way we eat, grow, and think about food.
We provide value by farming and selling edible insects such as crickets, primarily in powder form, valued for their low environmental and high nutritional impact, at a low cost due to our unique, physics-based approach to automation. While bugs have been consumed for millennia, this ancient industry is currently experiencing dramatic growth.
Both humans and animals will benefit from implementing crickets into their diets.
We believe entomophagy, or the practice of eating bugs, will start an agricultural revolution.
Andrew is a second-year Junior at Washburn University, currently studying Accounting and Entrepreneurship. Andrew was born in Topeka, KS, and has lived there his whole life. He has competed in business competitions throughout Kansas, with various business models, since he started at Washburn last year. He has placed in three of Washburn’s business competitions within one year. Through these competitions he has gained team management experience that has helped him to facilitate and develop his team. Andrew’s core strengths are in planning, organizing, and taking advantage of every opportunity his team is given.
Director of Research & Development
VP Sales & Marketing
Jim Henry is a senior at Washburn studying Management, Finance, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Jim is from Abilene, Kansas but also attended Salina South High School and Santa Fe Trail High School. He is currently the Student Body Vice President and President of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and United Nations Association chapters at Washburn. Jim has been working at SS&C Solutions, Inc accounting firm for two years as well and has competed in the beforementioned business competitions with Andrew. Through years of organizational experience, Jim has become well versed in business processes and meeting procedures, giving him the ability to be an effective team leader.
Jonathan is a third-year Senior at Washburn University, currently studying Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Jonathan was born and raised in Topeka, KS. He has spent the past couple summers working with Kansas Department of Health and Environment in the water microbiology department, where he has gained valuable experience in biological and chemical quality checks, such as ELISA. Other outstanding experience includes understanding and presenting technical literature, culturing Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies) for gene inheritance research and traveling across the nation to present his own research at national science conferences. Jonathan’s core strengths include dedication, creative thinking, and a well-rounded skillset; all essential to his scientific pursuits.
Matthew Hochuli is a Senior at Washburn University, currently working towards a degree in Accounting and a master's in accountancy with intentions to sit for the CPA exam in Kansas. He has spent the past couple years working with different accounting firms doing tax preparation and accounting services. He currently works for a small CPA firm in Topeka managing several clients with accounting service needs. He has experience with different accounting software's, small business tax planning, and basic day to day accounting in a business. Matthew’s core strengths include problem-solving, attention to detail, personability, and a desire to never stop learning.
Aaron is a sophomore at Washburn University, working towards a bachelor's degree in computer information sciences. Aaron is from Topeka Kansas, where he has lived his whole life. Aaron has interned with local businesses where he programmed commercial applications. He also has experience working on both the hardware and software of personal computers: helping clients to build personal computers as well as repairing clients’ personal computers. With this experience, Aaron brings knowledge that aids in the progression of the company’s technological developments. Aaron’s core strengths include critical thinking, creativity, ingenuity, and dedication.