Our Team

Meet Our Urban Farmers!

picture Founder & CEO - Andrew Abendshein

A native Houstonian Andrew has witnessed firsthand the growth and development of our amazing city. Serving on the Board of Trustees at the Brown Foundation, as a chair of the Civil and Environmental Committee, and on the board of Houston Arboretum Andrew developed a lifelong passion for sustainability and environment. To the Acre In A Box Andrew brings a broad experience in oil and gas industry from his work at Plains Exploration & Production, as well as his current position as Vice President of Interflote-USA. Andrew’s work and travel in Africa, Middle East, and Latin America provide him deep understanding for the work of local, sustainable produce markets. He believes in offering the best quality locally grown food to all the city dweller.

picture Founder & CFO - Ana Buckman

Ana Buckman grew up in Moscow, Russia, where she got her first taste for fresh fruit and vegetables on her grandparents farm. She holds a degree in Communications from Moscow State University, as well as a few more degrees in Political Science, French, Education, and Linguistics. Ana has enjoyed an exciting career in Social Services and  Education and is currently teaching at Rice University. With a long term passion for nutrition, fresh foods, and sustainability, Ana is tremendously excited to get on board with Acre in the Box!

picture Founder & CTO - Drew Nunnally

Born and bred Louisiana boy, Drew is the master of all trades and Arce In the Box CTO. Drew moved to Houston 9 years ago and considers himself a proud Houstonian. Having over 14 years experience in Information Technology, he has held multiple technical positions throughout his career. Since being in Houston Drew has specifically been designing, developing, and implementing Enterprise Content Management solutions within the Energy sector. Drew’s enviable work ethic and attention to details come in handy when making sure every leaf and every stalk in our farm comes out perfect! When off work he enjoys spending time with his wife Courtney, their son Mason, and their “1st born” dog, Gumbo. @gumbo_the_frenchie

picture Founder - Julia Shur

Julia Shur brings a high profile business experience to Acre in the Box. She has worked around the globe and has led teams to originate and execute large scale M&A transactions in oil and gas. She has always cared and supported sustainability of local communities when she worked in Europe, Russia and Latin America. Julia holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, is fluent in five languages, and is very excited about building a new business to deliver quality and fresh food to Houstonians.