Louie Castriota provides leadership for Corus International subsidiary Farmers Market Brands LLC, a direct-trade coffee producer. He founded five companies prior to joining Corus International: Leg Up Farm, Able-Services, Leg Up Farmers Market, Adult Care Enterprises and Happy Helpers. During his entrepreneurial endeavors, he also authored an inspirational book called, Leg Up: The Courage to Dream, about his 13-year journey to transform the lives of thousands of children by bringing together all types of pediatric therapies, under one roof, in a unique program model.
Before founding both non-profit and for-profit entities, Louie held media and sales management positions In Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Harrisburg. He previously served as director of sales at Comcast Spotlight, as general and national sales manager at WBFF FOX 45, and local sales manager at WLYH UPN 15.
Louie is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program. He has received the Rite Aid Foundation's KidChamp Award, the National Comcast Spotlight Hero Award and the Non-profit Innovation in Management Operations Award. He was named a York Federal Fellow in Nonprofit Community Leadership and led Leg Up Farm’s successful Silver LEED Certification. Since Leg Up Farm opened, Louie continues to be active in his community, mentoring nonprofit leaders.