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Espy Thomas

Espy Thomas is the “Queen of Awesomeness” and 2nd generation business owner. Sweet Potato Sensations is the Sweet Potato Lovers Heaven on earth and has been in business for 26 years revolutionizing how people think of sweet potatoes. Espy and her family are successfully carrying on the contributions of Dr. George Washington Carver. This Detroit landmark has created a menu with everything (from pies to ice cream) made with sweet potatoes.

Espy is a graduate of The Savannah College of Art and Design and has lived, worked and traveled overseas. She is a walking example of  posiitivity and creativity. She takes pride in being her true authentic self. Espy is taking her knowledge from as the president of her community business district,  Co-Founder of Naturally FLYY Detroit (A Natural Hair Women’s Empowerment Group), a “Dhive BUILD” graduate and a participant in TechTown’s SWOT City Program coupled with her passion, family values and convictions to be a strong force in taking Detroit and her family business to the next level. Recently Espy appeared on MSNBC alongside Warren Buffett and the CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfien, as the “face” of Detroit’s 1st Class for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.