Who is Canopy?

We are growing Kentucky businesses to positively impact people, our planet, and our future.

We are a start-up non-profit working to support and recognize for-profit businesses with a stated social or environmental mission. From our headquarters in Louisville’s Portland Neighborhood, our small team is working with business owners and leaders throughout the state to create the Canopy Certified Program. Our program has two intentions: guide companies to greater impact and recognize them when they are doing it well.

Canopy believes that Kentucky businesses – in partnership with nonprofits and government – can make a positive impact on pressing issues by providing diversified funding, additional human resources, and innovative solutions.  Many nonprofits agree and want access to impact-driven businesses in order to create formalized operational and financial partnerships.

As we develop our program, we are dedicated to growing the awareness and culture around the good business movement through educational outreach and live events.

Our Founder

Scott Koloms

Canopy’s Founder, Scott Koloms, has passionately advocated for a socially conscious and impact-driven business movement in Kentucky for the last two years.  He dreams of Kentucky having the strongest, most effective group of for-profit social enterprises in the country.  Over the last few years, Koloms played a pivotal role in the passage of the Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) legislation in Kentucky.  As President and owner of Facilities Management Services (FMS), PBC, Koloms also led FMS to become the first public benefit corporation in Kentucky and the first janitorial services company in the world to become a certified B Corp.

Our Timeline


Scott Koloms inherits Facilities Management Services (FMS)


FMS earns B Corp Certification 1st and only Janitorial B Corp in the World


New PBC legislation signed (HB 35) Kentucky corporations will be able to organize as a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC).


Founding of Canopy Certified, Inc


HB35 goes into effect


First Canopy General Meeting


FMS Awarded B Corp “Best in World Honoree”


Ribbon cutting at Canopy Headquarters


Start Some Good Campaign Crowdfunded $50K!


Hired first full-time staff


Board is formed


Progress Building Canopy Certified Program


Ben Sollee

Director of Engagement

Alex Page

Canopy Certified Program Specialist

Ben Smock

Director of Development

Amanda Bates

Senior Director of Operations

Elshadai Smith-Mensah

Product Development Lead

Lauren Cline

Operations Lead

Our Board

President:  Tom Williams – Stoll Keenon Ogden

Treasurer:  Larry Horn – Roth River

Secretary:  Delene Taylor – DMLO CPAs

At large Members:

Brad Flowers – Bullhorn Creative

Raechele Gray – Endeavor

Christy Jarboe – Louisville Forward

Scott Koloms – Canopy

Jill Wilcox – J.P. Morgan Chase

Mackey McNeill – Prosperity People

Brandi Harless – Mayor of Paducah, KY

Geoff Marietta – Trillium Ventures

Chuck Sexton – One East Kentucky

Kyle Ronbinson – Print My Threads