Meet our crew!

Jill Holder, HRDC's Food & Nutrition Department Director

jholder@thehrdc.org

I have the good fortune of working with all of the Food and Nutrition Services of the HRDC (Gallatin Valley, Headwaters and Big Sky Community Food Banks, Summer Lunch, KidsPack and Senior Groceries). My primary responsibilities include managing budgets, developing innovative solutions for food security, seeking funding and cultivating relationships in our community. I also work with the other directors at the HRDC to integrate all of our programs and to provide a path for our customers to thrive.

I love being outside and seek untrammeled places and enjoy searching for charismatic mega-fauna in my time off.

For most of my life, I have worked for organizations that utilize volunteers. Volunteers add compassion and enthusiasm and volunteering is one of the few things that we know will truly make a difference in this world. I hope to always work with volunteers.

Some people knit, I cook. It is a creative outlet with immediate gratification. Food is very important to me.

I live in a place with my husband that I dreamed about since I was 12.

Alma mater: Go Horned Frogs!

Carolyn Powers, Data Entry Specialist

cpowers@thehrdc.org

After working with the Low Income Energy Assistance Program at HRDC for 3 seasons, my husband and I started a business which required me to resign my position. However, I was still able to be a part of this amazing organization by assisting with data entry for various HRDC programs, working from home. I am incredibly blessed and humbled to be a part of the Gallatin Valley Food Bank team. My primary responsibilities are ensuring that accurate and current data is entered into one of our primary database systems.

Hobbies: I absolutely love summertime! You can usually find me mowing the lawn, fussing with my flowers or just enjoying the sunshine on the back patio. During those not so summer months, I enjoy painting, writing in my journal and Bobcat football games.

Education: At the age of 30 and three kids in tow, I started college. I was able to realize my dream by earning my BS in Psychology at Montana State University. GO CATS!

Fun Fact: I’ve been collecting Michael Jordan memorabilia since 1994.

Chloe Loeffelholz, Outreach Coordinator

cloeffelholz@thehrdc.org

My primary responsibility includes overseeing all the food bank’s outreach. I also serve as the Huffing For Stuffing co-chair. You can find me assisting with daily warehouse tasks, asking to take pictures of GVFB in action, and working with our team of dedicated volunteers!

Hobbies: Like any good Montanan I love skiing in the winter and camping and hiking in the summer. I play the violin as well as a decent game of cribbage. All times of the year I can be found with a good book in hand!

Work-life: Spent summers at the Living History Farm at the Museum of the Rockies and the school year working to promote healthy relationships between renters and homeowners.

Education: B.A in Communication Studies from the University of Montana

Jennifer Treff, Data Entry & Reception

jtreff@thehrdc.org

My role at GVFB is reception and data entry. I answer the phone, greet folk, enter intake information and try to be available to help wherever needed.

Giving to our community through volunteering is a passion for me. I have been fortunate to volunteer for a short time at GVFB and for over 2 years at Fork & Spoon. I am now employed at both! And I get to work with great groups of staff and volunteers. Everyday working here is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get!  Couldn’t help but borrow from Forrest Gump! Seeing folks get food for their family or a good meal gives me joy. I have never experienced being hungry- it is humbling to serve our food-insecure patrons.

I’m a Texas native but have lived in Nevada, Idaho, Colorado and now Montana. I came to Bozeman because my daughter and her husband are here. Could there be a better reason?!

I enjoy being outside, taking care of animals and our little acre during the summer. When winter hits, I hibernate! Should have been a bear! Although spending time at Window Rock cabin last winter and snowshoeing around Hyalite may change my mind.

Favorite sports team: Dallas Cowboys! Through the good and bad years.

Fun Fact: I have stood on the equator and the top of the great wall of China.

Jon Horn, Operations Manager

jhorn@thehrdc.org

I oversee and track food inventory & safety, warehouse & staff management. Food drives also fall within my responsibilities.

Previous employment before the food bank: U.S. Forest Service Wilderness work in Alaska, Colorado, Montana, and Idaho

Passions: Defying gravity (with a paraglider); getting into the mountains on foot, bike, or ski; quality time with family; home brewing.

Favorite thing about working at the food bank: Helping to feed so many people in need while keeping millions of pounds of food out of the landfill!

Kate Emmerich, Volunteer Coordinator

kemmerich@thehrdc.org
I am so grateful for the opportunity to connect with customers, volunteers and fellow GVFB staff in my role as Volunteer Coordinator. I have long admired and supported the Food Bank’s efforts to create a sustainable, accessible food community for all in the Gallatin Valley.
I graduated with my Master’s Degree in English and Teaching from the University of Montana, and earned a graduate certificate in Native American Studies from Montana State. I love connecting with our community members and am passionate about social justice and non profit work. I am excited to celebrate our 6th summer in Bozeman with my husband Kevin and our three children: Annie (14), Xavier (8) and James (5).
Please be sure to say hello and introduce yourself!

Kyla Crisp, Food Rescue Coordinator

kcrisp@thehrdc.org

My primary responsibilities include picking up donated food from businesses in Bozeman, coordinating volunteer drivers and helping out around the Food Bank.

Hobbies: I spend a lot of my time playing ultimate frisbee! I also play volleyball, spikeball, and enjoy hiking and camping.

Previous work experience: I have mainly worked in agriculture labs at MSU. My work ranged from taking soil samples to blow-drying bumblebees, to performing ELISA tests.

Education: BA in Ecology and minor in Climate Change Studies from the University of Montana.

Laura Stonecipher, Programs Manager

lstonecipher@thehrdc.org

After volunteering at the food bank for 5 years I had the good fortune to be hired on a part-time basis to help in the food bank office. Little did I know I’d found my dream job! Fast forward 7 years and I’m now the Programs Manager. Running our Senior Grocery Program for 358 clients and ensuring they are receiving the healthy food they need each month brings a smile to my face. I work with our office staff and oversee interns, as well as coordinating the annual Can the Griz Food Drive with the awesome folks at MSU.  Additionally, I assist our FB Director with financial donation receipting, accounts payable, and budgets.

Hobbies: I love the wide open spaces and majestic scenery Montana offers. Hiking exploring Yellowstone, baking and spending time with family and friends are all favorite activities.

College: Texas A&M… yep, I’m an Aggie

Originally from Texas…one of my favorite words to use is ‘y’all”

What I’ve learned working at the food bank: Everyone needs some kind of assistance at some point. It might not be related to the services we offer but no one stands alone and does it well. Thanks to the generosity of our community the food bank provides emergency food assistance to thousands of folks each month. It’s a beautiful scene that plays out every day here and it never fails to encourage me.

Lyra Leigh-Nedbor, Child Nutrition Programs Coordinator

lleighnedbor@thehrdc.org

I oversee the production and distribution of Healthy KidsPacks and School Pantries (during the school year) and Summer Lunch (in the summer) as well as supporting food drives here at the Food Bank.  Over June, July and August of 2018 we distributed more than 27,ooo breakfast and lunches to area children through our Summer Lunch sites.

Hobbies: Getting outdoors (to ski, bike, and hike), cooking, gardening, knitting, and sewing.

Food: Pie!! Any flavor and a good ear of sweet corn with butter.

From: I moved to Montana from Vermont, but grew up with 5 siblings in not-too-far Upstate New York (the Hudson Valley region) in the largest sweet corn county in the east.

Fun Fact: I love to knit and drink beer, come find me at a brewery and we can stitch it up together!

 

 

Nick Savage, Warehouse Coordinator

nsavage@thehrdc.org

I am originally from a Boston suburb and moved to Montana in 2006. I am an avid hiker and love nothing more than a good book and a strong cup of coffee.  I used to have hobbies but now I have an eleven year old so I essentially have his hobbies.  Or rather he has hobbies and I am his chauffeur.  My wife, Sara Savage, also works for HRDC, with the Head Start Program.

As warehouse coordinator I am tasked with attempting to maintain an orderly environment which will allow the store to run more efficiently.  I also assist with Food Rescue and generally try to be available to help wherever needed around the store.

Donavan Glasgow, AmeriCorps Childhood Nutrition VISTA

slvista@thehrdc.org
As the AmeriCorps Childhood Nutrition VISTA, I am working to expand and evaluate our KidsPack, KidsPantry, and Summer Meals programs. Specifically, this work involves recruiting and training new volunteers, developing and distributing a survey investigating how these programs can be improved for participants and partners and creating marketing materials.

Hobbies: I love to run, hike, and bake in my free time! I was born and raised in New Mexico, so I am looking forward to getting involved in winter activities as well!

Previous work experience: While in school I did a number of internships, including working with my local food pantry and working with refugee farmers in Portland, Maine. I also have a few years under my belt slinging coffee as a barista.

Education: B.A. in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine.

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HRDC is a 501(c)3 non-profit Community Action Agency. We provide programs and services in the areas of housing, food and nutrition, child and youth development, senior empowerment, transportation, energy assistance, and community development.

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